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Global Competitiveness


Globalization has benefited the United States in many ways, and CED has been a strong supporter of international agreements to promote trade and investment. Greater two-way exchanges of goods, services, and capital have lifted incomes both at home and abroad, reinforcing a virtuous circle of economic growth while reducing global poverty. Our research program emphasizes both domestic and international issues that affect global competition, such as regulation, energy policy, and negotiation of free-trade agreements with our global partners. In addition, CED research urges business leaders to make women's advancement a priority issue because it makes America and American companies more competitive.



Pathways to High-Quality Child Care

CED’s clearinghouse of early educator materials and data are intended to be used by business leaders,  policymakers, and advocates to strengthen the quality of the early education workforce, the key to high-quality...

August 31, 2017  |     |  Early Learning, EducationEarly ChildhoodGlobal CompetitivenessWomen's Economic Empowerment



Spring Policy Conference: April 13-14, 2016, Washington D.C.

CED's 2016 Spring Policy Conference took place on April 13-14 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C. The two-day event convened national thought leaders from the business, policy, and academic sectors....

April 13, 2016  |   Event Democratic InstitutionsEducationEducationFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Every Other One: More Women on Corporate Boards Congressional Briefing

Featured Speakers:Diana Solash, Director, Global and Americas Diversity & Inclusiveness, EY Madeleine Condit, CEO, Madeleine Condit AssociatesToday, women occupy fewer than 18% of Fortune 1000 corporate board seats, while comprising a much higher proportion of...

March 29, 2016  |   Event   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessWomen's Economic Empowerment



Breakfast of Corporate Champions & Symposium

The third biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions will salute companies leading the way to gender balance on corporate boards. Hear the country's leading CEOs talk about why women in the boardroom is a strategic...

November 19, 2015  |   Event   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessWomen's Economic Empowerment



Crony Capitalism:  Unhealthy Relations Between Business and Government

Crony Capitalism: Unhealthy Relations Between Business and Government, focuses on the growing public perception of a crony form of capitalism in America, and discusses the three interconnected trends that we believe are primarily responsible for...

October 14, 2015  |   Policy Position   |  Money in Politics,  |  Sustainable Capitalism, Democratic InstitutionsCampaign FinanceFiscal HealthEconomy & Federal BudgetGlobal CompetitivenessCorporate Governance



Spring Policy Conference: April 22-23, Washington D.C.

Thanks to all who attended CED's 2015 Spring Policy Conference, held in Washington D.C. at the Willard InterContinental Hotel.CED’s policy conferences are forums for Members, senior policy makers, and industry leaders...

April 22, 2015  |   Event   |  Education, Democratic InstitutionsEducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Oxford Analytica’s Background Briefing Book for CED

David Young, a CED Trustee and the Chairman of Oxford Analytica, has kindly provided CED with a background Briefing Book that features recent articles from the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief.  These articles focus on...

November 19, 2014  |   Blog Fiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Every Other One: More Women on Corporate Boards

CED’s newest paper, “Every Other One: More Women on Corporate Boards” updates CED’s 2012 Policy Paper, “Fulfilling the Promise: How More Women on Corporate Boards Would Make America and...

November 13, 2014  |   Policy Position   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessCorporate GovernanceWomen's Economic Empowerment



Patents 101

By Jeffrey Hooke Vice President and Director of Economic StudiesGlobal FilingsWorldwide patent applications have been increasing steadily for the last four years, following a brief decline after the 2008 financial crisis. Globally, over two...

October 29, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Russia and Argentina: Two Nations Behaving Badly

By Jeffrey Hooke Vice President and Director of Economic StudiesToday’s global economy is based on a complex set of norms under which major nations are supposed to behave. Russia, the eight largest...

October 01, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthEconomic GrowthGlobal Competitiveness



“The Dog That Didn’t Bark:” European Union Institutes Public Accounting Firm Rotation

By Jeffrey HookeVice President and Director of Economic StudiesNew Rules Concerned about faulty accounting’s role in the 2008 financial crisis, the European Parliament will install mandatory rotation among the independent auditors of...

August 06, 2014  |   Blog   |  Sustainable Capitalism, Global Competitiveness



The United States Export Import Bank - Mission Impossible

By Jeffrey Hooke Vice President and Director of Economic StudiesThe DebateCongress is debating whether to renew the U.S. Ex-Im Bank’s lending (and debt guarantee) authority. The bank’s loans...

June 25, 2014  |   Blog   |  Sustainable Capitalism, Democratic InstitutionsFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthGlobal Competitiveness



Gentlemen, Go to Your Corners! The Fight over U.S. Natural Gas Exports

By Jeffrey Hooke Vice President and Director of Economic StudiesThe U.S. shale gas boom could be a “game changer” for U.S. manufacturing, particularly for energy intensive industries that use a...

June 18, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health,  |  Sustainable Capitalism, Democratic InstitutionsFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthGlobal Competitiveness



Trustee Shideh Sedgh Bina Discusses Board Report Recommendations

Recently, the Cranfield School of Management, billed as one of the “oldest and most prestigious business schools in the U.K.,” published The Female FTSE Board Report 2014. The report examines the startling underrepresentation...

May 30, 2014  |   Blog   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessCorporate GovernanceWomen's Economic Empowerment



M&A Inversion and Tax Repatriation: A $100 Billion Poker Game?

By Jeff Hooke Global M&A activity climbed 32 percent in 2014’s first quarter.  The U.S. market led the way with a 55 percent gain.  The growth shows continued confidence in...

May 20, 2014  |   Blog Global Competitiveness



Trustee Shideh Sedgh Bina Opines on Tackling Unconscious Bias

Recently, the Cranfield School of Management, billed as one of the “oldest and most prestigious business schools in the U.K.,” published The Female FTSE Board Report 2014. The report examines the startling underrepresentation...

May 15, 2014  |   Blog   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessCorporate GovernanceWomen's Economic Empowerment



Trustee Jon Whitmore: Educational Development is Economic Development

This month, more than three million students will graduate from high schools across the United States. At ACT, we are proud to note that more than half these students will be graduating having taken the...

May 12, 2014  |   Blog   |  Postsecondary Education, EducationPostsecondaryGlobal Competitiveness



A Walk-Through of CED’s Spring Policy Conference

By Jeffrey Hooke Vice President & Director of Economic Studies Committee for Economic DevelopmentCED’s Spring 2014 Policy Conference took place on May 1 and 2 at Washington’s landmark Willard Hotel, and it brought...

May 08, 2014  |   Blog   |  Sustainable Capitalism, EducationFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Spring Policy Conference, May 1-2, 2014: Washington, DC

Please join the Committee for Economic Development for our two-day Spring Policy Conference on May 1-2, 2014.This year’s program will feature in-depth conversations with senior leaders, CEOs, economists, and policy makers, on early...

May 01, 2014  |   Event   |  Early Learning,  |  Fiscal Health, Democratic InstitutionsCampaign FinanceJudicial Independence and SelectionEducationEarly ChildhoodForeign LanguagesK-12PostsecondaryFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal BudgetHealth CareTax ReformGlobal CompetitivenessCorporate GovernanceWomen's Economic Empowerment



Trustee Shideh Sedgh Bina on Developing Female Leadership

Recently, the Cranfield School of Management, billed as one of the “oldest and most prestigious business schools in the U.K.,” published The Female FTSE Board Report 2014.  The report examines the startling...

May 01, 2014  |   Blog   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessWomen's Economic Empowerment



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