Larry Summers, former economic adviser to President Obama, gave a speech at a recent event presenting the case why the ban on United States crude oil exports should be lifted. The ban is a legacy policy from the 1970’s that is no longer relevant in today’s market. read more
University of Washington law professor Ryan Calo offers over at the Brookings Institution the modest proposal hat the Feds create a Robotics Commission to oversee developments in that field. Calo cites current confusion among various...Show More Summary
Chris Jacobs: While many health analysts say physician practice patterns could be the key to efficient health system, the Brookings Institution has questioned the degree to which such variations exist.
This week, BBC World News is hiring a senior producer, while National Geographic needs a rights clearance specialist. Atlantic Media is seeking a manager of business development, and the Brookings Institution is on the hunt for a communications officer. Show More Summary
A paper by Federal Reserve staff that will be discussed at the Brookings Institution on Friday hints at the central bank's thinking on interest rates and employment in advance of a consequential Fed meeting next week. The findings support...Show More Summary
A 2011 lunch at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., included Brookings Scholars and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. Photo by Flickr user Maryland GovPics What comes to mind when you hear the words “think tank”? Do you everShow More Summary
Last week we heard from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that job growth in August was disappointing—and that labor force participation is as low as it's been in decades. Last month, a Brookings Institution study said our economy is is...Show More Summary
VA Secretary Robert McDonald, seen here at a Brookings Institution panel discussion in 2013, says the VA is committed to addressing wait lists and other issues that have plagued the department. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty...Show More Summary
Don’t let tensions in the South China Sea hold U.S.-China relations hostage. That notion is central to a new Brookings Institution paper by three former senior U.S. officials with deep knowledge of U.S. policy towards China.
Politics and business have always had a sticky relationship. The Brookings Institute released a ranking of U.S. billionaires according to their political influence. The billionaires' influences are measured by the "use of great wealth...Show More Summary
Mark A. Calabria A recent paper from the Brookings Institute raises an important observation that businesses are “becoming older,” that is, the age profile of American business is increasingly dominated by older firms. One reason isShow More Summary
Universities in the United States have long been - and in many ways still are - the most attractive higher education option for students around the world. As recent research from the Brookings Institution demonstrates, the U.S. is a "global hub of higher education." That is because the U.S. Show More Summary
Small cities are among the biggest beneficiaries of a wave of foreign students studying at U.S. universities, according to a Brookings Institution study.
Richard Reeves, a Brookings Institution economist, has made a brief video using Legos to visualize the hard facts about getting ahead in the U.S. "In terms of fairness," he says, the question is less about the income gap between the bottom and top and "more about your chance of making it from the bottom to the top." Read more...
David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, helps you understand both the short-term and the long-term picture of the federal debt.
THE ECONOMIST recently published an article about the costs and benefits of various kinds of zero- and low-carbon energy, “Sun, wind and drain”. The article was based on research by Charles Frank of the Brookings Institution (whose paper is here). Show More Summary
Is American entrepreneurship in decline? That's he claim being made by Brookings Institution economists and The Washington Post's Robert Samuelson. A "precipitous drop" in new startups since 2006 has led to an economy oversaturated with...Show More Summary
Strobe Talbott, one of America's top Russian experts who translated Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs into English, was Deputy Secretary of State from 1994-2001. He is presently President of the Brookings Institution and widely regarded as a potential secretary of state in a Hillary Clinton administration. Show More Summary
In addition to the demographic shifts in Ferguson, poverty has risen sharply among its residents, contributing to tension within the community. Brookings Institution: Amid the social media and news coverage of the community’s response...Show More Summary
New data from the Brookings Institution paints a dreary picture of the U.S. startup landscape, where entrenched competitors are walking away with a bigger share of business.