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Global Policy Innovations Program

A growing body of innovative scholarship offers promising strategies for sustainable development and a fairer globalization. Yet, these proposals have not been disseminated in a coordinated fashion. In response to this challenge, the Global Policy Innovations program provides a forum for pragmatic alternatives to the current global economic order.

Website: http://www.policyinnovations.org


Global Policy Innovations
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
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The Carnegie Council's Global Policy Innovations program aims to enhance and inform public debate on the existence of positive development alternatives by creating a centralized hub to serve two primary purposes:

1. An online magazine format to feature the work of partners associated with the project, and from the fairer globalization community more broadly.

2. A database of papers, organizations, and specialists that links the websites and databases of project partners.

Financial Crisis Hurts U.S. Soft Power
October 30, 2008 10:35 AM - Susan Ariel Aaronson, Global Policy Innovations Program

John Maynard Keynes, the most famous economist of the 20th century, had an evocative image of capitalism. He once said that markets were propelled by animal spirits. These spirits can yield growth, but at times they act out of panic rather than reason. They therefore must be domesticated to ensure that the law of the jungle does not apply.

Green Jobs Transcript
October 23, 2008 10:58 AM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

This is extremely timely. The Obama campaign has tapped into this idea of green jobs, sustainable jobs. The essence, in my view, captures the need for work worldwide—decent work—and for the economy to be sustainable. These themes come out in interviews I have had all over northeast and southeast Asia. Jobs are where the rubber meets the road of a policy issue and a local issue, as well as how people view their immediate surroundings.

A Slick Solution for Oil Markets
October 17, 2008 07:57 AM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

The world has spent the last several weeks reeling from the failure of financial markets. But credit markets are not the only markets that are disobeying the laws of supply and demand. Although oil prices are declining, the global oil market is also out of whack. Oil prices remain high, causing economic suffering around the world. To get the global oil market back on track, policymakers will have to behave differently.

Green Jobs Transition Must Accelerate
October 16, 2008 10:36 AM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

Jobs will be created by the transition from a high-carbon economy to an energy-efficient one, but the transformation will have to be rapid and global to make an impact on climate change along with poverty and employment patterns.

Global Crisis: How Far to Go?
October 15, 2008 09:39 AM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

Contemporaries are often poor judges of historical events. People who saw a group of soldiers pushing around a man in rags before he was crucified could be excused for not realizing they were witnessing perhaps the most important event in human history.

Northeast Puts on the Carbon Cap
September 30, 2008 09:37 AM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

For the first time, a carbon market is opening for business in the United States. The long awaited Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), takes effect on January 1, 2009. Utilities in ten states—Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont—will be required to purchase carbon emission rights or find themselves unable to operate.

Green Recovery
September 16, 2008 10:02 AM - Robert Pollin, James Heintz, Global Policy Innovations Program

For the past year, the U.S. economy has suffered through a serious economic slowdown caused by the collapse of the housing market bubble, the destabilizing effects of the housing implosion on financial markets, and the sharp rise in oil prices.

From Mules to Biofuels
September 8, 2008 10:00 AM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

Farmers and policymakers are wrestling with two main concerns when it comes to ethanol production: the effect of ethanol demand on food prices, and changes in land use that are detrimental to the environment. While families were sharing corn at backyard barbecues this summer, both issues perked up ears across the globe.

Voluntary Standards and the Resource Curse
September 4, 2008 09:34 AM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

In this TED talk, economist Paul Collier explains how the alliance of compassion and enlightened self-interest can help change the divergent course of the world's bottom billion poorest people. Lessons can be learned from the world's last great development success story: postwar Europe.

The Perfect Storm of a Global Recession
August 26, 2008 09:48 AM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

The probability is growing that the global economy—not just the United States—will experience a serious recession. Recent developments suggest that all G7 economies are already in recession or close to tipping into one.

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