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Top U.S. Economic Advisor Says Asia and U.S. Need Policy Shifts to Accelerate Growth

Caroline Atkinson, President Obama's top adviser on international economics, speaks at Asia Society New York on February 27, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

At Asia Society New York, Caroline Atkinson, President Obama’s leading advisor on international economics, described the need for the United States and Asian countries to collaborate on policies that will power global economic growth.

Map of the Day: Five Facts About the US You Should Know — And One You Can't Ignore

One in five U.S. jobs are tied to international trade. (Santosh Kushwaha/Asia Society and Longview Foundation)
Education

A new interactive map, featuring one million data points, shows American schools are preparing students for the past, not the future.

Indonesia: Rupiah May Have Rallied, But Jakarta's Policy Decisions Still Bear Scrutiny

An Indonesian clerk holds stacks of Indonesian rupiah notes at a currency exchange office in Jakarta on Sept. 4, 2013. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

It may never be quite clear how much credit Indonesia's government deserves for righting its currency after its recent tumble, according to two analysts with the consultancy Control Risks.

Photos/Interview: 'Grandmother Power' and the Challenges of an Aging Asia

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Business

With the right infrastructure and the right attitude, says Carolyn Buck-Luce, societies can find benefits in a healthy older population. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Monday, September 30.

Video: Three Challenges to Doing Business in Myanmar

Dane Chamorro, Southeast Asia managing director for global risk consultancy Control Risks.
Business

"We shouldn't lose sight of the magnitude of what a country with fairly limited trained human resources is trying to attempt," Control Risks' Dane Chamorro said. "They are attempting systematic political and economic reform simultaneously."

Video: How China Has Transformed the Global Order

Beijing's Tiananmen Square. (Tomoaki INABA/Flickr)
Policy

"The essential point is that when China is the world’s largest economy, there’s a psychological shift," notes Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl at a recent Vail Symposium talk.

Video: Stephen Roach's 5 Keys to Maintaining China's Economy

Yale professor Stephen Roach talks at Asia Society in New York on March 27, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Business

In a lively discussion with China bear Jim Chanos, economist (and China bull) Stephen Roach notes the key areas of reform he thinks China will implement to continue on a succesful path for growth.

Video: Experts on China's Economy 'Brawl' Before Upcoming Asia Society Talk

Jim Chanos (L) and Stephen Roach (R), appearing in person at Asia Society New York on March 27, 2013.
Business

Economists Jim Chanos and Stephen Roach, who will be speaking at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, agree to disagree over where the Chinese economy is headed.

Summers: 'Disastrous' Fiscal Cliff Scenario Threatens U.S. Prestige, Security Worldwide

Lawrence H. Summers onstage at Asia Society New York on December 5, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Business

Former Harvard President and U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers sizes up the chances for a deal in Washington — and also gives his version of the events depicted in The Social Network.

Expert: Myanmar's Parliament Taking on 'Expansive Role' in Reform

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) meets with Burmese President Thein Sein at the Office of the President in Nay Pyi Taw, Burma, on Dec. 1, 2011. (Flickr/U.S. Department of State)
Policy

Asia Society’s Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio discusses who is leading Myanmar’s reform process, the role of U.S. sanctions, and the challenges ahead.