New York, 2010

U.S. Corporations in the Recovery and Beyond

What is the Corporate Role in an Economic Comeback?

Americans have supported a heightened role for the government in restoring economic growth. And there has been much concern about how to stabilize and regulate financial firms. For a return to prosperity, however, Americans will have to rely on healthy non-financial corporations.

Experts from industry, academe, government and organized labor joined at The New School on April 22 and 23 to discuss the corporate role in an economic comeback. They covered companies’ investment behaviors before the crisis of 2008, how they responded, and how they can contribute to the re-emergence of a prosperous economy. Topics also included the need for a new industrial policy that serves American workers, promotes socially-useful technologies and environmental sustainability, reverses “financialization,” and reforms executive pay to reward innovation and job creation.

Sponsored by The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, Ford Foundation Project on Financial Institutions for Innovation and Development, the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development, UMass Lowell, and the European Commission 7th Framework Programme, Finance, Innovation, and Growth project.

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