Harvard Business School's U.S. Competitiveness Project co-chairs Michael E. Porter and Jan W. Rivkin meet with members from both sides of the aisle in Washington, D.C., to share HBS research and to propose policy measures for improving America's competitiveness.
The two-day agenda on Capitol Hill kicked off with a bi-partisan media briefing co-hosted by Reps. Tom Rice (R-SC) and John Delaney (D-MD) on July 9, 2013. This provided media with an exclusive opportunity to sit down and chat with Professor Porter and Reps. Rice and Delaney regarding America's long-term, structural challenges, the areas of existing consensus among policymakers on what must be done, and the specific legislative actions that need to be taken to reverse the current trajectory of the American economy.
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05 Dec 2013 - Forbes.com
As U.S. companies expanded globally in the 1970s and 1980s, they started ignoring their hometowns, hurting America and putting companies' long-term profits at risk, Jan Rivkin, professor at Harvard Business School, told a room full of business leaders. The result is that companies' profits have risen thanks to global success while American workers have struggled to keep up.
04 Dec 2013 - Chicago Tribune
Mandatory U.S. budget cuts known as sequestration are resulting in job losses across the country and threaten to undermine U.S. competitiveness in the global economy, industry executives and academics said on Monday, urging Congress to reverse the cuts.
03 Dec 2013 - NPR
Harvard Business School Professor Jan Rivkin discusses implications of the recent PISA 2012 findings with NPR's Claudio Sanchez. The test measures students' proficiency in reading, math and science worldwide, and shows that American 15-year-olds continue to turn in flat results.