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The Surprise Economy: Why Has New York Been Outperforming the Nation?

New York State’s economic performance has lagged the nation’s for decades. But here's a surprising fact: Employment trends in the Empire State beat the national average for four straight years before, during and after the Great Recession. Two big questions: Why? And, what does this suggest for economic-development policy in New York?
Robert B. Ward, August 31, 2011

New York and the Global Economy

Rising threats to Wall Street’s role as a source of wealth and jobs, the vital link between higher education and economic growth, and the importance of immigrant entrepreneurs were among the topics explored in an October 6th Rockefeller Institute conference, “New York and the Global Economy.” Carl T. Hayden, chair of the State University Board of Trustees, analyzed steps that other nations have taken to boost economic development by expanding higher-education opportunity.
A New York State Network for Economic Research Conference
October 6, 2008

Welcome/Overview   [mp3]
Richard P. Nathan, Co-Director, The Rockefeller Institute of Government
Robert B. Ward, Deputy Director, The Rockefeller Institute of Government

Keynote Address    [mp3]
Carl T. Hayden, Chairman, State University Board of Trustees

Panel: Research on Human Capital   [mp3]
Moderator: Risa I. Palm, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, State University of New York
Richard Deitz, Regional Economist, Buffalo Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York   [PDF]
Peter Lombardi, Policy Analyst, Regional Institute, University at Buffalo   [PDF]

New York in Crisis    [mp3]
Rosemary Scanlon, Former Chief Economist, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey   [PDF]

Panel: Insights on International Investment   [mp3]
Moderator: Garrick Utley, President, The Levin Institute
John Wang, Founder/President, Asian-American Business Development Center
Jonathan Bowles, Director, Center for an Urban Future   [PDF]

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