US Corporations in the Recovery & Beyond

Thursday, 22 April 2010 - 19:00 - Friday, 23 April 2010 - 21:30
New School for Social Research, 66 W. 12th Street, Room 407, New York City

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 will join to discuss the corporate role in an economic comeback. They will discuss companies’ investment behaviors before the crisis of 2008, how they responded, and how they can contribute to the re-emergence of a prosperous economy.

Through an open-discussion format, participants will discuss 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.

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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.