Found 24 article(s) for author 'Robert Lawrence'

Rising Tide: Is Growth in Emerging Economies Good for the United States?

Rising Tide: Is Growth in Emerging Economies Good for the United States? Robert Lawrence, February, 2013, Book or Book Chapter. “In 1963, US President John F. Kennedy said that “a rising tide lifts all the boats. And a partnership, by definition, serves both parties, without domination or unfair advantage.” Half a century later, Edwards and Lawrence conclude that this maxim will remain appropriate for some time in the future as a guide for US international economic policy in general and trade policy in particular. They contradict widely held public views on the effects of trade with emerging economies on US employment and demonstrate that trade has often been assigned a role in America’s economic difficulties that far exceeds its impact. “ May require purchase or user account. Link

Tags: , , ,

Stabilizing State and Local Budgets: A Proposal for Tax-base Insurance

Stabilizing State and Local Budgets: A Proposal for Tax-base Insurance. Akash Deep, Robert Lawrence, June 1, 2008, Paper. “When the federal government suffers a temporary economic downturn that reduces tax revenue, the optimal response is generally to finance temporarily higher deficits with borrowing. When states and localities suffer a temporary shock, however they generally do not have this option because of their balanced budget rules. Instead they are forced to cut spending or raise taxes immediately. Akash Deep and Robert Lawrence, economists at the Harvard Kennedy School, propose a federal tax-base insurance program to help states get through a sudden reduction in tax revenue…Link

Tags: , ,

Examining Beneficiation

Examining Beneficiation, Ricardo Hausmann, Robert Lawrence, May 2008, Paper, Beneficiation, moving downstream, and promoting greater value added in natural resources are very common policy initiatives to stimulate new export sectors in developing countries, largely based on the premise that this is a natural and logical path for structural transformation. But upon closer examination, we find that very few countries that export raw materials also export their processed forms, or transition to greater processing. Link

Tags: , , , ,