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Elliott was with the Peterson Institute for many years before joining the Center full-time. Her books published there include Can International Labor Standards Improve under Globalization? (with Richard B. Freeman, 2003), Corruption and the Global Economy (1997), Reciprocity and Retaliation in US Trade Policy (with Thomas O. Bayard, 1994), Measuring the Costs of Protection in the United States (with Gary Hufbauer, 1994), and Economic Sanctions Reconsidered (with Gary Hufbauer and Jeffrey Schott, 3rd. ed., 2007). She served on a National Research Council committee on Monitoring International Labor Standards and on the USDA Consultative Group on the Elimination of Child Labor in US Agricultural Imports, and is currently a member of the National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions in US Free Trade Agreements. Elliott received a Master of Arts degree, with distinction, in security studies and international economics from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (1984) and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors in political science, from Austin College (1982). In 2004, Austin College named her a Distinguished Alumna.
Growing instability in the developing world as the result of rocketing food prices is forcing policymakers to evaluate a range of policy options. Among their first actions, writes CGD senior fellow Kimberly Elliott, should be to end ill-conceived subsidies for biofuels, especially U.S. subsidies for corn-based ethanol, since crop-to-fuel conversions are not only boosting world food prices but may be accelerating climate change.
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National security has traditionally been the domain of diplomats and military strategists. But as money flows across borders to finance terrorism and weapons proliferation, financial officials and global bankers are increasingly finding themselves on the front lines of national security policy. For the world's financiers, the stakes are high and the risks involve more than the bottom line. Will U.S. foreign policy inform or compete with the profit-driven risk assessments of the world's banking institutions?
A distinguished panel of experts will examine a range of issues relating to the new geopolitics of emerging markets, the current state of global trade relations, South-South cooperation, and how to move global trade forward in 2008. Topics to be covered include Brazil and the new South American regionalism, China's role in Africa, Russian outreach to the
Middle East, transnational Muslim networks, and the future of South-South co-operation, among others. The afternoon program will feature a roundtable on the future of global trade relations and new opportunities for progress in the stalled Doha Round.
After seven years of experience with a unilateral trade agreement aimed at stimulating trade between the U.S. and sub-Saharan African countries, the Economic Policy Institute will host a day-long conference on the winners and losers under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Please join TheInternational Labor Rights Forum, Global Policy Network and the Center for Research on Multinational Corporations for the release of a report [PDF] produced by the Netherlands-based Center for Research on Multinational Corporations that will provide the backdrop for a broader analysis and debate on the value of linkage and preference programs un AGOA, and the future of global investment and trade under the New Partnership for Development Act (NPDA).
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Adam Thomson, in today’s Financial Times, writes of the coup in Honduras as an echo of 1980s violence in Central America. But, in fact, the past is not as distant as much of the coverage of the coup suggests and the seemingly forgotten autogolpe, or “self coup” in Guatemala in 1993 may offer some lessons for today.