Initiative on Business and Public Policy

The Initiative on Business and Public Policy provides analytical research and constructive recommendations on public policy issues affecting the business sector in the United States and around the world.

Led by Senior Fellow Martin Baily, the Initiative on Business and Public Policy focuses on policy reforms that can enhance business sector performance, promote sustainable growth, and encourage financial stability. It integrates research findings, policy analysis, and outreach efforts in order to provide a platform for convening interested parties and discussing and disseminating new insights and policy proposals.

The Initiative’s core strengths are in several areas: financial reform, productivity and competitiveness. The Initiative on Business and Public Policy also provides a platform to address social issues that affect businesses, such as health care, education, immigration, and energy and the environment. The Initiative draws on scholars from Brookings, scholars in the broader academic and policy communities, and business leaders.

Brookings has proven strength and a track record of bringing together academics, policymakers and practitioners to exchange ideas, review work and build consensus. The goal of the Initiative on Business and Public Policy is to become the premiere forum and working group for economic research and policy analysis on topics of importance to the business community.

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity:  Microeconomics
From 1989 to 1998, The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Microeconomics journal delivered research and analysis on current issues of economic performance that confronted public policymakers and executives in the private sector.
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