A worker installs parts onto the dashboard for the new Chevrolet Cruze car as it moves along the assembly line at the General Motors Cruze assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio July 22, 2011 (REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk).

Past Event

Achieving strong economic growth

April 8, 2015

On April 8, the Initiative on Business and Public Policy hosted an event exploring the idea that if strong economic growth is to be achieved, in both the United States and globally, productivity must increase strongly.

  • In the News

    [I applaud USAID Administrator Raj] Shah’s focus on agricultural productivity such as improved fertilizer techniques and drought-resistant seeds, an emphasis that fell out of favor in development circles after the 1990s.

    November 15, 2014, George Ingram, Seattle Times
  • Podcast

    The Facts on Inequality, Wealth, Income, and Working May Surprise You

    May 21, 2014, Gary Burtless and Fred Dews

  • Interview | Financial Times

    From Investment Management to Time Management

    December 16, 2012, Robert C. Pozen

  • Interview | Harvard Business Review

    Extreme Productivity: Taking Time to Make Time

    December 10, 2012, Robert C. Pozen

  • In the News

    The majority of companies believe you have to be there from 9 to 6 or 8 to 5. But it really doesn’t make sense to say a person who is in the office 40 hours a week is more productive than someone who is in the office 20 hours.

    October 11, 2012, Robert C. Pozen, NBC's Today Show Online
  • Interview | Forbes

    How to Master the Art of Productivity

    October 1, 2012, Robert C. Pozen

  • In the News

    The Republican leadership compromised just enough [on the debt ceiling] to make sure they got a deal done at the last minute, and if you were [willing to make a wager], you would probably say that’s what will happen again the next time around because they don’t want to be responsible for plunging the economy into chaos.

    July 25, 2012, Philip A. Wallach, Voice of America
  • In the News

    [America's political leaders] seem less interested in actually solving problems than in presenting some doctrinaire view that's not getting anything done. We now have parallel political universes that don't connect to one another, and it leaves voters confused.

    July 11, 2012, Darrell M. West, CNN
  • Expert Q & A | Robert Puentes

    Transportation Bill Is Critical for America’s Productivity and Competitiveness

    June 26, 2012, Robert Puentes

  • Interview | The Economist

    Revitalizing America's Metropolitan Areas

    April 14, 2010, Bruce Katz

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