Brookings Today, 7/15/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.

  • Shifting China’s growth model. David Dollar explains China’s rebalancing of its economy to shift the growth model away from heavy reliance on investment and exports and instead place an emphasis on innovation and consumption.

  • Relationship between party polarization and campaign finance. Thomas Mann and Anthony Corrado argue that campaign finance reform is a weak tool for depolarizing American political parties and that a break in the party wars is likely necessary for any serious pushback to the broader deregulation of campaign finance now underway.

  • Economic causes of changing family life. Isabel Sawhill considers the implications of sex ratios in segmented markets on marriage rates and the transformation of family life in the U.S.

  • Cyber dialogue in Germany. Cameron Kerry discusses the unease caused by the Snowden revelations in Germany and the efforts to move forward at the German-American Cyber Dialogue in Berlin.

  • FDIs sent to the US. Kenan Fikri, Aloka Narayanan and Devashree Saha list the top ten cities in the world sending foreign direct investment to the U.S.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.