Brookings Today, 9/12/14

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

  • Competitiveness of the Greek economy. Theodore Pelagidis explains why internal devaluation has failed to improve Greece’s export performance.
  • European Commission to face challenges with energy and climate initiatives. Tim Boersma writes that President-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has laid out an ambitious plan to target energy and climate concerns, but accomplishing them won’t be easy.
  • Poverty and unemployment in the U.S. Next Tuesday the U.S. Census Bureau will release new statistics on U.S. unemployment and poverty. Isabel Sawhill, Richard Reeves and Emily Cuddy examine the current status of unemployment in the U.S.
  • Echidna Global Scholars to study the state of girls’ education. Three scholars from the Brookings Center for Universal Education will study in their home countries of Bhutan, Jordan, and South Africa to investigate solutions and help rectify concerns of second generation girls’ education.

Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.