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Stephen Olson at Chinese Development Institute Conference


 Clyde Prestowitz giving presentation to CDI...


Steve Olson teaching trade negotiations at the Mekong Institute...


Stephen Olson to speak at upcoming workshop organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development on 

"Economics of GMS Agricultural trade in goods and services towards the world market"

Chiangmai, Thailand Sep 8-12.

(07/17/10) Prestowitz discussion of trade strategy cited in CQ Weekly

Congressional Quarterly Weekly

July 17, 2010 Saturday

Pushing for A Venture Capitol

By Joseph J. Schatz, CQ Staff

Talk of innovation and competitiveness strategies inevitably sounds to critics like a form of industrial policy -- with the government choosing which industries, and even which companies, win in the competition for scarce resources.

Clyde Prestowitz, president of the Economic Strategy Institute, argues in a new book that it was such a mercantilist strategy -- similar in some respects to how China operates today -- that helped develop U.S. economic might, until the country embraced a more free-trade, market- oriented economic model in the 1950s. It's a provocative argument.

But industrial policy is a dirty phrase among conservatives and business-friendly Democrats -- including some in the White House -- who contend that government attempts over the last 30 years to steer private industry in certain directions have produced little.

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