Monthly Archives: January 2016

The State of Economics Education-Still Lagging

As a strong advocate for entrepreneur-driven economic development, I’m also an avid supporter of entrepreneurship education.   We have reams of evidence—from groups like the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship–that youth entrepreneurship education helps kids become better students, better workers, and, of … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of American Growth: A Mini-Review

I just finished Robert Gordon’s new book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth.   This volume is getting a lot of attention—see, for example, Paul Krugman’s recent  book review, and it is definitely worth a read for folks interested in … Continue reading

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New issue of EntreWorks Insights Available

A new edition of our quarterly e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, is now available.   This issue looks at how to better engage young people in community economic development planning and decision-making.  You can subscribe and access past newsletters here.

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The European Innovation Council: What’s Next?

It’s taken awhile, but policymakers around the world have finally gotten the message that future economic prosperity depends on innovation.  Governments need to nurture innovation, and when necessary, also know when to get out of the way.   Europe is now … Continue reading

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Is Reshoring Still a Thing in 2016?

I’ve been a little skeptical of the hype over reshoring of manufacturing for some time.  For me, this story is a little bit but like Santa Claus.  I want it to be true, but the data just don’t seem to … Continue reading

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