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Past Events

Strengthening Regional Economies for a Sustainable Midwest


Ahead of the Cities Summit of the Americas, the Council brings together local and national leaders to explore policy priorities for a sustainable Midwest.

Roundtable Discussion
Matt Watson

We Will Chicago: Economic Development


The final public engagement event in the We Will Chicago series gathers local and international leaders to discuss models of equitable economic development.

Chicago El train
Josh Hild

Commentary & Analysis

Free Trade with Exceptions: Public Opinion and Industrial Policy

Running Numbers by Phillip Meng

Citizens and policymakers alike embrace industrial policy as great power competition intensifies.

President Joe Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act
The White House
Public Opinion

Germany's Bet on China Is a Crisis in the Making

In the News
The National Interest
John Austin

By tying itself to China, Germany risks making its mistakes with Russia all over again, argues Senior Nonresident Fellow John Austin.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in China.
Global Economy, Trade and Business


Few Russians Are Anxious about Western Sanctions

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

But those feeling an economic pinch are more likely to say that Moscow should enter peace negotiations.

People skate at the opening of an ice rink at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy in Moscow
Public Opinion

Americans Favor 'Friendshoring' Approach for Supply Chains

Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

Americans across party lines say the United States should prioritize friendly-nation supply chains, despite potentially higher costs.

a cargo ship stacked with shipping containers Public Opinion


Michael H. Moskow 

Vice Chair and Distinguished Fellow, Global Economy
Council expert Michael H. Moskow

Robert L. Thompson 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Robert L. Thompson