Leaders in Europe and around the world have decided to implement a financial transaction tax to raise revenue and benefit the economy, and we should follow their lead.
Issue Brief Throughout our nation’s history, investments in research have led to groundbreaking innovations, and we must continue making those investments to stay competitive in the 21st century.
Video Jennifer Erickson explains what the Volcker Rule is and why it needs to be strengthened to prevent banks from taking risky investments with taxpayer dollars.
Issue Brief Jennifer Erickson examines 10 smart investments made in the 20th century to remind us all how important investments are to our continued competitiveness and prosperity.
Coordinating existing federal programs to better focus on small businesses and the communities they serve is a great way to create jobs and spur innovation, writes Jennifer Erickson.
Issue Brief Jennifer Erickson and Sean Pool explain how the Economic Development Administration’s Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge can help spur job creation.
Jennifer Erickson highlights some of the proposals to come out of President Obama’s private-sector Council of Jobs and Competitiveness.
Michael Ettlinger and Jennifer Erickson paint a portrait of a prosperous nation 20 years from now and explain why such optimism is warranted.
Jennifer Erickson is the Director of Competitiveness and Economic Growth at American Progress. Her work focuses on a range of issues affecting America’s ability to compete successfully at home and internationally. Prior to joining American Progress, Jennifer served as special adviser to the First Minister of Scotland, with portfolios including economic growth, innovation, and U.S. [...]