Economic Growth

  • Picks of the Week | Credit Card Security, Wage Stagnation

    Chip-and-Pin as latest move to fight identity Why America has been slow to adopt modern credit-card technology | The Economist Is The US Finally Accelerating A Move To Chip And Pin? | Forbes    Obama calls for greater credit card security in light of data breaches | The Washington Post President Barack Obama recently signed an executive order requiring the federal government to issue new “chip-and-PIN” credit and debit cards, which … Read More

  • Upcoming Panel Discussion | Creating Good Jobs and Broad Prosperity

    The economy will be a top priority in the November elections—nationally and in Rhode Island—and candidates everywhere are talking about how to improve it. Although President Obama has canceled his engagement at Rhode Island College to speak about the economy, we invite you to continue the discussion with the Pell Center and experts from the Economic Progress Institute and the National Priorities Project about how we can create a better economy … Read More

  • ILO Releases World of Work Report 2013

    The International Labour Organization released the preprint edition of the World of Work Report 2013: Repairing the economic and social fabric online on Monday morning. The 120 page report is divided into five parts: Overview of employment trends and projections Income distribution and middle-income groups across the world Role of minimum wages in rebalancing the economy Investment for a job-friendly recovery How to shift to a more equitable and job-friendly economic path According … Read More

  • Pell Center Roundtable: Ethics in Business? Should government regulate what businesses do?

    Government regulation of business is often dismissed as a barrier to economic growth.  But others still favor regulation because of a long history of corporate abuses, criminal behavior, and exploitation.  Still, in this age of transparency and information overload, why should the government regulate free enterprise?  Is there a limit to the appropriate power of government?  Should the government have more power? Join Myra Edelstein, chair of Business Studies and … Read More