Simon Chair in Political Economy
The William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy leads the Center’s work on global economic growth, governance, and statecraft, with a focus on the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. Under the direction of Matthew P. Goodman, the Chair explores a broad range of international economic policy questions, covering macroeconomics and finance, trade and investment, development, and competitiveness. It also examines issues, actors, and institutions in global economic governance, including the role of the G20, institution building in the Asia Pacific, and evolving international economic rules and norms. And it looks at how governments craft foreign economic policy at a time when international relations are increasingly defined by the pursuit and use of economic power.
Mapping continental ambitions.
Asia-Pacific Economic Policy
Research and programs exploring economic reforms in major Asia-Pacific countries, regional economic integration efforts, and U.S. strategy toward the world’s most dynamic region.
Global Economic Governance
Research and programs examining issues, actors, and institutions in global economic governance, including the G20 and G7, as well as evolving international rules and norms.
Economic Statecraft Speaker Series
A forum featuring senior policymakers, experts, and opinion leaders to offer insights on the making of international economic policy and how it can be improved.
Global Economics Monthly
The Simon Chair’s regular newsletter, highlighting the role of economics in foreign policy and recent developments in the global economy and international economic policy.
Navigating Choppy Waters: Chinese Economic Policymaking at a Time of Transition
A two-year research study to improve understanding of how the Chinese government makes and implements economic policy decisions, and to assess whether current policymakers have the ability to navigate the turbulent waters ahead.