economic growth http://wamc.org en Downtown Albany: Brace For Impact http://wamc.org/post/downtown-albany-brace-impact <p></p><p></p><p>Capitalize Albany is getting ready to roll out a new project that has big implications for Downtown.</p><p>On Tuesday at Ten Eyck Plaza, Capitalize Albany will unveil its Impact Downtown Albany revitalization strategy - a twelve month public/private collaboration.&nbsp; Sarah Reginelli, Director Economic Development of Capitalize Albany, says there are currently about two dozen corporate contributors.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:50:17 +0000 Dave Lucas 77896 at http://wamc.org Downtown Albany: Brace For Impact "Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth" by Peter Blair Henry http://wamc.org/post/turnaround-third-world-lessons-first-world-growth-peter-blair-henry-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Thirty years ago, China seemed hopelessly mired in poverty, Mexico triggered the Third World Debt Crisis, and Brazil suffered under hyperinflation. Since then, these and other developing countries have turned themselves around, while First World nations, battered by crises, depend more than ever on sustained growth in emerging markets.</p><p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465031897/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0465031897&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0465031897" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, economist Peter Blair Henry argues that the secret to emerging countries’ success (and ours) is discipline—sustained commitment to a pragmatic growth strategy.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67152 at http://wamc.org "Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth" by Peter Blair Henry "After The Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead" by Alan Blinder http://wamc.org/post/after-music-stopped-financial-crisis-response-and-work-ahead-alan-blinder <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Alan Blinder is an esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. He has written a major new book on this nation’s most recent financial crisis.</p><p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594205302/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1594205302&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1594205302" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> is a comprehensive and coherent narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we can do from here—mired as we still are in its wreckage.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56667 at http://wamc.org "After The Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead" by Alan Blinder Report Predicts Sluggish Economic Growth in New England http://wamc.org/post/report-predicts-sluggish-economic-growth-new-england <p></p><p></p><p>A new report predicts continued sluggish economic growth in New England and cautions that most states in the region will not return to pre-recession employment levels until 2015.</p><p>The four-year forecast released Wednesday by the New England Economic Partnership says Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont will have the strongest economies in the six-state region, while Rhode Island will continue to experience the highest unemployment.</p><p>The economists said Maine and Connecticut will also struggle to reach pre-recession jobs levels before the end of 2016.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53369 at http://wamc.org Report Predicts Sluggish Economic Growth in New England