The Link Between Open Economies and Open Societies

Kim Eric Bettcher
October 9, 2021

This chapter summarizes the relationship between open economies and open societies, illustrates strategic opportunities to support democracy with an open economy approach, and recommends actions to respond to current challenges and integrate economic development into democracy assistance.

NC's Prospects for COVID-19 Economic Recovery: Top-Down and Bottom-up Assessment

Emma Blair Fedison
February 1, 2021

What are North Carolina’s prospects for making a sustained COVID-19 economic recovery? With a still staggering labor market and economic hardships on the rise, state leaders have committed to the priorities of economic growth and prosperity. In this Brief, to assess the state’s prospects for sustained recovery we focus on two main components: the state’s fiscal health and the state’s economic health.

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