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http://www.economics21.org/files/pdfs/JEC.NaturalGasExports062414.pdf

The Benefits of Natural Gas Exports

Diana Furchtgott-Roth | June 24, 2014

Honorable Members of Congress, you could immediately assist Ukraine and other countries by amending the Natural Gas Act to ensure that the Energy Department approves LNG export applications within a short period of time. 

You could also pass legislation allowing LNG to be exported to all World Trade Organization members, irrespective of whether they have free trade agreements with the United States. You could go still further, and cease to require approval for LNG exports.

http://www.economics21.org/files/pdfs/JEC.WorkingWomen.061814.pdf

Testimony before the Joint Economic Committee: Empowerment in the Workplace

Diana Furchtgott-Roth | June 18, 2014

Employment for women 16 years and older only reached December 2007 levels (68 million) in January of this year. The slow growth of the economy is reducing employment opportunities for men and women alike. In addition, women face particular barriers to employment in their role as secondary workers and as family caregivers. It is important to make sure that labor markets are flexible so that women can have the choice of jobs that they want.


 

Matthew Hennessey and Jared Meyer, policy analyst at Economics21, discuss rideshare regulations.

http://www.city-journal.org/mp3/2014-05-12-Hennessey-Meyer.mp3

Economics21 Event with Vanderbilt University Professor Brian Fitzpatrick and Center for Class Action Fairness Founder & President Ted Frank. 

The Spring 2014 Shadow Open Market Committee Meeting featured six papers and a presentation by Martin Feldstein, the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Discussion centered around the future of the...


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