Revitalizing the Legacy Cities of Upstate New York


A call for stronger partnerships among municipal governments and local anchor institutions, for regional export plans and venture funds, and for fully utilizing the opportunities afforded by Governor Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Councils in the service of New York's struggling upstate cities.

Governance of Financial Institutions

2009. The American Assembly

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, this report is a call for stronger risk management, clearer executive compensation policies, and stronger expectations for (and regulation of) financial-sector governance.  The report derives from a 2009 American Assembly event which brought together leaders of and experts on the financial sector.

55th U.S. Air Force Academy Assembly

US India Relations: Partners in Democracy

54th U.S. Air Force Academy Assembly

US-China Relations: Conflict or Cooperation in the 21st Century.

The Future of the Accounting Profession: Auditor Concentration

2005. The American Assembly

This report, derived from a 2005 Assembly on concentration in the accounting sector, discusses the risks associated with consolidation among the major accounting firms and other structural changes to the accounting field. 

Updating America's Social Contract: Economic Growth and Opportunity in the New Century

2000. Rudolph G. Penner (ed.), Isabel V. Sawhill (ed.), Timothy Taylor (ed.)
In recent years American's political system has not performed as well as its economic system. While the strong economy of the past decade should provide policy makers with the opportunity to move forward on long-term social and economic goals, they seem stuck in the mindset of short-term fixes and shrill oratory common to leaner times. Focusing on three issues--productivity growth, income inequality and the aging of the baby-boom generation--this concise volume describes a "radically moderate" agenda that captures or political moment. The distinguished authors begin by acknowledging the difficult tradeoffs required for revamping programs for the aged and poor while keeping the economy growing. They then untangle the complexities of the policy debate and propose sensible ways to move American into the new century.

Revitalizing America's Distressed Communities: Increasing Private Investment and Business Opportunities

Building on its seminal 1993 project, "Interwoven Destinies," in 1995, The American Assembly gathered 25 authorities from a range of sectors to identify approaches needed to increase entrepreneurship and investment in areas of need.  Participants also produced a report with the aim of identifying a private-sector led set of initiatives to revitalize urban communities.

The Future of Social Welfare in America

1989. The American Assembly

From the 1989 Assembly on The Future of Social Welfare in America, this report advocates improved access to high-quality health care while containing costs, an improved education system with greater involvement of the private sector, and efforts to reform welfare dependency.

Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies

2014. Maureen Conway (ed.), Robert P. Giloth (ed.)

Maureen Conway and Robert Giloth bring together new perspectives on workforce development strategies in the health care, construction, manufacturing and restaurant industries.


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