Sustainable Globalization Means Limiting Export-Led Growth Strategies

Robert D. Atkinson September 25, 2009
September 25, 2009
Countries should adopt innovation-based, domestic-growth strategies instead of relying on mercantilist, export-lead economic policies.

The global economic downturn has sharpened the debate over whether the current structure of globalization is sustainable. But this debate existed long before the crisis, and it will continue unless we take serious steps now to create a new kind of globalization that shifts the core economic policies of nations from mercantilist, export-led strategies to innovation-based, domestic-growth strategies.

Read ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s chapter, "Sustainable Globalization Means Limiting Export-Led Growth Strategies" in this recent publication by Carnegie Mellon and the Atlantic Council.