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John Austin

How a Biden Infrastructure Reboot can Power Midwest’s Economic Recovery

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Multiple Experts

If Biden and a new Congress deliver a long overdue (and now urgent) infrastructure agenda focused on sustainability, equity and a clean energy future for the United States, it can both reinvigorate the Midwest and support national economic growth.

Dayton, Ohio in the summer
Hans Jurgen
Global Cities

How to (Finally) Defeat Populism

In the News
Foreign Policy
Multiple Experts

Rust Belts exist around the world, and integrating them into the larger trans-Atlantic community is key to political stability.

Railway workers in Iran
Javad Esmaeili
Global Politics

Secure US Supply Chains With Allies, and Move Out of China

In the News
Barron's
Multiple Experts

The Biden Administration should focus on "ally-shoring" to rebuild supply chains and box out actors like China and Russia.

shipping containers stacked together
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Economic Divisions are Driving Political Ones

In the News
Politico
John Austin

John Austin contributes to Politico's collection of essays titled What Trump Showed Us About America.

Street art
Annie Spratt
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Deliver for the Heartland, Help Close the Divide

In the News
Newsweek
John Austin

John Austin and Paul Schickler discuss the divide between rural and urban economic opportunities.

Derick McKinney
Global Economy, Trade and Business

The best medicine for a COVID-19 economy? More education and training

In the News
The Hill
John Austin

In many of the new and growing jobs, higher skill requirements can best be met by providing workers with more extensive and affordable post-secondary education opportunities.

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Global Economy, Trade and Business

'Ally-Shoring' Will Help US Rebuild Economy and Global Leadership

In the News
The Hill
John Austin

Ally-shoring describes a program of sourcing essential materials, goods, and services with trusted friends while disengaging from China and other states that seek to undermine American interests from critical supply chains.

View of the Chicago Skyline from Lake Michigan
Global Economy, Trade and Business

With high-tech farming, we can usher in a rural renaissance

In the News
The Chicago Tribune
John Austin

After the coronavirus pandemic has upended so much, we’re now reworking our supply chains for national food security and elevating agriculture back to a noble profession.

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Food and Agriculture

"Ally On-Shoring" in the Age of China and Trump

In the News
The New Diplomatist
John Austin

In this episode, Garrison host's John C. Austin for a discussion of his theory of "Ally On-Shoring", a proposed method of economic and security cooperation among democracies in the face of the rising challenges of a revisionist China abroad and a resurgent protectionist and nationalist attitude at home.

Stacks of shipping containers in Shanghai
Reuters
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Re-Forge Strategic Alliances and Check China Abroad, Rebuild Economy at Home

In the News
Newsweek
John Austin

The industrial heartlands of the U.S. and its European allies have become crucibles for the polarizing politics of neo-populism for a population left behind in the information age.

Global Economy, Trade and Business