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Alexander Hitch

Tackling Inequality by Investing in Infrastructure

Interactives
Alexander Hitch

By investing in infrastructure, the US can prepare communities to participate in a changing economy, increase access to opportunity, and address challenges highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

highway infrastructure
Miguel Ángel Sanz
Global Cities

2020 Election Review: Smaller, Economically Successful Midwest Cities Shifted Toward Biden as Much as Suburbs

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Running Numbers by Alexander Hitch

Data from the 2016 and 2020 elections show it’s not just large cities, their suburbs, and university towns that have shifted toward Democrats.

2020 US Electoral Map
Clay Banks
Global Politics

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

Wrap-Up of Global Public Opinion on Issues that Defined 2020

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

Dina Smeltz, Craig Kafura, Karl Friedhoff, Brendan Helm, and Alexander Hitch document the ups and downs of the public mood, sharing highlights of their 2020 research.

People walk around outside in 2020
Kevin Hendersen
Public Opinion

How the American Public Views China

In the News
RealClearWorld
Alexander Hitch

An important debate has cracked open about the future of the U.S.-China relationship. This was inevitable. But the debate, while increasingly contentious, has been limited to politicians, policymakers, and pundits, largely overlooking what most Americans think.

President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping shake hands
Public Opinion

The Next Battleground in Trump’s Trade War: Vietnam

In the News
The Diplomat
Alexander Hitch

Vietnam is likely the Trump administration’s next trade target. But the calculus differs in key ways from China.

Global Economy, Trade and Business

Why "America First" Doesn’t Resonate in Germany

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Global Insight by Alexander Hitch

German policy and thought leaders generally look for political and economic integration to ensure stability. This presents a sharp contrast to the drum-beating "America First" position.

Angela Merkel, left and US President Trump at the White House in 2017
Reuters
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Does the Future of the WTO Hang in the Balance in Ottawa?

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Global Insight by Alexander Hitch

For decades, the United States has been the driving force pushing for new rules to govern world trade. What if the other major countries of the world assumed that mantle in our absence? It’s happening.

Bills of various currency from around the world are pictured in a stack
Jéan Béller
Global Economy, Trade and Business

NAFTA Pronouncements and Reality

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Global Insight by Alexander Hitch

To pass legislation and end any uncertainty swirling around the trade pact, NAFTA's new labor chapter may need further tweaking.

US Capitol building
Ajay Parthasarathy
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Midwestern Trade Skepticism Associated with Education Level

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Global Insight by Alexander Hitch

Although Midwesterners differ slightly from the general population in their views of international trade, Midwesterners without postsecondary education are more suspicious.

View of the interior of an industrial factory
Ant Rozetsky
Public Opinion