Publications

Dec. 11, 2013
Letters and Testimony

On behalf of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Project, I want to thank you for underscoring the importance of technological innovation in economic growth and international competitiveness through your proposed America INNOVATES Act. We endorse your bipartisan efforts to strengthen the American innovation ecosystem and increase the economic return from public investments in science and R&D.

Dec. 11, 2013
Report

The first punch to the economy from the defense sequester has landed and the second is in motion. If it’s not blocked, these reductions will contribute to 640,000 fewer jobs in the economy and gross domestic product (GDP) will be over 0.6 percent lower by the end of 2015.

Dec. 10, 2013
Research

In a housing finance system that includes a government guarantee, private capital that stands in the “first loss” position plays an important role in reducing the risk of taxpayer losses.

Dec. 6, 2013
Research

The Government National Mortgage Association (or Ginnie Mae) is a government corporation within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It was established in 1968 when Fannie Mae was privatized. Its mission is to expand funding for mortgages that are insured or guaranteed by other federal agencies. When these mortgages are bundled into securities, Ginnie Mae provides a full-faith-and- credit guarantee on these securities, thus lessening the risk for investors and broadening the market for the securities.

Dec. 6, 2013
Research

The secondary market for mortgages plays a critical role in sustaining a healthy housing market. Few homebuyers have sufficient savings to purchase a home outright, and many need to borrow money to buy their first home or to move to another one.

Dec. 3, 2013
Research

On October 30, 2013, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Intel Corporation hosted a forum to explore the potential for big data innovation to improve homeland security, current and future challenges to overcome, and policy principles that will encourage innovation while safeguarding privacy and security in our increasingly connected society. This event is part of the ongoing Innovation Economy conversation convened by Intel in 2009, focused on the vital role of innovation in sustaining and building upon U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.

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