The Economic Institute is the leading think tank focused on the most critical economic and policy issues facing the nine-county Bay Area region.

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Through its economic and policy research and its many partnerships, the Institute addresses major factors impacting the competitiveness, economic development and quality of life of the region and the state, including infrastructure, globalization, science and technology, and health policy. It is guided by a Board of Trustees drawn from influential leaders in the corporate, academic, non-profit, and government sectors.

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Outlook for U.S. – China Relations

August 6, 2020 The United States’ relationship with China is under growing pressure as bilateral differences sharpen. Politics and economics are both in play on issues ranging from trade and investment to Huawei, security and …

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