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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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July 30, 2020 With US-China relations at a low point and political pressure to decouple the two economies growing, companies in Silicon Valley are starting to look for alternative countries to engage with to expand …

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Pace of Recovery July 22, 2020 The highlights: • Between April and June, the Bay Area recovered just over one quarter of the jobs lost between February and April. • The Napa, Santa Rosa, San …

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As the Coronavirus Strains US-China Relations Further, Ensuring That the Phase 1 Trade Deal Works will be Critical

July 8, 2020 With US-China relations at a low point and political pressure to decouple the two economies growing, it is important that the “Phase 1” trade deal signed in January be made to work. …

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Closing the Door to Talent Will Cost Jobs and Hurt Competitiveness

June 29, 2020 The Trump administration’s plan to suspend the issuance of H-1B and other temporary visas through the end of 2020 is a direct challenge to the business model that has made Silicon Valley …

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Taking the Pulse of U.S.-China Relations

June 26, 2020 Crises can bring people together, united by a common purpose, or it can drive them apart. So far, the Covid-19 crisis is driving the United States and China even farther apart. Sean …

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Racial Disparities in BART Usage During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 23, 2020 BART ridership has fallen less significantly at stations located in neighborhoods with a higher percentage of Black and Latinx residents. An analysis of year-over-year change in BART entries by station in the …

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F50 Global Capital Summit Roundtable with Sean Randolph

June 19, 2020 The F50 Global Capital Summit® (Summit) is Silicon Valley’s largest international investor conference. The spread of the coronavirus has highlighted the imperative for new technologies and solutions in the health and medical …

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The Silicon Valley Podcast with Shawn Flynn featuring Sean Randolph

June 19, 2020 Sean Randolph, the Institute’s Senior Director, appeared on the latest episode of the Silicon Valley Podcast with Shawn Flynn. This episode Sean Randolph and Shawn Flynn talk about: Which countries have the …

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What’s Next? Looking Back for Insights on the Economy

June 11, 2020 The COVID Economy As the Bay Area completes its 13th week since the original shelter-in-place order was put in place, the policy discussion has shifted from coordinating emergency response to COVID-19 toward …

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A Joint Declaration on the Importance of Collaboration, Open Trade, and Innovation in Tackling COVID-19

The Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA), a body of leading trade, economic and innovation think tanks around the world that work together to support growth through innovation and open market policies issued a …

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Rescue Trade

We are naturally focused these days on economic vulnerabilities close to home. As discussion turns to how business resumes, however, we also need to watch the global economy that we’re part of. Developments there point …