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How U.S. State Governments Can Help Small and Mid-sized Firms Become Exporters

This is co-authored with Jessica Lee, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and highlights our new report. Out of all the companies in the United States, only 4 percent are exporters. This statistic is surprising given the outsized role that … Continue reading

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New Face of Globalization: Online Shoppers and Sellers

As the world economy digitizes, patterns and players in trade are changing. According to U.S. Census Bureau, the total online transactions in the U.S. grew from $3 trillion in 2006 to $5.4 trillion in 2012, to about a third of … Continue reading

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Equity for Exporters

A historic shift is taking place in the world economy: record numbers of small and mid-size companies, microenterprises, and garage entrepreneurs are going global. Before content to sell in the giant U.S. market, now even the smallest American businesses are … Continue reading

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TradeUp Opens to Accredited Investors – So What’s in It for Investors?

I just published this blog on TradeUp site: http://www.tradeupfund.com/blog/tradeup-whats-in-it-for-investors This week we opened TradeUp to accredited investors – angels, PE funds, VCs, banks, lenders. So what’s in it for investors to get on TradeUp? Here are 7 answers: 1. How … Continue reading

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Coming Apart: WTO fiasco highlights urgency for the U.S. to lead the global trading system

India’s torpedoing last week the WTO’s trade facilitation agreement, struck at the last minute between the United States and India in the December 2013 WTO Ministerial in Bali, is a death blow to the world body and adds to growing … Continue reading

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eTrade Readiness Index by EIU – My interview on catalyzing cross-border ecommerce

I was recently interviewed about the reforms needed for fueling cross-border eCommerce for the new “The G20 e-Trade Readiness Index“, and Economist Intelligence Unit report, commissioned by eBay Inc. The report is based on a quantitative index ranking of countries … Continue reading

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How Big Data Streamlines Globalization

At 3:30am one May morning in 2011 in California, Tony Prophet, senior vice president for operations at Hewlett-Packard, was awakened and told that an earthquake and tsunami had struck Japan, a vital supplier of parts and equipment for major industries … Continue reading

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