With passage of the Chips and Science Act and the budget reconciliation bill, the U.S. will be spending hundreds of billions of dollars in the years to come to encourage investment in chip manufacturing and environmental technologies. The bills also provide billions more to fund scientific research and development, and to spur the innovation and development of other U.S. technologies.
Panelists will discuss what this new spending means for the U.S. jobs, exports and international trade policy, and how these bills position the U.S. relative to China and in relation to its allies and partners.
Edward Alden, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor, Western Washington University; Author of the article, “Free Trade Is Dead. Risky ‘Managed Trade’ Is Here”
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D., President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Emily Kilcrease, Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program, Center for a New American Security
Christine McDaniel, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and Non-Resident Fellow at the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln