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July 11, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Attentive leaders in government and business continue to fret over America’s sluggish productivity growth. Labor productivity in the U.S. non-farm business sector actually fell in the first quarter of this year, and from 2011 through 2015 it grew at an annual average of only about 0.5%—the worst such five-year stretch since at least 1947. Read more

Meet the Authors

Matthew J. Slaughter is the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School and the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business. He is also the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Global Business and Government. In addition, he is currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the advisory committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum; and an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute.

Matthew Rees is the founder of Geonomica, a consulting firm that has worked with clients across a number of industries, and a senior fellow at Tuck’s Center for Global Business and Government. He is the founder of FT Newsmine, a weekly brief of financial market facts and figures produced in collaboration with the Financial Times, as well as The Geonomica Brief, an independent publication with a similar focus. A former journalist, Rees has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. He also has extensive government experience, serving as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush; former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice; and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.