Bactrian Gold: Challenges and Hope for Private-Sector Development in Afghanistan
While the relationship between economic growth and security is complex, private-sector development undoubtedly will be critical to the long-term viability of the Afghan state.
Building Expeditionary Economics: Understanding the Field and Setting Forth a Research Agenda
Expeditionary Economics is an emerging field of study that focuses on the role of indigenous entrepreneurship in spurring economic growth post-conflict or post-disaster.
Entrepreneurship and Expeditionary Economics
Expeditionary Economics (EE), in the view of the Kauffman Foundation, is a framework for thinking about how to stimulate economic growth in post-combat/post-catastrophe zones where the American military is about to perform, is performing, or has concluded a mission.
Intervening Nations Have Early Strategic, Moral Obligation to Support Rule of Law in Post-Conflict States, Argues Kauffman Foundation Paper
Intervening forces – whether officially "occupiers" or not – have a duty to create or support existing rule of law institutions in post-conflict states, according to the new paper "Closing the Transition Gap," the fourth paper in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Expeditionary Economics Research Series to reconsider the United States' approach to military- and civilian-led development in areas stricken by conflict and natural disaster.
Kauffman Foundation Announces Expeditionary Economics Research Series, Calls for Contributors
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today released the inaugural paper in its Expeditionary Economics Research Series, setting a research agenda to reconsider the United States' approach to military and civilian development in areas stricken by conflict and natural disasters. The series will feature research from Kauffman, as well as a number of other civilian and military sources. The inaugural and all subsequent papers in the series will be available at www.expeditionaryecomonics.org.
Kauffman Foundation Expeditionary Economics Paper Recommends New Military Government School to Train Nation-Building Experts
The United States should establish a new school of military government focused on creating a scalable cadre of nation-building experts, according to the new paper "Revisiting a School of Military Government," the third paper in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Expeditionary Economics Research Series to reconsider the United States' approach to military and civilian development in areas stricken by conflict and natural disasters.
Kauffman Foundation Expeditionary Economics Paper Shows 'Great Potential' for Afghanistan Entrepreneurship
Despite decades of conflict, corruption and insecurity, Afghanistan has unrecognized and untapped economic potential in its private sector, according to "Bactrian Gold: Challenges and Hope for Private-Sector Development in Afghanistan," the second paper in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Expeditionary Economics Research Series, which is reconsidering the United States' approach to economic development in areas affected by conflict and natural disasters.
Kauffman Foundation Paper Outlines Applied 'Expeditionary Economics' Growth Model for Pakistan
A new paper from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation outlines a strategic growth model for Pakistan and other fragile states by assessing barriers to growth and examining research on the impact of entrepreneurship on developing economies.
Revisiting a School of Military Government: How Reanimating a World War II-Era Institution Could Professionalize Military Nation Building
In the last decade, the United States has found itself fully immersed in nation building, despite its alleged distaste for such endeavors. Public statements by both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggest that nation building and related activities are preferred solutions in the war against terrorism. Yet despite the enormous complexity and ambition of such efforts, there remains a gap in the training and education for nation building.
State of Disrepair: Fixing the Culture and Practices of the State Department
In State of Disrepair, Schake presents a vision of how to create a State Department that attracts entrepreneurial people and more effectively promotes and protects U.S. values and interests throughout the world.
The Economic Framework for a More Prosperous and Safer World
Expeditionary Economics begins with the premise that, in both war and peace, people naturally will strive to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. In most societies, fulfilling these basic needs requires a functioning economy.