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The Pew Center on the States conducts research to identify the keys to state economic competitiveness—including recent reports examining innovative state research and development efforts, how states are struggling to pay $2.73 trillion in promised retirement benefits, and how state tax systems impede economic vitality.

In addition, the Center seeks to assess the economic impact of strategic investments in young children. In 2006, Pew joined with several philanthropists, foundations and corporations to create the Partnership for America’s Economic Success, which is guided by an advisory board that includes economists, business leaders, children’s advocates and policy experts.

Michael Ettlinger

Senior Director, Fiscal and Economic Policy
Pew Charitable Trusts

Michael Ettlinger manages Pew's fiscal and economic policy portfolio, a multifaceted set of projects and initiatives that research fiscal and economic issues and promote evidence-based policies and practices at all levels of government.

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Diane Lim

Chief Economist, Government Performance
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Diane Lim is the chief economist at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She works with research and advocacy initiatives to produce analyses and reports that inform critical policy debates and identify strategic opportunities to educate and engage the public and policymakers.

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April 3, 2014

Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2013

Clean Energy
Phyllis Cuttino, Director, Clean Energy, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Global clean energy investment fell 11 percent to $254 billion, and renewable power generating capacity...

January 16, 2014

Power Surge: Energy Security and the Department of Defense

Project on National Security, Energy and Climate
Phyllis Cuttino, Director, Clean Energy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

The U.S. Department of Defense defines installation energy security as the ability to assure access...

November 13, 2013

Senate Hearing to Focus on Fish in the Southeast

Federal Fisheries Policy Reform Project
Lee Crockett, Director, U.S. Oceans, The Pew Charitable Trusts
The future of the nation’s fishery law is up for debate this week as Congress continues a series of hearings...