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Amy Liu
Amy Liu is a senior fellow, co-director and co-founder of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. The program provides decision-makers with fresh trends analyses, policy ideas, and on-the-ground practices to help metropolitan areas, including their component cities, suburbs, and rural areas, compete and prosper.

Entries by Amy Liu

Post-Katrina New Orleans Is Bouncing Back, But Not for the Better

(27) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 12:12 PM

As President Obama and others commemorate lives lost and progress made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, competing narratives about the city's recovery and its beneficiaries will emerge. Yet, most agree that the work to reinvent New Orleans remains unfinished.

That's true, especially because post-Katrina New Orleans is trending back...

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Mr. President, Don't Back Down on Trade in the State of the Union

(5) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 5:06 PM

Four years ago, President Obama's bold challenge in his 2010 State of the Union address -- to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014 -- sparked the needed culture shift away from domestic consumption, which was in a slump.

Yet, despite demonstrable success in job creation and...

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How to Keep U.S. Exports and U.S. Jobs Growing

(5) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 1:14 PM

U.S. exports, a bright spot in the lethargic economic recovery, have now expanded for 10 straight quarters -- two-and-a-half years. Alongside an improving jobs picture, the trend offers further evidence of an economy on the mend.

Yet, as the economy improves and the dollar strengthens, how to keep...

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A Hurricane, an Oil Spill, and the Struggles of a Great American City

(8) Comments | Posted June 6, 2010 | 11:23 PM

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf of Mexico and devastated the coast, particularly the city of New Orleans, there were many signs of hope for the colorful, lively city known as The Big Easy.

But that hope may have been washed away in a tide...

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