The skills of amrican workforce

The Study
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We conducted a series of interviews with leaders in education, employment, and training policy and practice in the United States and held two focus groups with international graduate students from around the world to hear from them what it takes to succeed in the global economy and what skills and knowledge they and their peers bring to the table.


Roger Altman
Evercore Partners, Inc.

Thomas Bailey
George and Abby O’Neill Professor of Economics and Education
Institute on Education and the Economy
Teachers College, Columbia University

Laurie Bassi
Chief Executive Officer
Human Capital Capability

Keith Bird
Kentucky Community and Tech College System

David Calleo
Dean Acheson Professor and Director of European Studies Program
Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced
International Studies

Peter Capelli
George W. Taylor Professor of Management
and Director of Center for Human Resources
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Jerry Jaznowski
National Association of Manufacturers

Peter Morici
Professor of International Business, Logistics,Business and Public Policy
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Anil Gupta
Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy and Organization, Management and Organization
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Paul Osterman
Nanyung Technological Institute Professor
Institute for Work and Employment Research
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bob Templin
Northern Virginia Community College

Graham Toft
Senior Fellow
Hudson Institute

Yong Zhao
University Distinguished Professor
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Director, Center for Teaching and Technology
Director, US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence

College of Education, Michigan State University

Karthik Muralidharan
PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Study Director, World Bank Study on Education in India

Two focus groups were held with graduate students from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. Countries represented were:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
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