Rebooting Europe's High Tech Industry, a discussion on European innovation with Dieter Gerdemann, author of a recent AT Kearney report of the same title, and a panel of leading European and American technology companies: February 4 from 5:00–6:30 pm in San Francisco.
- Reforming California Public Higher Education for the 21st Century
This Bay Area Council Economic Institute White Paper assesses the changing environment for public higher education in California, and the changes required in the University of California, California State University and California Community Colleges systems to ensure that the state will continue to generate a globally competitive workforce.
—December 2014 (PDF: 36 pages, 3.5 MB)
- Innovation Drivers: High-Value Collaborative Ties Between Japan and the San Francisco Bay Area continues the Institute's series of reports on the region's business and economic links with major global partners.
—November 2014 (PDF: 4 pages, 857 KB)
- Tri-Valley Rising: Its Vital Role in the Bay Area Economy looks at the economy of the East Bay's Tri-Valley region, its connections to the greater Bay Area, and the significance of transportation issues for its future development.
—October 2014 (PDF: 55 pages, 1.6 MB)
- Trade in the Bay Area: Investment and Global Financial Flows analyzes international trade and investment patterns in the region, with a particular focus on China.
—September 2014 (PDF: 20 pages, 1.5 MB)
The Bay Area Council Economic Institute is a partnership of business with labor, government, higher education, and philanthropy, that works to support the economic vitality and competitiveness of the Bay Area and California. Its work builds on the twenty-year record of fact-based economic analysis and policy leadership of the Bay Area Economic Forum, which merged with the Bay Area Council in January 2008.
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is a founder and key institutional partner. The Economic Institute also supports and manages the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC), a partnership of Northern California’s leading scientific research universities and federal and private research laboratories.
Through its economic and policy research and its many partnerships, the Economic Institute addresses key issues impacting the competitiveness, economic development, and quality of life of the region and the state, including infrastructure, globalization, science and innovation, energy, and governance. A public-private Board of Trustees oversees the development of its products and initiatives.