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Kent H. Hughes

Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.

Kent Hughes, Public Policy Fellow, and former director of the Program on America and the Global Economy.

Previously, he served as U.S. Associate Deputy Secretary of Commerce from 1993 to 1999. He was also President of the Council on Competitiveness, Senior Economist of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee and Chief Economist to Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd.

Kent H. Hughes is the author of “Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of Economic Competitiveness.”

He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, LL.B. from Harvard Law School — and B.A. from Yale University.

Articles by Kent H. Hughes

Beyond Brexit: Will the EU Fall?

While the dream of one Europe survives, the EU’s elites have been too impatient in pressing for it.

June 21, 2016

The Past and Future of U.S. Competitiveness

What should the United States do to remain the leading economy in the 21st century?

June 2, 2005