Aspen Institute Publications

Aspen Institute publications are listed below. Many are available for purchase through Google Checkout, a secure system for handling credit card transaction online. For assistance with ordering publications, please contact our Publications office by email or by phone at (410) 820.5326. Please note: Orders are shipped two times a week from our warehouse in Queenstown, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2011-2012 Top 100 MBA Programs

September 21, 2011

The Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2011-2012 Top 100 MBA Programs is a global ranking of leading business schools innovating in social and environmental impact. The ranking includes 149 schools from 22 countries, and is based on coursework offerings and published faculty research. The data used to build this ranking is available at www....

Re-Imagining Journalism: Local News for a Networked World

Michael R. Fancher
September 9, 2011

Re-Imagining Journalism: Local News for a Networked World identifies five strategic areas and specific ideas for promoting experimentation, collaboration and public engagement that are critical for reforming local journalism. The paper calls upon a variety of stakeholders in business, the nonprofit sector, government and community institutions, and citizens themselves to each play a role in...

Social Security: The House that Roosevelt Built

Pamela Perun, Patricia Dilley
July 28, 2011

Critics of the Social Security program are fond of labeling the Social Security trust fund as a fiction, claiming that the program is bankrupt, or disparaging the program’s legal basis as ephemeral and subject to the whims of Congress.  This brief sets the record straight on Social Security.  This paper demonstrates that Social Security is not an income transfer program from the young to the old,...

Spectrum for the Next Generation of Wireless

Mark MacCarthy
July 14, 2011

Spectrum for the Next Generation of Wireless explores possible sources of spectrum, looking specifically at incentives or other measures to assure that spectrum finds its highest and best use. It includes a number of recommendations, both private and federal, of where and how spectrum can be repurposed for wireless use. In November 2010, the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program...

Coordinating Impact Capital: A New Approach to Investing in Small and Growing Businesses

John Kohler, Thane Kreiner, Jessica Sawhney | Santa Clara University, Center for Science, Technology and Society;
July 1, 2011

This research document is a result of an ANDE-funded Capacity Development Fund grant.

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The Doha Round: An Obituary

David Kleimann, Joe Guinan, and Petros C. Mavroidis (Scientific Coordinator)
June 30, 2011

An outline of the history, causes and consequences of a failed Doha Round of trade negotiations.

Policy from the Ground Up: Reshaping Transantlatic Trade, Development and Food Security Policies to Africa's Needs

Katrin A. Kuhlmann and Kathryn Ritterspach
June 23, 2011

Publication focusses on the intersections and inconsistencies between transantlantic food security, trade and aid policies leading to recommendations on how to foster success in these areas of policymaking.