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Dan Breznitz

Dan Breznitz is the Munk Chair of Innovation Studies and codirector of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of the University of Toronto. He is also a fellow of CIFAR, where he codirects the Program on Innovation, Equity and the Future of Prosperity. His next book, Innovation in Real Places: Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World, will be published in January 2021.
Articles by Dan Breznitz

Reshoring Production and Restoring American Prosperity: A Practical Policy Agenda

The Covid-19 pandemic has made one thing absolutely clear: China is the workshop of the world. This has significant strategic and geopolitical implications. By playing its initially weak hand to perfec­tion, China transformed its position of dependence into one of dominance during the last several decades. The highly touted inter­dependence of countries in manu­facturing processes…

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Reshoring Supply Chains: A Practical Policy Agenda

The Covid-19 crisis exposed the stark fact that almost everything we use—and need—is no longer produced in the United States. For example, 95 percent of surgical masks and 70 percent of respirators used in the United States are produced abroad. Indeed, according to some accounts, in a single year (2004), surgical masks went from being 90 percent domestically produced to 95 percent foreign produced when Kimberly-Clark shut down its U.S. factories and offshored its production…

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