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Trillion Dollar Questions

Big topics. Honest discussions. Expert solutions.

Trillion Dollar Questions

At Heinz College, we think big  big data, big innovation, big impact. We strive to effect change at the highest levels. This means tackling some big issues. 

We like to call the world’s biggest problems Trillion Dollar Questions. Not because they are solely questions with massive economic impacts, but because solving them would produce enormous value. Solving them would change the world.

Trillion Dollar Questions exist across many areas of research and policy. By nature, they are interdisciplinary problems. They require diverse viewpoints, novel approaches, and an understanding of how we got here, and the intersection of those three elements is where Heinz College excels.

In this ongoing series, Heinz College experts will convene solutions-oriented conversations with colleagues from across academia, government, and media to address the Trillion Dollar Questions that will shape the next century.

  • Managing the U.S.-China Trade and Technology Conflict: Is There a Better Way?

    Managing the U.S.-China Trade and Technology Conflict: Is There a Better Way? 

    Rising tensions between the U.S. and China are disrupting long standing policies, practices, and supply chains. Can the world's two largest economies find a better way to manage these tensions? An expert panel will assess the economic and security issues, new evidence from recent research, and the possibility of alternative policy approaches.

    Date: Monday, April 17, 2023


    Daniel Flatley Daniel Flatley, Moderator 
    National Security Reporter




    panle jia barwick Panle Jia Barwick 
    The Todd E. and Elizabeth H. Warnock Distinguished Chair Professor
    University of Wisconsin-Madison




    Lee Branstetter Lee Branstetter
    Professor of Economics and Public Policy
    Carnegie Mellon University




    jason matheny Jason Matheny
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    RAND Corporation




    shang-jin wei Shang-Jin Wei
    N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy
    Columbia University





    Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

    Columbia University

    Rand Corporation

    University of Wisconsin-Madison