On 5 December 2013, Maplecroft’s Associate Director for North America, Dr Mark McClelland, will be speaking on US foreign policy and the global economy at a one-day conference at the London School of Economics entitled ‘American National Power in a Global Economy’. The conference is part of a seminar series sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council called ‘The Future of American Power’.
Building on his research and analysis at Maplecroft, Dr McClelland will be discussing the shale-inspired energy boom in North America, and the international implications for both conventional oil and gas exporters and the challenge posed by China to the position of the US in the international system.
Other topics covered include:
- Demography and the future of US power
- Globalisation and interdependence
- Trade, currency and US power
Additional speakers include
Professor Danny Quah (LSE)
Professor Tim Dyson (LSE)
In 2013, Maplecroft has produced a series of country risk reports examining above-ground risks to the North American energy landscape, including the impacts of the shale boom. These typically provide a federal overview of either the US or Canada before drilling down to the state/provincial level to examine key geographies including North Dakota and Alberta.