Upgrading the G7 and Revamping Its Agenda

This article was published in the Spring 2017 edition of The International Economy.  It is argued that the G7 should focus on identifiying longer term problems of common interest to G20 members as well as measures to remove impediments to international cooperation when seeking solutions. The G7 needs a permanet secretariat as well as measures to make it accountable for actually doing what it has promised to do.