In a recent testimony before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations discussed findings from his Hamilton Project proposal, “A Strategy for U.S. Natural Gas Exports.” In the paper, Levi poses a framework for regulators to determine if exporting natural gas is in the public interest, arguing the upsides of exports outweigh the costs as long as the government acts to mitigate risk. To read his full testimony, click here.
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In his latest Bloomberg View column, Advisory Council member Peter Orszag discusses how to design private-public partnerships for financing infrastructure in the U.S. He highlights a Hamilton Project paper “Public-Private Partnerships to Revamp U.S. Infrastructure” in which Eduardo Engel, Ronald Fischer, and Alexander Galetovic propose a series of best practices for state and local governments to follow when using public–private partnerships to provide infrastructure. The paper also was cited by Michael Deane, Executive Director of the National Association of Water Companies, in a blog post for the Huffington Post on the need for public-private partnerships for the nation’s water infrastructure.
In a recent blog post in Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Small Change,” Charles Kenny discusses income inequality in the United States. He highlights data from a Hamilton paper in the Milken Institute Review focused on trends in earnings and job prospects in America during recent decades. Kenny notes a finding from the paper that median wages of average American men has fallen by $13,000 since 1969. To read the full piece, click here.
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Advisory Council member Alice Rivlin and co-authors Tom Daschle, Bill Frist and Pete Domenici discuss a new proposal to improve health care quality while reigning in rising costs. The op-ed highlights several aspects of the proposal including steps to promote transparency and preventive care. To read the full piece, click here.
In a recent op-ed for the New York Times’ Room for Debate, Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone and Policy Director Adam Looney discuss the economics of immigration. They discuss data that show the complementary effects of immigrants on American workers and highlight a chart from the Hamilton Project’s “Ten Economic Facts About Immigration” on the effects of immigrants on wages. To read the full piece, click here.
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