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Promoting Financial Well-Being in Retirement

June 23, 2015 • Washington, DC

On June 23, the Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted an event on financial well-being in retirement. The event focused on two innovative proposals—commissioned from outside leading scholars—designed to improve the economic security of American households and individuals during retirement years. 


Financing 21st Century Infrastructure in the United States

May 11, 2015 • Washington, DC

On May 11, as part of Infrastructure Week, The Hamilton Project and Building America’s Future  co-hosted a public forum discussing the challenges of U.S. infrastructure financing and potential policy solutions. Policymakers and experts joined in two panel discussions, including former Governor Ed Rendell, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Congressman John Delaney, Alan Krueger of Princeton University, and Roger Altman of Evecore, among others.


Expanding Employment Opportunities

March 11, 2015 • Washington, DC

On March 11, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum and released three new papers focusing on how the U.S. economy can be strengthened by expanding labor market opportunities. United States Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks.The first panel discussed a new proposal suggesting four major reforms to occupational licensing policies. The second panel discussed two papers that seek to strengthen unemployment insurance and increase the rates of minority entrepreneurship. 


The Future of Work in the Age of the Machine

February 19, 2015 • Washington, DC

On February 19, The Hamilton Project convened academic experts and business leaders to discuss the future of work in the machine age. Opening remarks were delivered by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin. Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, of the Center for Digital Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and authors of the best-selling book “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies” provided framing remarks. 


New Directions for U.S. Water Policy

October 20, 2014 • Palo Alto, CA

Water is critical to America’s social, economic, and ecological well-being. Yet, more than 70 percent of the western United States is in the grip of an ongoing drought that shows no signs of ending. On October 20th, The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted a forum and released new papers highlighting opportunities for improving water management in the United States in the face of scarce water supplies. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg gave welcoming remarks, followed by an introduction and roadmap of the event by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin. 


The Economic Costs of Climate Change

September 22, 2014 • Washington, DC

There is growing public debate over whether, when, and to what extent policymakers should take action to stem climate change. On September 22nd, The Hamilton Project at Brookings will host a forum to explore the economics of climate change, and the potential costs of inaction to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. U.S Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will give keynote remarks, followed by a roundtable discussion with Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations and former U.S. Treasury Secretary, and Michael Greenstone, The Milton Friedman Professor in Economics and Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. 


Casting the Net: A More Efficient Approach to U.S. Fisheries Management

September 10, 2014 • Washington, DC

The fishing industry contributes about $90 billion annually to the U.S. economy, and over one and a half million jobs for American workers. Many coastal communities depend on the fishing industry to sustain their local economies. On September 10th, The Hamilton Project released new papers and hosted a forum to explore opportunities for improving the economic prosperity and long-term sustainability of the U.S. fishing industry.

Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S. Labor Market

July 17, 2014 • Washington, DC

On July 17, THP hosted CEA Chairman Jason Furman to discuss a new report on opportunities & challenges in the U.S. labor market. Furman was joined by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin and economist Alan Blinder of Princeton University for a roundtable discussion.
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