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Economic Facts About Taxes: Roundtable: Key Principles for a Successful Reform Effort

Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone moderates a panel discussion between Business Roundtable President and former Michigan Governor John Engler; Center for American Progress Chair and Counselor John Podesta; NBER President and CEO James Poterba; and Brookings Senior Fellow Alice Rivlin at The Hamilton Project event "Economic Facts About Taxes: Rates, Revenues and Reform Options."


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Wireless Spectrum and the Future of Technology Innovation - Introduction & Framing Remarks Audio

March 24, 2014 • Audio

On March 24th, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum and released a new policy proposal addressing key challenges with the allocation and regulation of wireless spectrum during a time of rapid change and increasing demand. Former U.S. Secretary Treasury Roger Altman opened the forum and introduced the panel. Hamilton Project director Melissa Kearney delivered framing remarks on the economic challenge of more-efficient assignment of wireless spectrum.

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Wireless Spectrum and the Future of Technology Innovation - Roundtable Discussion Audio

March 24, 2014 • Audio

On March 24th, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum addressing key challenges with the allocation and regulation of wireless spectrum during a time of rapid change and increasing demand. A new policy proposal was presented by authors Pierre de Vries, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Spectrum Policy Initiative at the Silicon Flatirons Center and Phil Weiser, Dean and Thomson Professor at the University of Colorado Law School and Executive Director and Founder of the Silicon Flatirons Center. The authors were joined by discussants Dean Brenner, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs at Qualcomm; Joan Marsh, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs from AT&T; and Preston Marshall, Wireless Networking at Google. The roundtable was moderated by Blair Levin, Communications & Society Fellow at The Aspen Institute.

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Wireless Spectrum and the Future of Technology Innovation - Keynote Remarks Audio

March 24, 2014 • Audio

On March 24th, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum and released a new policy proposal addressing key challenges with the allocation and regulation of wireless spectrum during a time of rapid change and increasing demand. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler delivered keynote remarks. He was introduced by Roger C. Altman.

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Supporting America’s Lower-Middle-Class Families—Welcome and Panel 1

December 4, 2013 • Audio

On December 4th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a forum to highlight two new proposals for aiding America’s lower-middle class. The forum kicked off with introductory remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin. Kevin Hassett, Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies at AEI, and Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management & Budget and the Congressional Budget Office, joined Melissa Kearney and Lesley Turner of the University of Maryland to discuss their proposal for a secondary earner tax deduction to help “make work pay” for both spouses in low income families.

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Supporting America’s Lower-Middle-Class Families—Panel 2

December 4, 2013 • Audio

On December 4th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a forum to highlight two new proposals for aiding America’s lower-middle class. Joel Berg, Executive Director of the NYC Coalition Against Hunger; James Ziliak, Director of the Center for Poverty Research at the University of Kentucky; and Robert Greenstein, President of the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, joined a panel with Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach of Northwestern University to discuss her proposal to strengthen the food stamp (SNAP) program.

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Supporting America’s Lower-Middle-Class Families—Panel 3

December 4, 2013 • Audio

On December 4th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a forum to highlight two new proposals for aiding America’s lower-middle class. The forum concluded with a discussion between Jason Furman, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and David Leonhardt, Washington Bureau Chief for the New York Times, on the challenges facing America’s lower-middle-class families.

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Improving College Outcomes: A Modern Approach to Financing Higher Education—Introduction and Panel 1

October 21, 2013 • Audio

Following welcoming remarks by Evercore Founder and Chairman Roger Altman, Vassar College's Catharine Bond Hill, Wellesley College's Phillip Levine, Laguardia Community College's Gail Mellow, Urban Institute's Sandy Baum, and Columbia University's Judith Scott-Clayton joined a roundtable discussion moderated by The Hamilton Project's Melissa Kearney on restructuring our approach to financial aid. 

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Improving College Outcomes: A Modern Approach to Financing Higher Education—Panel 2

October 21, 2013 • Audio

University of Michigan's Susan Dynarski, Princeton University's Greg Kaplan, Vassar College's Catharine Bond Hill, and the Brookings Institution's Grover "Russ" Whitehurst joined a panel discussion moderated by MIT's Michael Greenstone on making borrowing work for today’s students through income-contingent repayment.

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Improving College Outcomes: A Modern Approach to Financing Higher Education—Panel 3

October 21, 2013 • Audio

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin moderated a panel discussion on the role of education with University of Texas Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth, and University of North Carolina President Thomas Ross.

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The Economic Imperative of Expanding College Opportunity—Introduction & Panel 1

June 26, 2013 • Audio

Following remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University presented a new proposal that outlines a strategy for targeting and reaching low-income, high-achieving students and providing them with the information necessary to help facilitate their application to selective colleges. William Fitzsimmons of Harvard College, Nicole Farmer Hurd of the National College Advising Corps, and Robert Gordon of The Brookings Institution joined a roundtable discussion on the proposal, moderated by Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone.

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