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Economic Facts About Taxes: Welcome, Overview of “A Dozen Facts About Tax Reform,” and Roundtable: The Economic Case for Tax Reform

Former Treasury Secretary and Hamilton Project Advisory Council member Robert E. Rubin welcomes the crowd at the event "Economic Facts About Taxes: Rates, Revenues and Reform Options," followed by an overview of “A Dozen Facts About Tax Reform" by Hamilton Project Policy Director Adam Looney.  Economics Editor of The Economist Zanny Minton Beddoes then moderates a discussion on the broad economic case for tax reform with former Council of Economic Advisers Chair Martin Feldstein and Lawrence H. Summers, former Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and former U.S. Treasury Secretary.
 


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Promoting Financial Well-Being in Retirement: Full Audio

June 23, 2015 • Audio

On June 23, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a policy forum on promoting financial well-being in retirement.  U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez delivered keynote remarks. The first panel discussed a new paper by Professor Wesley Yin of UCLA that seeks to address challenges in the private long-term care insurance market. The second panel discussed a new paper by Professor John Friedman of Brown University, suggesting reforms to the landscape of retirement savings accounts.

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Financing 21st Century Infrastructure in the United States: Panel 2 Audio

May 11, 2015 • Audio

On May 11, as part of Infrastructure Week, The Hamilton Project and Building America’s Future hosted a public forum discussing the challenges of U.S. infrastructure financing and potential policy solutions. In conjunction with this event, The Hamilton Project released a new paper by Roger Altman of Evercore, Alan Krueger of Princeton University, and Aaron Klein of the Bipartisan Policy Center that proposes a multi-pronged approach to increase investment in the nation’s infrastructure. Krueger and Klein were joined in a panel discussion by Congressman John Delaney and Tyler Duvall of McKinesey & Company. Hamilton Project director Melissa Kearney moderated the discussion.

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Financing 21st Century Infrastructure in the United States: Welcome and Panel 1 Audio

May 11, 2015 • Audio

On May 11, as part of Infrastructure Week, The Hamilton Project and Building America’s Future hosted a public forum discussing the challenges of U.S. infrastructure financing and potential policy solutions. The first panel focused on the challenges and opportunities in U.S. infrastructure. The panelists included Secretary Anthony Foxx of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Roger Altman of Evercore, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Governor Edward Rendell, and was moderated by Al Hunt of Bloomberg.

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Expanding Employment Opportunities: U.S. Vice President Biden Remarks Audio

March 11, 2015 • Audio

On March 11, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum in Washington, DC and released three new papers focusing on how the U.S. economy can be strengthened by expanding labor market opportunities. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin opened the forum. United States Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks.

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Expanding Employment Opportunities: Panel 1 Audio

March 11, 2015 • Audio

“[The labor market] has been on a steady pace of recovery…but there’s still work to do,” said Hamilton Project director Melissa Kearney on March 11 during our forum, Expanding Employment Opportunities. Kearney moderated the panel discussion focused on a new paper by Morris Kleiner of the University of Minnesota proposing ways to promote smarter occupational licensing practices. Kearney and Kleiner were joined by Mike Monroe of the North America’s Building Trades Unions, Barbara Kelley of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, and Justin Wolfers of The Peterson Institute for International Economics.

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Expanding Employment Opportunities: Panel 2 Audio

March 11, 2015 • Audio

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. The second panel discussed papers by Adriana Kugler of Georgetown University and Michael Barr of the University of Michigan that seek to strengthen unemployment insurance and increase the rates of minority entrepreneurship, respectively. The authors were joined by Chanelle Hardy of the National Urban League Washington Bureau, Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, moderated the discussion.

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The Future of Work in the Age of the Machine: Panel 1 Audio

February 19, 2015 • Audio

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. Following opening remarks, 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. The first panel discussed labor market challenges, including the changing nature of work and its implications for workers of various skill types. The panel was joined by Erik Brynjolfsson, David Autor of MIT, Aneesh Chopra of Hunch Analytics, Larry Summers of Harvard University, and was moderated by Melissa Kearney.

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The Future of Work in the Age of the Machine: Panel 2 Audio

February 19, 2015 • Audio

On February 19, The Hamilton Project convened academic experts and business leaders to discuss the future of work in the machine age. The second panel discussed organizational innovation and the importance of business dynamism in the face of new technology and labor market challenges. The panel was joined by John Haltiwanger of the University of Maryland, Arati Prabhakar of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Andrew McAfee of the MIT Sloan School of Management. Laura Tyson of UC Berkeley moderated the discussion.

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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy: Welcome Audio

October 20, 2014 • Audio

On October 20th, The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment gathered policymakers, industry leaders and academic experts to discuss current economic and environmental issues in U.S. water use and policy. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg opened the forum with welcoming remarks, and introduced former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin.

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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy: Introduction Audio

October 20, 2014 • Audio

On October 20th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings 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. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin gave an introduction and roadmap of the event, and introduced California Governor Jerry Brown.

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