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New Directions for U.S. Energy Policy - Panel 1: The Future for U.S. Natural Gas

Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone moderates a roundtable discussion with UC Berkeley Professor Lucas Davis, MIT Professor Christopher R. Knittel, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Michael Levi, Weston Solutions Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Strategic Growth Kathleen McGinty, and Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman at the New Directions for U.S. Energy Policy: A Hamilton Project Forum at Stanford University event.


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

September 10, 2014 • Audio

On September 10th, The Hamilton Project released two new papers and hosted a forum to explore opportunities for improving the economic prosperity and long-term sustainability of the U.S. fishing industry. The forum opened with remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin. A roundtable discussion was held around the new proposal by Christopher Costello of UC Santa Barbara, and included Lee Crockett, Director of U.S. Oceans at the Pew Charitable Trusts; John Mimikakis, Associate Vice President of Oceans at the Environmental Defense Fund; John Pappalardo, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman’s Alliance; and Captain Steve Tomeny of Steve Tomeny Charters. Melissa Kearney, Director of The Hamilton Project, moderated the roundtable. 

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Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S. Labor Market - Introduction (Audio)

July 17, 2014 • Audio

On July 17th, the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a new report about the change in labor force participation and how it relates to the underlying demographic, structural and cyclical trends affecting the labor market. CEA Chairman Jason Furman joined The Hamilton Project to discuss the report and the implications these labor force changes have for outstanding challenges like lowering long-term unemployment, raising wages, and expanding the economy's potential. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin opened the forum.

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Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S. Labor Market - Featured Remarks by Jason Furman (Audio)

July 17, 2014 • Audio

On July 17th, the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a new report about the change in labor force participation and how it relates to the underlying demographic, structural and cyclical trends affecting the labor market. CEA Chairman Jason Furman joined The Hamilton Project to discuss the report and the implications these labor force changes have for outstanding challenges like lowering long-term unemployment, raising wages, and expanding the economy's potential. 

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Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S. Labor Market - Roundtable Discussion with Blinder, Furman, and Rubin (Audio)

July 17, 2014 • Audio

On July 17th, The Hamilton Project hosted Jason Furman, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), to discuss the release of a new CEA report about the change in labor force participation. Following his featured remarks, Furman was joined by Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, and Alan Blinder, Professor of Economics & Public Affairs at Princeton University and a former Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair, for a roundtable discussion. 

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Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis - Day 2, Welcoming Remarks Audio

June 20, 2014 • Audio

On June 20, The Hamilton Project started day two of Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis, and introduced dynamic policy proposals focusing on ways to improve the U.S. safety net and provide support for low-wage workers. Roger Altman, Founder & Executive Chairman of Evercore, opened the forum and introduced the first panel.

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Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis - Day 2, Panel 1 Audio

June 20, 2014 • Audio

Day two of The Hamilton Project’s anti-poverty summit, Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis, focused on policy proposals to improve safety net and work support. The first panel of the day discussed expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit, reforms to the Child and Dependent  care tax credit, and the potential benefits of predictive analytics and rapid-cycle evaluation to improve social services. The authors, Scott Cody of Mathematica Policy Research, Hilary Hoynes of UC Berkely, and James Ziliak of the University of Kentucky, were joined in the roundtable discussion by Gordon Berlin of MDRC, and Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Director of The Hamilton Project, Melissa Kearney, moderated the discussion.

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Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis - Day 2, Panel 2 Audio

June 20, 2014 • Audio

The second panel for day two of Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis focused on minimum wage policy at the state and local levels, and reducing unemployment through work sharing. Authors Arindrajit Dube of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Katharine Abraham of the University of Maryland introduced their proposals, and were joined by Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Gregory Mankiw of Harvard University. Christopher Edley, Jr. of UC Berkely moderated the discussion.

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Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis - Day 1, Welcoming Remarks Audio

June 19, 2014 • Audio

On June 19, The Hamilton Project kicked off a two-day summit bringing together business leaders, policymakers, stakeholders and academics in Washington D.C. to open conversation on Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis. In the opening remarks for the summit, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin summarized The Hamilton Project’s mission to offer evidence-based policy proposals, and introduced the essential need to provide innovative approaches to overcoming poverty for the enhancement of America.

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Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis - Day 1, Framing Remarks Audio

June 19, 2014 • Audio

On day one of Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis, Hamilton Project Director Melissa S. Kearney delivered framing remarks on recent trends of poverty in the United States, and why fighting poverty needs to be a national policy priority. Kearney also presented the release of The Hamilton Project’s new volume, Policies to Address Poverty in America, which combines 14 proposals confronting specific issues related to poverty in America.

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Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis - Day 1, Panel 1 Audio

June 19, 2014 • Audio

Day one of Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis opened with a CEO-level conversation on the importance of high-skill training and apprenticeship for the private sector. Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal moderated the discussion, and was joined by Klaus Kleinfeld of Alcoa and Mike Petters of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

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