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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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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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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy: Featured Remarks by Governor Jerry Brown Audio

October 20, 2014 • Audio

The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment joined forces on October 20th to gather experts on the topic of water policy, drought and climate change in the United States. California Governor Jerry Brown gave featured remarks on the landscape of water in the West, and emphasized his comittment to making water a "key issue." 

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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy: Panel 1 Audio

October 20, 2014 • Audio

On October 20th, The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment released new papers and held a forum focused on innovative policy recommendations to address the water crisis in the United States. The first panel opened with a discussion on the potential for market mechanisms to improve our country’s water management systems. Robert Glennon of the University of Arizona presented a new proposal and was joined in a roundtable discussion by Thomas Iseman of the U.S. Department of the Interior, William Phillimore of Paramount Farming Company, James Lochhead of Denver Water, and Ellen Hanak of the Public Policy Institute of California. Melissa Kearney of The Hamilton Project moderated the discussion.

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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy: Panel 2 Audio

October 20, 2014 • Audio

Solutions to the country’s growing water challenges lie, in part, with the development and adoption of new innovative technologies, suggests the authors of a new paper for The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. On October 20th, the co-author Buzz Thompson of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment presented a new proposal to spur water innovation, and was joined in a roundtable discussion by Tamin Pechet of Banyan Water, Michael Markus of the Orange County Water District, and Peter Yolles of Water Smart Software. Roger Altman of Evercore moderated the discussion.

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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy: Panel 3 Audio

October 20, 2014 • Audio

On October 20th, The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted an event focused on innovative policy ideas to address water scarcity in the United States. The third panel discussion focused on the impact of climate change on America's water resources. Investor, Philanthropist and Advanced Energy Advocate Thomas Steyer moderated a discussion that included Noah Diffenbaugh of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Peter Gleick of The Pacific Institute, Wade Crowfoot of the Office of California Governor Jerry Brown, and Solomon Hsiang of UC Berkely. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin introduced the panel.

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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy: Closing Remarks Audio

October 20, 2014 • Audio

Water is a critical input to our economy and essential to the environment, emphasized Steven Denning, Chairman of General Atlantic and Chairman of the Board of Stanford University, during his closing remarks at The Hamilton Project/Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment's forum on October 20th. Denning delivered closing remarks and summarized the key topics discussed throughout the forum.

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The Economic Costs of Climate Change - Audio

September 22, 2014 • Audio

On September 22nd, The Hamilton Project welcomed U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew to deliver keynote remarks on the economics of climate change. Following his remarks, Secretary Lew continued the conversation in a roundtable discussion with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, and University of Chicago economist Michael Greenstone. Hamilton Project Director Melissa Kearney opened the forum with welcoming remarks. 

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