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Economic Facts About Taxes: Rates, Revenues and Reform Options Photos

On May 3, The Hamilton Project hosted a policy forum on the economic context for tax reform and the economic criteria that should be used when evaluating tax reform options.  As part of the event, the Project released a new policy memo, “A Dozen Facts About Tax Reform,” to help shed light on various aspects of the reform debate. Following opening remarks, 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, discussed the broad economic case for tax reform. A second panel of experts debatde key principles for a successful tax reform effort, drawing from a range of experiences.  Participants included 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.  After each panel, the speakers took audience questions.

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Expanding Employment Opportunities: Photo Gallery

March 11, 2015 • Photo Galleries

On March 11, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum at the National Press Club in Washington, DC focusing on how the U.S. economy can be strengthened by expanding labor market opportunities. United States Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks. The forum included two panel discussions focused on three new Hamilton Project papers proposing ways to strengthen labor market opportunities for all workers. The first panel discussed a new proposal by Morris Kleiner of the University of Minnesota, suggesting four major reforms to occupational licensing policies. The second panel discussed two 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. 

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The Future of Work in the Age of the Machine: Photos

February 19, 2015 • Photo Galleries

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 forum also included two panel discussions focusing on labor market issues, including the changing nature of work and its implications for workers of various skill types, and organizational innovation and the importance of business dynamism in the face of such challenges. 

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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy Photos

October 20, 2014 • Photo Galleries

On Monday, October 20th, The Hamilton Project partnered with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment to host a forum, “New Directions for U.S. Water Policy,” in Palo Alto, California. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin opened the forum. California Governor Jerry Brown gave featured remarks. Three panels of experts discussed the potential for market mechanisms to improve our country’s water management systems; opportunities to promote water innovation; and the impact of climate change on America’s water resources.

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The Economic Costs of Climate Change - Event Photos

September 22, 2014 • Photo Galleries

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 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 Chicago at the University of Chicago. Hamilton Project Director Melissa Kearney opened the forum with welcoming remarks. 
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Casting the Net: A More Efficient Approach to U.S. Fisheries Management - Photo Gallery

September 10, 2014 • Photo Galleries

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 - Photo Gallery

July 17, 2014 • Photo Galleries

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 for a forum in Washington, DC 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. Following Furman’s featured remarks, he was joined by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin and Princeton University economist Alan Blinder for a roundtable discussion. 

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Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis , Day 2 - Photo Gallery

June 20, 2014 • Photo Galleries

On Friday, June 20, The Hamilton Project continued its two-day anti-poverty summit, Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis. Day two of the summit focused on policies to improve the safety net and work support, including the role of work-share and minimum wage policies to support American workers.

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Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis, Day 1 - Photo Gallery

June 19, 2014 • Photo Galleries

The Hamilton Project hosted day one of Addressing America's Poverty Crisis on Thursday, June 19 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The summit included discussions around policies to build skills, promote early childhood development, and support disadvantaged youth. The day kicked off with a CEO-level discussion on the importance of apprenticeship and skill training, followed by three roundtable discussions featuring academic scholars and experts. 

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The Economic and Social Effects of Crime and Mass Incarceration in the United States - Event Photos

May 1, 2014 • Photo Galleries

On May 1, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum focusing on recent trends in crime and mass incarceration in the United States, as well as innovative methods for preventing youth violence. Panel discussants featured leading academic experts and policymakers, including Police Chief Dean Esserman of New Haven; Chief of Staff Cristine DeBerry for the District Attorney in the City and County of San Francisco; Robert Listenbee of the U.S. Department of Justice; Elizabeth Glazer of the Office of Criminal Justice for Mayor Bill de Blasio, among others.

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Wireless Spectrum and the Future of Technology Innovation - Event Photos

March 24, 2014 • Photo Galleries

On March 24th, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum and released a new policy proposal addressing the key challenges of regulating wireless spectrum during a time of rapid change and increasing demand. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Roger Altman opened the forum, and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler gave keynote remarks.