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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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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.

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Supporting America’s Lower-Middle-Class Families—Photo Gallery

December 3, 2013 • Photo Galleries

On December 4th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a forum to highlight two new proposals for aiding America’s lower-middle class.

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Improving College Outcomes: A Modern Approach to Financing Higher Education—Photo Gallery

October 21, 2013 • Photo Galleries

On October 21st The Hamilton Project hosted a forum focusing on the evolving role of higher education in American society and release three new policy proposals by outside experts on how changes in student lending and financial-aid policies can help improve college outcomes.Thought leaders in higher education from around the country joined the discussion, including Vassar College President Catharine Bond Hill; University of Texas ChancellorFrancisco G. Cigarroa; LaGuardia Community College President Gail Mellow; University of North Carolina President Thomas Ross; Wesleyan University President Michael Roth; and Brookings’ Brown Center on Education Policy Director Grover "Russ" Whitehurst.  

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The Economic Imperative of Expanding College Opportunity—Photo Gallery

June 26, 2013 • Photo Galleries

On June 26th, The Hamilton Project held a forum on the importance of expanding college opportunity for more Americans.

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Investing in What Works: The Importance of Evidence-Based Policymaking—Photo Gallery

April 19, 2013 • Photo Galleries

On April 17th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings and Results for America, an initiative of America Achieves, co-hosted a forum and release two new papers on the important role of evidence in policymaking. U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Alan Krueger, Chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and other distinguished experts participated in roundtable discussions on the proposals and how evidence-based policymaking can improve the effectiveness of federally funded programs.

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Real Specifics: 15 Ways to Rethink the Federal Budget—Part II: Addressing Entitlements, Taxation and Revenues—Photo Gallery

February 26, 2013 • Photo Galleries

The Hamilton Project asked experts from a variety of backgrounds—the policy world, academia, and the private sector—and from both sides of the political aisle, to provide innovative, pragmatic proposals for lowering the deficit by reducing expenditures or raising revenues, and that take into account impacts to the economy at large.

The resulting 13 proposals range across budget groups, and include options to reduce mandatory and discretionary programs, to improve economic efficiency, and touch on topics as wide ranging as immigration, transportation, healthcare, and mortgage interest.  This diverse group of authors convened in at a forum on February 26th in Washington, DC to discuss their ideas in a series of roundtable discussions.

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Real Specifics: 15 Ways to Rethink the Federal Budget—Part I: Budgeting for a Modern Military—Photo Gallery

February 22, 2013 • Photo Galleries

THP’s two-part budget series kicked off on Feb. 22nd with a forum on the defense budget, which included a lively roundtable discussion with Fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA), Adm. Gary Roughead (USN Ret.) and other distinguished experts.

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Back to School: Promoting Attainment and Achievement in K-12 Education - Event Photos

September 27, 2012 • Photo Galleries

On September 27th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a forum to discuss new approaches to promoting attainment and achievement in K-12 education.  The event included featured remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, highlighting recent progress on education reform, the difficult work still ahead, and the need for innovation to help advance reform efforts. 

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New Directions for U.S. Energy Policy: A Hamilton Project Forum at Stanford University - Event Photos

June 13, 2012 • Photo Galleries

The U.S. energy system is benefiting from an unprecedented increase in North American supplies of natural gas and petroleum.  These changes are strengthening our economy and altering the relationships between our energy choices and health, climate change, and national security.  At the same time, there is tremendous hope that innovation in the energy sector will identify new solutions to these problems. On June 13th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings held an event at Stanford University to explore how best to manage these opportunities while achieving our long-term energy and environmental goals.

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U.S. Immigration Policy: The Border Between Reform and the Economy Photos

May 15, 2012 • Photo Galleries

On May 15, The Hamilton Project at Brookings held a forum exploring the challenges and opportunities for immigration reform in today’s political and economic climate.  Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, gave featured remarks on the Obama Administration’s efforts to reform America’s broken immigration system and why that is an economic imperative.

In the first panel, UC Davis Economist Giovanni Peri presented a new proposal for a market-based approach to immigration reform.  A panel of experts representing a range of perspectives discussed details of the proposal.  A second panel of thought leaders discussed many of the broader issues surrounding today’s immigration reform debate.  Participants included: former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Silver Lake Co-Founder Glenn Hutchins, National Council of La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguía, and UNITE HERE President John Wilhelm.