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

March 11, 2015 • Video

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 Video

March 11, 2015 • Video

“[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 Video

March 11, 2015 • Video

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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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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