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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“[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.
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.
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 of The Hamilton Project.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.