New Directions for U.S. Energy Policy - Panel 2: Investing in Clean Energy Innovation
June 13, 2012
June 13, 2012
On March 24th, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum and released a new policy proposal addressing key challenges with the allocation and regulation of wireless spectrum during a time of rapid change and increasing demand. Former U.S. Secretary Treasury Roger Altman opened the forum and introduced the panel. Hamilton Project director Melissa Kearney delivered framing remarks on the economic challenge of more-efficient assignment of wireless spectrum.
On March 24th, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum addressing key challenges with the allocation and regulation of wireless spectrum during a time of rapid change and increasing demand. A new policy proposal was presented by authors Pierre de Vries, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Spectrum Policy Initiative at the Silicon Flatirons Center and Phil Weiser, Dean and Thomson Professor at the University of Colorado Law School and Executive Director and Founder of the Silicon Flatirons Center. The authors were joined by discussants Dean Brenner, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs at Qualcomm; Joan Marsh, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs from AT&T; and Preston Marshall, Wireless Networking at Google. The roundtable was moderated by Blair Levin, Communications & Society Fellow at The Aspen Institute.
On March 24th, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum and released a new policy proposal addressing key challenges with the allocation and regulation of wireless spectrum during a time of rapid change and increasing demand. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler delivered keynote remarks. He was introduced by Roger C. Altman.
On Dec. 4th The Hamilton Project hosted a forum to discuss policies to support the struggling lower-middle-class. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin kicked off the forum with introductory remarks. Kevin Hassett, Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies at AEI, and Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management & Budget and the Congressional Budget Office, joined Melissa Kearney and Lesley Turner of the University of Maryland to discuss their proposal for a secondary earner tax deduction to help “make work pay” for both spouses in low income families.
On Dec. 4th The Hamilton Project hosted a forum to discuss policies to support the struggling lower-middle-class. In the second panel, Joel Berg, Executive Director of the NYC Coalition Against Hunger; James Ziliak, Director of the Center for Poverty Research at the University of Kentucky; and Robert Greenstein, President of the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, joined Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach of Northwestern University to discuss her proposal to strengthen the food stamp (SNAP) program.
On Dec. 4th The Hamilton Project hosted a forum on policies to support the struggling lower-middle-class. To wrap up the event, Jason Furman, Chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, talked with the New York Time's David Leonhardt about opportunities to support lower-middle-class families.
Following welcoming remarks by Evercore Founder and Chairman Roger Altman, Vassar College's Catharine Bond Hill, Wellesley College's Phillip Levine, Laguardia Community College's Gail Mellow, Urban Institute's Sandy Baum, and Columbia University's Judith Scott-Clayton joined a roundtable discussion moderated by The Hamilton Project's Melissa Kearney on restructuring our approach to financial aid.
University of Michigan's Susan Dynarski, Princeton University's Greg Kaplan, Vassar College's Catharine Bond Hill, and the Brookings Institution's Grover "Russ" Whitehurst joined a panel discussion moderated by MIT's Michael Greenstone on making borrowing work for today’s students through income-contingent repayment.
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin moderated a panel discussion on the role of education with University of Texas Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth, and University of North Carolina President Thomas Ross at The Hamilton Project's recent event, "Improving College Outcomes: A Modern Approach to Financing Higher Education."
Following remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University presented a new proposal that outlines a strategy for targeting and reaching low-income, high-achieving students and providing them with the information necessary to help facilitate their application to selective colleges. William Fitzsimmons of Harvard College, Nicole Farmer Hurd of the National College Advising Corps, and Robert Gordon of The Brookings Institution joined a roundtable discussion on the proposal, moderated by Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone.