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Economic Facts About Taxes: Roundtable: Key Principles for a Successful Reform Effort

Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone moderates a panel discussion between 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 at The Hamilton Project event "Economic Facts About Taxes: Rates, Revenues and Reform Options."


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Promoting Financial Well-Being in Retirement: Welcome & Keynote Video

June 23, 2015 • Video

"Retirement security is such a critical pillar of what it means to be middle class in America," said United States Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. On June 23, Secretary Perez delivered keynote remarks during The Hamilton Project's policy forum on promoting financial well-being in retirement. Former U.S Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin delivered opening remarks and introduced Secretary Perez.

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Promoting Financial Well-Being in Retirement: Panel 1 Video

June 23, 2015 • Video

On June 23, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a policy forum on promoting financial well-being in retirement. The first panel discussed a new paper by Professor Wesley Yin of UCLA that seeks to address challenges in the private long-term care insurance market. Yin was joined by Howard Gleckman, Resident Fellow at the Urban Institute, Thomas McInerney, President and CEO of Genworth Financial, and Alice M. Rivlin, Director of the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution. Benjamin Harris, Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to the Vice President at the White House, moderated the discussion.

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Promoting Financial Well-Being in Retirement: Panel 2 Video

June 23, 2015 • Video

On June 23, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a policy forum on promoting financial well-being in retirement.  The second panel discussed a new paper by Professor John Friedman of Brown University, suggesting reforms to the landscape of retirement savings accounts. Friedman was joined by James Poterba, Professor of Economics at MIT and President of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Debra Whitman, Chief Public Policy Officer at AARP. Melissa S. Kearney, Director of The Hamilton Project, moderated the discussion.

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Financing 21st Century Infrastructure in the United States: Welcome and Panel 1 Video

May 11, 2015 • Video

On May 11, as part of Infrastructure Week, The Hamilton Project and Building America’s Future hosted a public forum discussing the challenges of U.S. infrastructure financing and potential policy solutions. In conjunction with this event, The Hamilton Project released a new paper by Roger Altman of Evercore, Alan Krueger of Princeton University, and Aaron Klein of the Bipartisan Policy Center that proposes a multi-pronged approach to increase investment in the nation’s infrastructure. Krueger and Klein were joined in a panel discussion by Congressman John Delaney and Tyler Duvall of McKinesey & Company. Hamilton Project director Melissa Kearney moderated the discussion.

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Financing 21st Century Infrastructure in the United States: Panel 2 Video

May 11, 2015 • Video

On May 11, as part of Infrastructure Week, The Hamilton Project and Building America’s Future hosted a public forum discussing the challenges of U.S. infrastructure financing and potential policy solutions. In conjunction with this event, The Hamilton Project released a new paper by Roger Altman of Evercore, Alan Krueger of Princeton University, and Aaron Klein of the Bipartisan Policy Center that proposes a multi-pronged approach to increase investment in the nation’s infrastructure. Krueger and Klein were joined in a panel discussion by Congressman John Delaney and Tyler Duvall of McKinesey & Company. Hamilton Project director Melissa Kearney moderated the discussion.

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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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The Future of Work in the Age of the Machine: Panel 1

February 19, 2015 • Video

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.

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The Future of Work in the Age of the Machine: Panel 2

February 19, 2015 • Video

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.

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