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News Coverage Jul 12, 2018

Education Dive: Dartmouth MBA program makes “niceness” a criteria for acceptance

“Its members point to a detailed 2016 report from the Hamilton Project, an economic policy branch of the Brookings Institution, that noted that employers often say they need “soft skills,” along with recent other reports that have noted employers value them. “Non-cognitive skills … predict college readiness and completion –including resilience, persistence and self-control — that are also consequential for the labor market,” the Hamilton Project report states.”

News Coverage Jun 25, 2018

The Register: Why Aren’t Startups Working? They’re Not Great at Creating Jobs… or Disrupting Big Biz

“If you think we're living in the Golden Age of the Entrepreneur, think again. In the US, startup rates are falling and employ fewer people than they used to. Businesses take longer to form. Meanwhile, subsidies to business have tripled since 1990, and big business is far better at playing the subsidy game. The taxpayer isn't getting much bang for their buck. These are all findings of the Brookings Institute's Hamilton Project, which seeks to identify obstacles to business dynamism. A very readable new report – The State of Competition and Dynamism: Facts about Concentration, Start-Ups, and Related Policies by Jay Shambaugh, Ryan Nunn, Audrey Breitwieser, and Patrick Liu – sums up the US business landscape in 40-odd pages.”

News Coverage Jun 14, 2018

NPR (WABE - Atlanta): Amid Bids For Amazon’s HQ2, Questions About The Cost Of Incentives

“Brookings Institution study by Duke economist Aaron Chatteraji released Wednesday found that massive incentive packages often don’t work out well. “It’s not like having, for example, HQ2 locate in someone’s city would be bad for them necessarily, it’s more that whoever wins a bidding process is likely to overpay for them,” said Jay Shambaugh, the director of the Hamilton Project, which put together the study.”

News Coverage Jun 14, 2018

Healthcare Dive: Loosening Scope of Practice Rules Could Improve Care and Costs, Report Argues

The Hamilton Project, an economic policy center, said SOP requirements, which differ by state, limit labor efficiencies and increase costs, while not improving care. Midlevel providers have long been debating physicians regarding these restrictions, but fears of an upcoming provider shortage could result in a strong push toward giving nurses and PAs more freedom to practice at the top of their licenses.”

News Coverage Jun 13, 2018

POLITICO: Study: Scope of Practice Laws Increase Prices

“Barriers that states place on the full practice of physician assistants and advanced practice nurses raise prices without additional health and safety benefits, according to a new [Hamilton Project at] Brookings report. Report authors Kathleen Adams and Sara Markowitz recommend that state policymakers eliminate supervision requirements and allow advanced practice nurses to prescribe medicines. Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia allow the full practice of nurse practitioners."

News Coverage Apr 27, 2018

The 74: This Week’s ESSA News: California and Florida Revise Plans (Finally), Experts Give Equity Advice, Co

“The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion last week around the importance of ensuring states have chosen strong enough indicators to measure student achievement in their ESSA plans. ‘Strong indicators help to highlight vulnerable students in the system,’ Ajit Gopalakrishnan, from the Connecticut Department of Education, explained at the event. Much of the conversation centered around chronic absenteeism — an indicator many states have chosen to adopt. ‘Poorer students are notably likely to have higher rates of chronic absenteeism.’ explained Jay Shambaugh from The Hamilton Project, which released a report on evidenced-based approaches to reducing absenteeism.”

News Coverage Apr 26, 2018

Education Week: Trump Education Official to States: Don’t Forget about Reading, Math under ESSA

“’Let's agree from the start that reading and math are, and must remain, fundamental,’ said Jason Botel Wednesday at an event sponsored by the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution and the George W. Bush Institute. He noted the law ‘strikes the right balance’ by requiring states to place ‘much greater weight’ on academic indicators—including reading and math test scores—than on things like chronic absenteeism or school climate.”