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Economic security in a changing world

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Hamilton Project was launched this year to advance an economic strategy to restore America’s promise of opportunity, prosperity, and growth, and inject new policy options from leading thinkers across the country into the national economic debate. At a forum on September 15, 2006, the Project examined the issue of economic security in a changing world. The forum was cosponsored by The New Republic.

Four panel discussions focused on income instability among American families, economic security and growth, and new proposals for progress. The first panel featured a Hamilton Project discussion of a new strategy paper exploring the link between economic security and economic growth and three discussion papers focusing on reform of the unemployment insurance system and a new proposal for “universal insurance.”

The next three panels further explored the concept of economic security and how it relates to overall economic growth, concluding with a discussion of the effectiveness of education and what the United States can learn from other nations’ strategies for providing economic security.


Panel Discussion: Hamilton Project Forum on Economic Security and Economic Growth

Jacob S. Hacker
Yale University

Jeffrey R. Kling
The Brookings Institution

Howard Rosen
Trade Adjustment Assistance Coalition and The Institute for International Economics

Moderator: Peter R. Orszag
The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution

Panel Discussion: Can We Increase Economic Security Without Harming Economic Growth?

Jacob S. Hacker
Yale University

Brink Lindsey
Cato Institute

Peter R. Orszag
The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution

Moderator: Franklin Foer
The New Republic

Panel Discussion: What Single Policy Change Would Best Promote Broad-Based Economic Growth?

Kevin Hassett
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Robert Kuttner
The American Prospect

Gene B. Sperling
Center for American Progress

Moderator: Glenn H. Hutchins
Silver Lake Partners

Panel Discussion: Economic Security in a Changing World: A Discussion

Roger C. Altman
Evercore Partners

Peter R. Orszag
The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution

Robert E. Rubin
Citigroup, Inc.

Laura D’Andrea Tyson
London Business School

Moderator: Jonathan Chait
The New Republic