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 July 25, 2006, the Project released its second set of policy papers, examining trade and government reform.
The forum began with a discussion of a new paper on trade authored by Peter Orszag, Brookings Senior Fellow and Director of The Hamilton Project, and Michael Deich, Managing Director of The Hamilton Project. A second panel featured ideas on modernizing government, instituting return-free tax filing, and a look ahead to upcoming papers on restructuring unemployment insurance. The session concluded with a discussion of the challenges presented by a global economy featuring former U.S. Treasury Secretaries Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers and former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger C. Altman.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Peter R. Orszag
Director, The Hamilton Project, The Brookings Institution
Panel Discussion: Promoting Growth and Opportunity in a Global Economy
Economic Policy Institute
Center for American Progress
Panel Discussion: Modernizing Government
University of Chicago
McKinsey and Co.
Jeffrey R. Kling
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Economic Studies
Lori G. Kletzer
University of California at Santa Cruz and Senior Fellow, Institute of International Economics
Council for Excellence in Government
Panel Discussion: Meeting the Challenge of a Global Economy
Roger C. Altman
Robert E. Rubin
Lawrence H. Summers