Past Event

Meeting the Challenge of the Global Economy: Trade, Economic Security, and Effective Government

Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Healthy Economy

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

Larry Mishel
Economic Policy Institute

Gene Sperling
Center for American Progress

Panel Discussion: Modernizing Government

Austan Goolsbee
University of Chicago

Nancy Killefer
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

Pat McGinnis
Council for Excellence in Government

Panel Discussion: Meeting the Challenge of a Global Economy

Roger C. Altman
Evercore Partners

Robert E. Rubin
Citigroup, Inc.

Lawrence H. Summers
Harvard University

Event Forum

The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

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