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Sep 17, 2020

Small Businesses & COVID-19: Supporting Firms at Risk of Failure

On Thursday, September 17, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will host a webcast discussion examining the federal government’s efforts to support small businesses during COVID-19. The event will coincide with the release of a Hamilton Project analysis of the current economic situation, as well as a paper by Steven Hamilton (The George Washington University) proposing policies tailored to the needs of struggling small businesses.

Dec 13, 2017

Advancing U.S. Innovation by Reforming Patent and R&D Policy

The recent slowdown in productivity growth has led to a renewed focus on policies that can support or interfere with technological progress and innovation. Researchers who study the rules governing intellectual property have become concerned that the current system functions poorly, often impeding innovation rather than promoting it. At the same time, inefficiencies in the research and development pipeline have unnecessarily limited innovation. On December 13, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution hosted a policy forum to explore the most effective policy options to address these challenges.

Oct 19, 2017

Policies to Promote Women’s Economic Opportunity

On October 19, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, LeanIn.Org, and Stanford Law School co-hosted a forum at Stanford University exploring public policies to promote women’s economic opportunity. The forum included a fireside chat with Facebook chief operating officer and LeanIn.Org founder Sheryl Sandberg and remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin and Stanford Law School Dean M. Elizabeth Magill. The forum also featured three moderated roundtable discussions on topics including: advancing women’s participation in the workforce; expanding access to affordable, high-quality childcare, and building lifelong economic security.

Sep 26, 2017

What’s the Matter with Wages? Exploring Wage Stagnation and the American Worker

On September 26, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a forum on wage growth in The United States. The forum explored several key questions, including: What can and should be done to promote the economic growth that will lead to higher earnings for more American workers? How do we ensure that these gains are broadly shared, resulting in robust wage growth for as many workers as possible? In conjunction with this event, The Hamilton Project released a new framing paper exploring wage trends and their underlying economic determinants that underlie them.