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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.