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News March 9, 2017

America’s Small Investment in Government Data Has Big Payoffs

Michael Strain
In this op-ed, Hamilton Project Director Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and AEI's Michael Strain make the case for the importance of government-collected data.
Commentary February 16, 2017

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach Testifies on the Pros and Cons of Restricting SNAP Benefits

On February 16, 2017, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach testified before the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture on the "Pros and Cons of Restricting SNAP Purchases."
News January 30, 2017

The Future of Occupational Licensing Reform

In this op-ed, Hamilton Project Policy Director Ryan Nunn explores the possibilities of long run licensing reform efforts, arguing that they may be most effect…
News January 25, 2017

Should Government Control What Low-Income People Eat?

In this op-ed, Hamilton Project Director Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach addresses whether the government should control how beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutr…
News October 6, 2016

Here’s how America should play its winning hand for long-run economic growth

Hamilton Project Advisory Council Member Robert E. Rubin offers his thoughts on how the United States can achieve long-term economic growth in a recent Washing…
June 17, 2015

What Increasing Education Will and Will Not Do for Earnings and Earnings Inequality

Melissa S. Kearney | Lawrence H. Summers | Brad Hershbein
Scholars and public commentators have recently debated the impact of education on earnings and earnings inequality. Some have argued that improving education i…
April 21, 2015

Investing in the Future of California’s Water Sector

Newsha Ajami | Barton "Buzz" Thompson
In late March, Governor Jerry Brown signed a billion-dollar emergency drought relief legislation package. Recent Hamilton Project authors Newsha K. Ajami and B…
February 2, 2015

Investing in America’s Working Families with Affordable Child Care

James P. Ziliak
Previous Hamilton Project author James Ziliak comments on The President's proposal for a massive investment in our nation’s young children and working fami…
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