Building a More Dynamic and Competitive Economy

June 13, 2018 Effective Government

On June 13, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution hosted a forum to explore the most effective policy options to foster a more dynamic and competitive economy. The forum featured introductory remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, and a fireside chat between Steve Case, chairman and CEO, Revolution; and Jason Furman, professor of the practice of economic policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

The forum also included two roundtable discussions and a research presentation, featuring: Terry McAuliffe, 72nd Governor of Virginia; Terrell McSweeny, former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; John C. Haltiwanger, distinguished university professor, Dudley and Louisa Dillard professor of economics, University of Maryland; Robert Seamans, associate professor, NYU Stern School of Business; Megan J. Smith, CEO, shift7 and 3rd U.S. CTO; Joshua Gans, Jeffrey S. Skoll chair of technical innovation and entrepreneurship, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Aaron Chatterji, associate professor, Duke Fuqua School of Business; and Stacey Vanek Smith, co-host, The Indicator and correspondent, Planet Money, NPR.

The forum coincided with the release of three new Hamilton Project policy proposals on topics including: exploring data and identity portability; removing anticompetitive policies in the health care system; and reforming state policies to support entrepreneurship rather than large incumbent firms. The proposals were released along with a new Hamilton Project report on competition and dynamism in the economy.