The Hamilton Project produces and commissions policy proposals and analyses to promote broad-based economic growth by embracing a significant role for well-designed government policies and public investment.

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Policy Proposals September 28, 2022

Building the analytic capacity to support critical technology strategy

To build the intellectual foundations, data, and analytics needed to inform national technology strategy, Erica R.H. Fuchs proposes the creation of a national …
Policy Proposals September 28, 2022

An industrial policy for good jobs

A modern approach to industrial policy must target "good-jobs externalities" and include the service sector, Dani Rodrik argues. He proposes two specific initi…
Papers March 4, 2021

Race and jobs at risk of being automated in the age of COVID-19

In this economic analysis, Kristen E. Broady, Darlene Booth-Bell, Jason Coupet, and Moriah Macklin examine data on the 60 jobs that employ the most workers in …
Policy Proposals August 14, 2020

Policies to broaden participation in the innovation process

Some of the starkest differences between women and minorities' participation in the innovation process arises in the practice and commercialization of inve…
Papers July 16, 2020

The nature of work after the COVID crisis: Too few low-wage jobs

David Autor and Elisabeth Reynolds ask whether the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the conventional wisdom about automation and inequality in the United States o…
Papers June 17, 2020

The slowdown in productivity growth and policies that can restore it

Improving labor productivity is important to sustain economic output and power long-run growth—yet productivity growth has generally declined over the past hal…
Policy Proposals June 17, 2020

Reforming the patent system

A Hamilton Project proposal by Lisa Larrimore Ouellette and Heidi Williams of Stanford University offers several reforms to the U.S. patent system. Improving t…
Policy Proposals June 17, 2020

Innovation policies to boost productivity

John Van Reenen of MIT and the Sloan School of Management proposes an ambitious Grand Innovation Challenge Fund that would increase U.S. investment in research…
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