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Policy Proposals October 14, 2014

Shopping for Water: How the Market Can Mitigate Water Shortages in the American West

In the face of a severe drought in the West, new approaches are required to mitigate the risk of water shortages. In this Hamilton Project paper, Peter Culp, R…
Posts September 23, 2014

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Details Economic Costs of Climate Change at Hamilton Project Forum

"As an economic matter, the cost of inaction or delay is far greater than the cost of action" on climate change, said U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew in a…
Posts September 10, 2014

The U.S. Fishing Industry Contributes Nearly $80 Billion to U.S. Economy

On September 10th, The Hamilton Project released new papers and hosted a forum to explore opportunities for improving the economic prosperity and long-term sus…
Policy Proposals September 10, 2014

Tomorrow’s Catch: A Proposal to Strengthen the Economic Sustainability of U.S. Fisheries

In this Hamilton Project discussion paper, Christopher Costello of the University of California, Santa Barbara proposes that certain fisheries conduct an analy…
Posts September 3, 2014

Economic Contributions of the U.S. Fishing Industry

A founding principle of The Hamilton Project’s economic strategy is that long-term prosperity is best achieved in a changing global economy by promoting sustai…
Papers September 3, 2014

What’s the Catch? Challenges and Opportunities of the U.S. Fishing Industry

In this framing paper, The Hamilton Project highlights the economic significance of U.S. fisheries, describes the current landscape of the industry and typical…
Policy Proposals February 25, 2013

The Many Benefits of a Carbon Tax

Adele Morris proposes a carbon tax as a new source of revenue that could also help address climate change. She suggests that a carbon tax would reduce the buil…
Policy Books February 25, 2013

Eliminating Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Limiting subsidies for fossil fuels could raise revenue for the federal government while also benefiting the environment. Joseph Aldy proposes eliminating twel…
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