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 February 29, 2008

Weighing Alternative Policies for Tackling the Mortgage Mess

Without government action, mortgage foreclosures will rise steeply for the next several years, argues Doug Elmendorf. He analyzes the wide range of proposals f…
Papers January 10, 2008

If, When, How: A Primer on Fiscal Stimulus

The livelihoods and living standards of many Americans are at stake in any discussion about stimulus. This paper considers several key questions on stimulus an…
Policy Proposals December 1, 2007

A Hand Up: A Strategy to Reward Work, Expand Opportunity, and Reduce Poverty

This paper offers a strategy to reduce poverty and strengthen growth across the income spectrum by helping people find jobs, investing in human capital, and cr…
Policy Proposals December 1, 2007

New Hope: Fulfilling America’s Promise to “Make Work Pay”

The New Hope program was designed to assist workers by providing work supports including access to quality child care and health insurance. This paper evaluate…
Policy Proposals December 1, 2007

Employment-Based Tax Credits for Low-Skilled Workers

This paper proposes increasing the return to work for low-income families through the expansion the earned income tax credit for low-income childless taxpayers…
Policy Proposals December 1, 2007

Better Workers for Better Jobs: Improving Worker Advancement in the Low-Wage Labor Market

This paper proposes a new federal funding stream to identify, expand, and replicate the most successful state and local initiatives designed to spur the advanc…
Policy Proposals October 30, 2007

An Equitable Tax Reform to Address Global Climate Change

This paper describes a carbon tax swap that is revenue and distributionally neutral. The tax swap levies a tax on greenhouse gas emissions with revenue being u…
Policy Proposals October 30, 2007

A U.S. Cap-and-Trade System to Address Global Climate Change

This paper lays out the arguments for using cap-and-trade to address climate change and proposes a system that includes an upstream cap on CO2, a gradual downw…
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