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 October 1, 2007

An Economic Strategy to Address Climate Change and Promote Energy Security

This paper presents a strategy for addressing climate change and promoting energy security that includes pricing carbon and oil, investing in basic research on…
Papers July 2, 2007

Universal, Effective, and Affordable Health Insurance: An Economic Imperative

This paper examines the interrelated problems of uninsurance and expensive or ineffective care in the American healthcare system. Universal insurance would eli…
Policy Proposals July 2, 2007

Achieving Universal Coverage Through Medicare Part E(veryone)

This paper outlines a model for Medicare Part E(everyone), a program to provide universal, continuous, and affordable health insurance. This proposal adopts Me…
Policy Proposals July 1, 2007

Taking Massachusetts National: An Incremental Approach to Universal Health Insurance

Jonathan Gruber discusses issues surrounding universal healthcare coverage and the uninsured and lays out a plan at the national level which builds on the Mass…
Policy Proposals July 1, 2007

A Comprehensive Cure: Universal Health Care Vouchers

Ezekiel Emanuel and Victor Fuchs discuss a Universal Healthcare Voucher System, which would achieve universal health coverage by entitling all Americans to a s…
Policy Proposals June 2, 2007

Reforming Corporate Taxation in a Global Economy: A Proposal to Adopt Formulary Apportionment

This paper argues that the current system of taxing multinational firms generates tax distortions. It proposes a new system that would protect the U.S. tax bas…
Policy Proposals June 1, 2007

Achieving Progressive Tax Reform in an Increasingly Global Economy

The dynamic forces of technological change, financial innovation, and globalization present new challenges for progressive taxation. This strategy paper offers…
Policy Proposals June 1, 2007

Taxing Privilege More Effectively: Replacing the Estate Tax with an Inheritance Tax

Lily Batchelder proposes replacing the estate tax with an inheritance tax. She argues that this tax would lower taxes on heirs receiving smaller inheritances a…
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