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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Papers September 5, 2008

Path to Prosperity

Today, too many Americans are not fully sharing in our nation’s prosperity. This paper outlines the ways in which promoting economic growth, broad-based partic…
Posts June 5, 2008

Missing Markets: Why Markets that Can Reduce Risks are Missing and What Can be Done About It

Jason Furman discusses the issue of missing markets for both societal and individual risk, highlighting reasons for the absence of these markets and proposing …
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 February 14, 2007

An Education Strategy to Promote Opportunity, Prosperity, and Growth

To better secure the benefits of education, this paper outlines an evidence-based education strategy that emphasizes new investments in some areas (such as ear…
Policy Proposals September 1, 2006

A Growth-Enhancing Approach to Economic Security

American families face new economic risks even as our social safety net is fraying. This paper outlines a strategy for providing a basic level of economic secu…
Papers July 1, 2006

Growth, Opportunity, and Prosperity in a Globalizing Economy

This framing paper articulates a philosophy of embracing international competition while investing in workers and market-friendly insurance. The underlying goa…
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