Jul 25

Past Event

Meeting the Challenge of the Global Economy: Trade, Economic Security and Effective Government

Event Materials


 The Hamilton Project was launched this year to advance an economic strategy to restore America's promise of opportunity, prosperity and growth-and inject new policy options from leading thinkers across the country into the national economic debate. At a forum on July 25, the project released its second set of policy papers, examining trade and government reform.

The forum began with a discussion of a new paper on trade authored by Peter Orszag, Brookings senior fellow and director of The Hamilton Project and Michael Deich, managing director of The Hamilton Project. A second panel featured ideas on modernizing government, instituting return-free tax filing and a look ahead to upcoming papers on restructuring unemployment insurance. The session concluded with a discussion of the challenges presented by a global economy featuring former Treasury Secretaries Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers and former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger C. Altman.

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Welcome and Opening Remarks: Peter R. Orszag
Panel 1: Gene Sperling
Panel 1: Larry Mishel
Panel 1: Q&A
Panel 2: Nancy Killefer
Panel 2: Pat McGinnis
Panel 2: Austan Goolsbee
Panel 2: Jeffrey Kling
Panel 2: Lori Kletzer
Panel 3: Introduction
Panel 3: Roger Altman, Robert E. Rubin, Larry Summers
Panel 3: Q&A
Complete Event Video

Event Agenda

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks

    • Peter R. Orszag

      Director, The Hamilton Project, The Brookings Institution

  • Panel One: Promoting Growth and Opportunity in a Global Economy

    • Gene Sperling

      Center for American Progress

    • Larry Mishel

      Economic Policy Institute

  • Panel Two: Modernizing Government

    • Nancy Killefer

      McKinsey and Co

    • Pat McGinnis

      Council for Excellence in Government

    • Austan Goolsbee

      University of Chicago

    • Jeffrey R. Kling

      Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Economic Studies

    • Lori Kletzer

      University of California at Santa Cruz and Senior Fellow, Institute of International Economics

  • Panel Three: Meeting the Challenge of a Global Economy

    • Roger C. Altman

      Evercore Partners

    • Robert E. Rubin

      Citigroup Inc.

    • Lawrence H. Summers

      Harvard University


July 25, 2006

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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