10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

Past Event

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

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

 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