Path to Prosperity: Hamilton Project Ideas on Income Security, Education, and Taxes

Path to Prosperity: Hamilton Project Ideas on Income Security, Education, and Taxes

by Jason Furman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815730128

ISBN-13: 9780815730125

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

Since its launch in 2006, the Hamilton Project at Brookings has produced extensive research on how to create a growing economy that benefits all Americans. Its pragmatic work aims to increase opportunities for broad-based wealth, economic security, and enduring growth. Path to Prosperity, the first book to emerge from the Hamilton Project, presents important and

Overview

Since its launch in 2006, the Hamilton Project at Brookings has produced extensive research on how to create a growing economy that benefits all Americans. Its pragmatic work aims to increase opportunities for broad-based wealth, economic security, and enduring growth. Path to Prosperity, the first book to emerge from the Hamilton Project, presents important and original work to that end. P ath to Prosperity focuses on three key criteria for fostering broadly shared economic growth: enhancing economic security, building a highly skilled work force, and reforming the tax system. Income security proposals offer methods for reforming unemployment insurance, protecting against the risk of reemployment at a lower wage after job loss, and improving incentives for retirement saving. Education proposals build human capital by improving each level of education, from preschool programs for poor children to graduate fellowships in math and science. The tax proposals seek to make taxation simpler, more progressive, and better suited to a global economy. Contributors include Roger C.Altman, Reuven S.Avi-Yonah, Jason E. Bordoff, Kimberly A. Clausing, Susan M. Dynarski, Molly E. Fifer, Richard B. Freeman, Jason Furman,William G. Gale,Austan Goolsbee, Robert Gordon, Jonathan Gruber,Thomas J. Kane, Lori Kletzer, Jeffrey R. Kling, Alan B. Krueger, Jens Ludwig, Peter R. Orszag, Howard F. Rosen, Robert Rubin, Isabel Sawhill, Judith E. Scott-Clayton, and Douglas O. Staiger.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815730125
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Robert E. Rubin vii

1 Path to Prosperity Roger C. Altman Jason E. Bordoff Jason Furman Robert E. Rubin 1

Part I Enhancing Economic Security

2 Fundamental Restructuring of Unemployment Insurance: Wage-Loss Insurance and Temporary Earnings Replacement Accounts Jeffrey R. Kling 29

3 Reforming Unemployment Insurance for the Twenty-First-Century Workforce Lori G. Kletzer Howard Rosen 63

4 Improving Opportunities and Incentives for Saving by Middle- and Low-Income Households William G. Gale Jonathan Gruber Peter R. Orszag 93

Part II Building a High-Skill Workforce

5 Success by Ten: Intervening Early, Often, and Effectively in the Education of Young Children Jens Ludwig Isabel Sawhill 127

6 Summer Opportunity Scholarships: A Proposal to Narrow the Skills Gap Alan B. Krueger Molly F. McIntosh 159

7 Identifying Effective Teachers Using Performance on the Job Robert Gordon Thomas J. Kane Douglas O. Staiger 189

8 College Grants on a Postcard: A Proposal for Simple and Predictable Federal Student Aid Susan M. Dynarski Judith E. Scott-Clayton 227

9 Investing in the Best and Brightest: Increased Fellowship Support for American Scientists and Engineers Richard B. Freeman 261

Part III Creating a Better Tax System

10 The Simple Return: Reducing America's Tax Burden through Return-Free Filing Austan Goolsbee 291

11 Reforming Corporate Taxation in a Global Economy: A Proposal to Adopt Formulary Apportionment Reuven S. Avi-Yonah Kimberly A. Clausing 319

12 Taxing Privilege More Effectively: Replacing the Estate Tax with an Inheritance Tax Lily L. Batchelder 345

Contributors 383

Index 393

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