Brookings Mountain West

2013 Past Lectures & Events

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Is College a Good Investment?: An Economic and Policy Analysis
Beth Akers
November 6, 2013

Can America Govern Itself?: Deficits, Debt, and Delay
Ron Haskins
October 30, 2013

The Challenge of Obesity, and a Systems Approach to Solutions
Ross Hammond
October 22, 2013

Could a State-Level Carbon Tax Work in the Intermountain West?
Adele Morris
October 8, 2013

Overcoming Legislative Gridlock in the U.S. Congress: How Procedural Rules Affect Legislative Obstructionism
Molly Jackman
October 2, 2013

Innovation, Inequality, and the Commercialization of Academic Research
Walter Valdivia
September 25, 2013

The Hidden STEM Economy: The Surprising Diversity of Jobs Requiring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Knowledge
Jonathan Rothwell
September 18, 2013

By Choice or by Chance: Why is Nevada Last in Federal Funding and What Can Be Done About It?
Tracy Gordon
September 11, 2013

America’s New Demography: Rising Minorities, Aging Boomers, and Emerging Cultural Gaps
William Frey
April 23, 2013

The Middle Class vs the Creative Class: The Fight for Russia's Future
Clifford Gaddy
April 9, 2013

The Euro Area Crisis: Origins, Prospects and Implication for the World Economy and Global Governance
Domenico Lombardi
April 3, 2013

Changing Policy without Changing Law: Addressing Climate Change under the Clean Air Act
Philip Wallach
March 20, 2013

Capitalizing in the Nation’s Capital: Matching State and Regional Resources to Administration Funding Priorities
John Hudak
March 12, 2013

Immigrant Workers, Human Capital Investment and the Shape of Immigration Reform
Audrey Singer
February 27, 2013

Applying Well-Being Metrics to Public Policy: Lessons from Experiments around the World
Carol Graham
February 21, 2013

Technocracy vs. Democracy: Understanding Technology Policy Decision-making
Allan Friedman
January 29, 2013