2013 Past Lectures & Events

Select from the list below to view presentations or watch videos of past Brookings Mountain West lectures and events.

November 6, 2013

Is College a Good Investment?: An Economic and Policy Analysis

Beth Akers

October 30, 2013

Can America Govern Itself?: Deficits, Debt, and Delay

Ron Haskins

October 22, 2013

The Challenge of Obesity, and a Systems Approach to Solutions

Ross Hammond

October 8, 2013

Could a State-Level Carbon Tax Work in the Intermountain West?

Adele Morris

October 2, 2013

Overcoming Legislative Gridlock in the U.S. Congress: How Procedural Rules Affect Legislative Obstructionism

Molly Jackman

September 25, 2013

Innovation, Inequality, and the Commercialization of Academic Research

Walter Valdivia

September 18, 2013

The Hidden STEM Economy: The Surprising Diversity of Jobs Requiring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Knowledge

Jonathan Rothwell

September 11, 2013

By Choice or by Chance: Why is Nevada Last in Federal Funding and What Can Be Done About It?

Tracy Gordon

April 23, 2013

America’s New Demography: Rising Minorities, Aging Boomers, and Emerging Cultural Gaps

William Frey

April 9, 2013

The Middle Class vs the Creative Class: The Fight for Russia's Future

Clifford Gaddy

April 3, 2013

The Euro Area Crisis: Origins, Prospects and Implication for the World Economy and Global Governance

Domenico Lombardi

March 20, 2013

Changing Policy without Changing Law: Addressing Climate Change under the Clean Air Act

Philip Wallach

March 12, 2013

Capitalizing in the Nation’s Capital: Matching State and Regional Resources to Administration Funding Priorities

John Hudak

February 27, 2013

Immigrant Workers, Human Capital Investment and the Shape of Immigration Reform

Audrey Singer

February 21, 2013

Applying Well-Being Metrics to Public Policy: Lessons from Experiments around the World

Carol Graham

January 29, 2013

Technocracy vs. Democracy: Understanding Technology Policy Decision-making

Allan Friedman