Past Lectures

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

  • Oct. 26, 2010
    Brookings Mountain West

    The Housing Market 'Reset' and the Future of American Housing Polic

    Alan Mallach
  • Oct. 19, 2010
    Brookings Mountain West

    Two Years Later and Two Weeks to Go: From the Panic of 2008 to the Mid-Terms of 2010

    Jim Johnson
  • Sep. 14, 2010
    Brookings Mountain West

    Deficits and Disaster

    Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Co-Director – Center on Children and Families The nation’s deficit path is unsustainable. The public debt is likely to increase by $1 trillion per year until 2020 and then increase at an ever increasing rate after that. Far from helping the nation address its exploding deficit, the last two administrations, and every...
  • Apr. 22, 2010
    Brookings Mountain West

    The First Thing We Do, Let's Deregulate All the Lawyers

    Clifford Winston, Brookings Institution Searle Freedom Trust Senior Fellow - Economic Studies This presentation argues that licensing restrictions for the legal profession cannot be justified on cost-benefit grounds. We would be better off deregulating entry into the legal profession, thereby forcing lawyers to compete more intensely both with other lawyers and other providers of legal services...
  • Apr. 8, 2010
    Brookings Mountain West

    The Recent Migration Slowdown and America's Changing Regional Demographics

    William H. Frey
  • Apr. 6, 2010
    Brookings Mountain West

    Creating an Opportunity Society

    Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Co-Director - Center on Children and Families America presents citizens and immigrants with great opportunity to get ahead. Even so, there is less mobility in America than in other industrialized nations and perhaps less than in the past. Individuals, parents, communities, and governments at all levels can do a lot to promote...
  • Mar. 9, 2010
    Brookings Mountain West

    The New Geography of Immigration and Local Policy Responses

    Audrey Singer, Brookings Institution Nonresident Senior Fellow - Centennial Scholar Initiative Recent years have seen a shift in the settlement patterns of U.S. immigrants, away from well-established metro areas and into new destinations, including suburban areas. Audrey Singer discusses major trends in immigration, variation in local policy responses, and the prospects for federal immigration...
  • Feb. 25, 2010
    Brookings Mountain West

    Climate Change and Real Estate: How Environmental Risks and Policies Impact Markets

    Adele Morris, Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Policy Director - Climate and Energy Economics Project The economic relationship between climate and property, with a focus on the Southwest, is considered in light of national and global energy and environmental trends.
  • Feb. 4, 2010
    Brookings Mountain West

    Nuclear Renaissance, How Real Is It?

    Charles Ebinger, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Energy Security and Climate Initiative There are several technical, institutional and geopolitical challenges facing an expanded nuclear industry in the twenty-first century. This article addresses some of the security concerns that are linked to the expansion of nuclear power in the world. Given that more and more states are...
  • Jan. 26, 2010
    Brookings Mountain West

    Urban Form in Europe and America

    Pietro S. Nivola, Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow Governance Studies Urban settlements grow in three directions: up into high-rise buildings, in by crowding, or out into the suburbs. Although cities everywhere have developed in each of these ways at various times, nowhere in Europe has the outward dispersal of people and jobs matched the scope of suburbanization in the metropolitan areas of...
  • Nov. 30, 2009
    Brookings Mountain West

    A Fateful Year for Climate Change - Domestic Politics and International Diplomacy in 2009

    William J. Antholis, Brookings Institution Nonresident Fellow - Governance Studies
  • Nov. 17, 2009
    Brookings Mountain West

    Climate Change Economics 101

    Adele Morris, Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Policy Director - Climate and Energy Economics Project Climate change, in economic terms, can be viewed as an external cost of greenhouse gas emitting activities. This presentation explores policy outcomes that consider the economic and social value of mitigation efforts and considers potential legislative actions action by...
  • Oct. 14, 2009
    Brookings Mountain West

    The Geopolitics of Arctic Melt

    Charles K. Ebinger, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Energy Security and Climate Initiative Global climate change has catapulted the Arctic into the centre of geopolitics, as melting Arctic ice transforms the region from one of primarily scientific interest into a maelstrom of competing commercial, national security and environmental concerns, with profound implications for...
  • Oct. 7, 2009
    Brookings Mountain West

    Should the Economic Crisis Change Our Assessment of Markets and Government?

    Clifford Winston, Brookings Institution Searle Freedom Trust Senior Fellow - Economic Studies The speaker is an applied micro-economist who specializes in the analysis of industrial organization, regulation, and transportation. Prior to his fellowship at Brookings, he was an associate professor in the Transportation Systems Division of MIT’s Department of Civil Engineering.
  • Sep. 8, 2009
    Brookings Mountain West

    Brookings Mountain West Announcement

    On Sept. 8, 2009 UNLV and The Brookings Institution announced a significant joint initiative that addresses infrastructure, public policy and quality of life challenges in Las Vegas and the mountain west states. Opening Ceremony The Brookings Institution is bringing its high-quality, independent public policy research to the Mountain West. Learn what this new partnership means to UNLV and the...