Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Hamilton Project Announces Economic Policy Innovation Prize

[4 December 2006 - The Brookings Institution - The Hamilton Project] Cash Prizes To Be Awarded for Best Economic Proposal From Graduate and Undergraduate Students - The Hamilton Project, an initiative at the Brookings Institution, will begin awarding a new prize, "The Hamilton Project Economic Policy Innovation Prize," to select graduate and undergraduate students for innovative economic policy proposals. Peter Orszag, Director of The Hamilton Project noted: "Research suggests that prizes for specific achievements in science and technology can at times be more effective than traditional mechanisms in spurring innovation. In that spirit, we are launching this Hamilton Prize to help spur achievement among students who represent America's most important human capital—our future scientists, engineers, doctors, economists, entrepreneurs and policymakers." Both graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit policy proposals (see submission requirements below) featuring innovative economic thinking. Proposals in the areas of education, health care, social insurance, science and technology, tax policy, energy, and saving policy are particularly welcome. The top undergraduate student will be awarded $10,000 and the top graduate student $15,000. Each will also be invited to present their policy proposals to The Hamilton Project Advisory Council. More

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