May 2007: Risk working group meeting
In May 2007, the Risk working group met to consider "Managing Risk in the 21st Century" and to develop a research for the group going forward. Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) attended the meeting and offered on-the-ground perspective, highlighting the challenges that policymakers face in proposing new policy.
The scholars contributed short papers for discussion at the meeting:
Tom Baker (University of Pennsylvania Law School)
- "Making the Case for Federal Regulation of Insurance"
Jacob Hacker (Yale University, Political Science)
- "The Increasing Economic Insecurity of Americans and What Can Be Done About It"
- "A Real Public-Private Partnership: Expanding Medicare to Ackueve Universal Coverage"
Howard Kunreuther (Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania)
- "Public and Private Partnerships to Manage Catastrophic Risk"
David Moss (Harvard Business School)
- "College Access for All: Promoting Investment in Education through Income-Contingent Lending"
Robert Shiller (Yale University, Economics)
- "Bubbles and Public Policy"
- "Inequality Indexing of the Tax System"
Elizabeth Warren (Harvard Law School)
- "Service Pays: Funding College through Public Service"
- "A Fair Deal for Families: The Need for a Financial Products Safety Commission"
- "Working Harder to Break Even"