The Brookings Cafeteria

The Brookings Cafeteria

Host Fred Dews interviews experts from the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization (think tank) based in Washington, D.C., about their research and ideas on solutions to the most pressing public policy challenges facing the nation and the world.... Show More
June 30, 2017 28 min

Elaine Kamarck, a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program and director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution, discusses her new report "Hitting the wall: On immigration, campaign promises clash with policy realities" and addresses the costs associated with implementing Trump's proposed policies.

Also in this episode: David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy, explains productivity growth in our regular "Wessel's Economic Update" segment.

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