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The 2012 Mortimer Caplin Conference on the World Economy

December 7, 2012, Caplin & Drysdale
The 2012 Mortimer Caplin Conference on the World Economy brings together representatives from the academy, the government, and the private sector for a serious discussion about the true impact of current immigration provisions on American competitiveness, how proposals for high-skilled admissions can meet the needs of the U.S. economy, what effect such proposals might have on other policy goals (such as encouraging U.S. students to enter STEM fields), how those trade-offs should be managed, and the extent to which specific proposals serve national interests or instead primarily benefit particular industries or employers.  

Unlike other conferences which focus on the relative inefficiency of the legislative process for implementing structural reforms in deeply contested areas, our focus is on rethinking admissions policies for the high skilled.  Are there market-based solutions, legal solutions, and/or political solutions?  Panelists will discuss the efficacy of proposed reforms and will pay close attention to the realities of admission screening and processing as well as to the vulnerability of programs to manipulation and fraud.

Events will be held throughout the day on December 7, 2012 at the Miller Center's Washington, D.C. office, followed by a 6 PM reception at the National Press Club, and then a 7 PM Keynote address to be broadcast live on C-SPAN.  Please click here to download the Conference's full agenda and visit this link to watch live.  You may also check your local listings for C-SPAN channels.

The conference is named after Caplin & Drysdale's founder Mortimer M. Caplin, whose vision and philanthropy have made it possible to launch and sustain the annual event.

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