Restoring Prosperity: Contemporary And Historical Perspectives

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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The Hoover Institution’s conference on Restoring Prosperity: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives was designed to increase our understanding of why the advanced economies remain far below trend, and to generate policy ideas that will promote recovery. The conference sessions focused on the following topical areas:

- Labor Markets
- Productivity
- Government Policies
- Historical Perspectives on Global Economy
- Views from Europe
- Enhancing Competitiveness – Education Reform


THURSDAY, february 9
Time Content moderator presenters

11:30 AM

Lunch and Registration

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12:15 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks
 

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George P. Shultz

12:30-2:00 PM

Restoring Prosperity and Labor Markets

Edward P. Lazear

Kevin M. Murphy, Hoover Institution and University of Chicago

Robert E. Hall, Hoover Institution
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2:00 PM

Break

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2:15-3:30 PM

Reversing European Stagnation

Russell Roberts—Econtalk Podcast

Nicholas Crafts, University of Warwick
VIEW PAPER

Luis Garicano, London School of Economics

Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago

3:30 PM

Break

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3:45-5:00 PM

Understanding Recent Trends in Productivity Growth

Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde

John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland
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Edward C. Prescott, Arizona State University and Minneapolis Federal Reserve
VIEW PAPER

5:00 PM

Adjourn

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FRIDAY, february 10
Time Content moderator presenters

8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

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8:30-9:45 AM

Enhancing Competitiveness – Education Reform

Lee Ohanian

Flavio Cunha, Rice University
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Eric Hanushek, Hoover Institution

9:45-10:00 AM

Break

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10:00-10:30 AM

The Origins of Modern Economic Growth

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Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University
VIEW PRESENTATION

10:30-12:00 PM

Restoring Prosperity and Government Policy Reforms

John H. Cochrane

Harald Uhlig, University of Chicago
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John B. Taylor, Hoover Institution
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Steve J. Davis, University of Chicago
VIEW PAPER
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12:00 pM

Lunch
 

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“European Productivity Growth”
Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde and Lee Ohanian
VIEW PRESENTATION

1:00 PM

Adjourn

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