Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp Faculty

The Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp offers top college students and recent graduates an opportunity to engage with Hoover Institution scholars and policy practitioners on the campus of Stanford University. Attendees of the week-long, fully funded program participate in focused seminars led by renowned economists, seasoned national security professionals, leading political scientists and policy makers. 


Terry Anderson
Terry Anderson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the executive director of the Property and Environment Research Center. His research helped launch the idea of free-market environmentalism and has prompted public debate over the proper role of government in managing natural resources. Anderson is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and archery hunting, especially in Africa.


Scott W. Atlas
Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. He investigates the impact of government and the private sector on health care access, quality, pricing, and innovation. His most recent book is “Restoring Quality Health Care: A Six Point Plan for Comprehensive Reform at Lower Cost” (2016).


Peter Berkowitz
 Peter Berkowitz is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of 4 books and hundreds of articles about, among other things, constitutional government, conservatism and progressivism in the United States, liberal education, national security and law, and Middle East politics. 


Michael J. Boskin
Michael J. Boskin is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of economics at Stanford University, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Boskin served as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 to 1993. In addition he advises governments and businesses globally.


David Brady
David Brady is a professor of political science in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. At Stanford University Brady has served as associate dean for academic affairs in the Graduate School of Business, as vice provost for Distance Learning, and as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; he was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


John H. Cochrane
John H. Cochrane is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and an adjunct scholar of the CATO Institute. His monetary economics publications include articles on the relationship between deficits and inflation, the effects of monetary policy, and the fiscal theory of the price level.


John F. Cogan
John F. Cogan is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a faculty member in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. Cogan is an expert in domestic policy. His current research is focused on US budget and fiscal policy, federal entitlement programs, and health care. He has also served on numerous congressional, presidential, and California state advisory commissions.


James O. Ellis Jr.
James O. Ellis Jr. is the retired president and chief executive officer of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. Admiral Ellis had a distinguished thirty-nine-year navy career as commander of the United States Strategic Command reporting directly to the secretary of defense. He was also a presidential appointee on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and a member of the Military Advisory Panel to the Iraq Study Group.


Morris P. Fiorina
Morris P. Fiorina is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University. His current research focuses on elections and public opinion. Fiorina has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences; he was also chairman of the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies.


Robert Hall
Robert Hall is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics at Stanford University. Hall’s research focuses on the performance of the U.S. economy—growth, unemployment, interest rates, and inflation. He has advised the White House, the Federal Reserve, and other government agencies on national economic policy.


Eric Hanushek
Eric Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues. He has authored numerous, highly cited studies on the effects of class size reduction, high stakes accountability, assessments of teacher quality, and economic growth.


Caroline M. Hoxby
Caroline M. Hoxby is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of economics at Stanford University, and the director of the Economics of Education Program for the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her areas of interest include school choice and college costs. For her work on low-income high-achieving students, she won the Smithsonian's prestigious Ingenuity Award.


Daniel P. Kessler
Daniel Kessler is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where he teaches courses on economics, public policy, and the health care industry. He is also a professor at the Stanford Law School and a professor, by courtesy, of health research and policy in the School of Medicine.


Stephen D. Krasner
Stephen Krasner is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a member of the political science department at Stanford University, and a senior fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute. He served under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the director of policy planning at the State Department and worked at the National Security Council in 2002.  


Edward P. Lazear
Edward P. Lazear is the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Lazear served at the White House from 2006 to 2009 as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.


Thomas E. MaCurdy
Thomas E. MaCurdy is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics at Stanford University. He is also a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research and a research associate of the National Bureau for Economic Research. MaCurdy’s expertise covers domestic policy related to government income support and entitlement programs. He has advised many national and local governmental agencies.


Harvey C. Mansfield
Harvey C. Mansfield is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of government at Harvard University. Mansfield is a recipient of the 2011 Bradley Prize. He has held Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, has been a fellow at the National Humanities Center, and in 2004 received the National Humanities Medal.


Terry M. Moe
Terry M. Moe is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University. As a political scientist, Moe’s research interests extend well beyond public education. He has written extensively on public bureaucracy and the presidency and the theory of political institutions more generally.


Lee E. Ohanian
Lee E. Ohanian is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics and director of the Ettinger Family Program in Macroeconomic Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on economic crises, economic growth, and the impact of public policy on the economy. He is also an adviser to multiple Federal Reserve banks.


Joshua D. Rauh
Joshua D. Rauh is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Rauh studies the impact of public pension liabilities on state and local finances, business taxation, and the determinants of corporate investment.


Douglas Rivers
Douglas Rivers is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University. He is also the chief scientist at YouGov PLC, a global polling firm.


Kori Schake
Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, teacher at Stanford University, and writer. She has served at the White House for the National Security Council; at the Department of Defense for the Office of the Secretary and Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the State Department for the Policy Planning Staff. During the 2008 presidential election, she was senior policy adviser on the McCain-Palin campaign.


Amit Seru
Amit Seru is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Seru’s primary research interest is in corporate finance.


John Shoven
John Shoven is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and is also a professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University, and is former director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. An expert on tax policy, Social Security, and US savings patterns, Shoven was a consultant for the US Treasury Department from 1975 to 1988.  


John B. Taylor
John B. Taylor is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics at Stanford University. He chairs the Hoover Working Group on Economic Policy and is director of Stanford’s Introductory Economics Center. He has substantial experience as a presidential and campaign economic adviser. He was a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers and served as undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs.


*all faculty subject to change.

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IMPORTANT DEADLINES

  • February 1, 2017 (early application deadline)
  • March 1, 2017 (deadline for all applicants)
  • April 2, 2017 (applicant notification of acceptance)
  • April 15, 2017 (commitment and housing deadline)