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Alice Hill Discusses Whether We Are Spending Enough On Disaster Preparation

interview with Alice Hillvia Marketplace
Friday, September 15, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Alice Hill discusses how to prepare for and how to spend our money wisely before and after disasters.

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Area 45: A Better Strategy For The Next Natural Disaster In Light Of Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

interview with Alice Hillvia Area 45
Friday, September 15, 2017

Everybody Talks about the Weather... 

The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity

Russ Roberts Discusses "Price Gouging" On The Adam Carolla Show (20:02)

interview with Russell Robertsvia Adam Carolla Show
Friday, September 1, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts talks about how supply and demand are affected by natural disasters. He also discusses how to incentivize people, and the situation in Venezuela. 

Analysis and Commentary

On Climate Change 2

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Climate change is often misunderstood as a package deal: If global warming is “real,” both sides of the debate seem to assume, the climate lobby’s policy agenda follows inexorably.

In the News

Harvey Should Lead Everyone To Reexamine Positions

quoting George P. Shultzvia SFgate
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Activists for stronger measures to slow global warming should not overplay their hand here, but this should be a time to explain the human cost of climate change. As former secretary of state and life-long Republican George P. Shultz has argued, the greater the chance for devastating results from climate change, the more incentive there should be to "take out an insurance policy."

In the News

Keeping The Lights On At America’S Nuclear Power Plants: The Cornerstone Of America’s Central Position In The Global Nuclear Enterprise

Thursday, August 3, 2017

As President Trump recently announced efforts to revive nuclear energy, the Hoover Institution Press released Keeping the Lights on at America’s Nuclear Power Plants, which examines nuclear power plant closures in America during a period of economic instability and fundamental policy challenges.

Press Releases

Climate Change Isn’t The End Of The World

by David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane via Wall Street Journal
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Even if world temperatures rise, the appropriate policy response is still an open question.

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Dam Politics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

The drought is over, but don’t expect Sacramento to take any meaningful action to avert the next water crisis. That well is still bone dry. 

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Warning: Semantic Traps Ahead

by Terry Anderson, Kurt R. Leubevia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

Environmental politics is littered with language that obscures meaning and hinders good policy. 

Analysis and Commentary

Attack Of The Killer Petunias

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 12, 2017

Harmless flowers are destroyed since they were genetically modified but not Washington-approved.


Research Teams

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.