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Analysis and Commentary

Gabriel Zucman On Inequality, Growth, And Distributional National Accounts

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 18, 2017

Gabriel Zucman of the University of California, Berkeley talks with Hoover Institution fellow and EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his research on inequality and the distribution of income in the United States over the last 35 years. Zucman finds that there has been no change in income for the bottom half of the income...

Bandaged Piggybank

Stephen Haber Discusses The Political Origins Of Banking Crises On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Stephen Habervia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Stephen Haber examines banking crises and discusses his book "Fragile by Design."

In the News

The Michigan Model: A New Approach To Financial Aid

featuring Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Harvard Political Review
Sunday, September 17, 2017

HAIL and the Go Blue Guarantee owe much of their marketing design to a 2013 reportfrom economists Caroline Hoxby and Sarah TurnerThe report shows how much progress can be achieved through strategic marketing. Several components of HAIL and the Go Blue Guarantee borrow directly from that report, providing evidence of those theories for other schools to consider.

Analysis and Commentary

Immigration And Integration By The Market

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Forbes
Friday, September 15, 2017

Milton Friedman noted that free immigration is incompatible with the welfare state. Decades of experience in the U.S. and Europe make a case. It is impossible to combine free immigration, access to welfare state subsidies, and national integration. This is an impossible trinity. Any two of the three are possible but not all three.


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.


Why Entitlements Keep Growing, And Growing, And...

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 8, 2017

Once granted, benefits always multiply and are nearly impossible to repeal, John Cogan says. Only three presidents have been able to rein them in.

Analysis and Commentary

Tax Consumption Through A VAT, And Voilà

by John H. Cochrane via Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 4, 2017

If the administration and Congress drop the income tax, it won’t be difficult to achieve 3% growth.


Santelli Exchange: Lazear On The Jobs Report

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, September 1, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses jobs, tax reform, and the budget.

Trade and immigration are good for the U.S. economy

Trade And Immigration

interview with John H. Cochrane via
Friday, September 1, 2017

Trade and immigration are good for the U.S. economy. Free trade allows Americans to buy better goods at lower prices and provides bigger markets where we can sell our own goods. More immigration leads to economic growth and improvements in our standard of living. The logic that isolation and protectionism will create more American jobs is misguided and detrimental to economic growth.

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. 


Economic Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple