american individualism
economic prosperity
rule of law
societal values

Institutional Initiatives

Seven institutional initiatives augment the scholarship originating from Hoover scholars' individual research and result in increased output in the form of institutional book projects, conferences, and forums that address important issues confronting the nation and world today.

  • Economic Prosperity and Fiscal Responsibility
    Focuses on U.S. productivity growth; human, financial, and intellectual capital accumulation; and the impact of tax, monetary, and fiscal policies

  • American Educational Institutions and Academic Performance
    Addresses education policy related to government provision and oversight versus private solutions—both within and outside the public school system—that stress choice, accountability, and transparency; that include systematic reform options such as vouchers, charter schools, and testing; and that weigh equity concerns against outcome objectives

  • Individual Freedom and the Rule of Law
    Assesses the coexistence of well-defined intellectual and physical property rights, individual liberty, economic development, environmental issues, and the regulation of commerce and industry within the framework of the Constitution and, hence, of a free society

  • The Growth of Government and Accountability to Society
    Addresses the government's performance on behalf of citizens as it provides public services and regulates private enterprise; and assesses the scope of government activity in areas such as health care, social services, and the environment

  • American Individualism and Societal Values
    Examines societal behavior on the basis of individuals rather than groups, thus confronting issues of, for example, race, gender, and ethnicity; the role of culture and values in society; and the interaction of wealth distribution policies, such as social welfare and social security, with demographic and cultural trends and individual responsibility

  • Diminishing Collectivism and Evolving Democratic Capitalism
    Studies and analyzes the end and aftermath of communism, as well as how collectivist societies make the transition to free and representative government and private enterprise, and integrates the missions of the archival and research functions of the Institution

  • National Priorities, International Rivalries, and Global Cooperation
    Includes domestic and foreign considerations of national and international security; trade and commerce; the rule of law among nations; and the role of international organizations, security unions, and multilateral trade agreements