Economic Fellowship Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Economic Fellowship Program seeks to examine the essential foundations of economic freedom such as rule of law, separation of powers, property rights, free trade, patent protections, and limited government.  Important subtopics include how to reform the tax code to maximize economic growth; how to rein in the administrative state; and how to pierce the myths that dominate discussions of economic inequality, proposals to raise the minimum wage, trade protectionism, nationalizing the health sector, and economic mobility. 

This academic-style program includes activity both in Washington, D.C. and at Hoover’s Stanford University location. Seminars will feature Hoover fellows, with complimentary guest lectures by scholars from other institutions as appropriate.


What’s Included?

Over a 4-month period participants of the program will attend 6 sessions on Capitol Hill, one program in Hoover’s Washington, D.C. office, and conclude with a more demanding seminar on Stanford campus over three days. Participants will receive round-trip airfare and ground transportation to Stanford University from Washington, DC, housing on Stanford’s campus, and those meals that are part of the seminar. The Hoover Institution diligently complies with congressional ethics rules.

What You’ll Learn

Participants will be offered an intense program of lectures, roundtable discussions, interactive case studies, and panel discussions led by Hoover scholars and complemented by scholars from other academic and policy institutions. Topics will vary from year to year but will relate to the broad area of economics and economic growth.

Who Should Submit Interest?

Junior to mid-level staffers and appointees who must execute their duties in a demanding day-to-day environment with little or no time for reflection and few, if any, opportunities to recharge their intellectual batteries. Participants should have 3-7 years of professional experience overall, and at least two years on Capitol Hill or in an Executive Branch agency.

Submitting Interest

To submit interest, please include a personal statement expressing your specific interest in participating in the Economic Fellowship Program (500 words max). In addition, please include the following information:

  • Name (Last, First Middle)
  • Current Position and Office
  • Cell Phone
  • Email Address

This information should be submitted online, emailed to hooverdc [at] stanford.edu, or mailed to:

Hoover Institution
Attn: Economic Fellowship Program
1399 New York Avenue, NW Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005

Contact Us

For more information about the program or submitting interest, please reach out to the Washington, D.C. Team:

spmathes [at] stanford.edu (Paige Mathes), Senior Manager of Programs
tcarlsen [at] stanford.edu (Trevor Carlsen), Manager of External Affairs
afclark [at] stanford.edu (Andrew Clark), External Affairs Assistant


IMPORTANT DATES

March 1, 2019 – Statements of interest due
April 5, 2019 – Cohort notified of acceptance to program
May 2, 16, 30, June 13, 27, July 11 – Seminars on Capitol Hill
July 25, 2019 – Final program in Washington, DC at Hoover office.
August 2019 – Trip to Stanford University for 2-day program


PROGRAM DETAILS

Capitol Hill Seminars

  • Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy
  • Threats to Our Prosperity – The Importance of Institutions
  • How Our Constitutional Architecture Fosters Prosperity
  • Property Rights and Innovation
  • American Prosperity: First Principles 
  • The Significance of Government Spending and Debt           

Stanford Program

  • Education and the Nation’s Future Labor Force
  • Economics of Higher Education
  • Energy/Environment
  • Why 21st Century Growth Depends on Property Rights
  • Why American is Going Broke
  • Another Look at Tax Reform and Economic Growth
  • Trade and Investment
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Immigration and Economic Performance
  • America’s Exceptional Labor Force
  • Technology and Regulation

Important Dates

March 1, 2019
Statements of interest due

April 5, 2019
Cohort notified of acceptance to program

May 2, 16, 30, June 13, 27, July 11
Seminars on Capitol Hill

July 25, 2019
Final program in Hoover, Washington, DC

August 2019
Trip to Stanford University for 2-day program