Participation in this event is by invitation only.

The Hoover Institution hosts Inputs to Prosperous Economies: Spring 2023 Conference Of The Working Group on the Foundations of Long-run Prosperity on June 8–9, 2023.

The Spring 2023 conference of the Working Group on the Foundations of Long-Run Prosperity examines the building blocks of—and impediments to—prosperous economies. How do states develop the capacity provide public goods and regulate markets? What policies maximize—or diminish—the investments in human capital? Which institutions encourage innovation, and which institutions frustrate it? What are the circumstances in which people chose to become entrepreneurs?

Thursday, June 8th
Time Content Presenters/Panelists Discussant/Chair

8:30 AM

Breakfast

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9:00 AM

Welcome: Stephen Haber, Hoover Institution & Stanford University

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9:15 AM

"Prison Labor: The Price of Prisons and the Lasting Effects of Incarceration" by Belinda Archibong and Nonso Obikili
 

Presenter: Belinda Archibong, Columbia University - Barnard College

Discussant: Peter Blair, Hoover Institution & Harvard University

Discussant: Vicky Fouka, Stanford University

Chair: Dan Kessler, Hoover Institution & Stanford University 

10:30 am

Break

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11:00 AM

Transport Corridors” by Roy Elis, Stephen Haber and Jordan Horrillo

Presenter: Jordan Horrillo, Stanford University

Discussant: Chad Jones, Stanford University

Discussant: Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, Caltech

Chair: Avi Acharya, Hoover Institution & Stanford University 

12:15 PM

Lunch

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1:15 PM

The Economic Origins of Government” by Robert C. Allen, Mattia C. Bertazzini, and Leander Heldring

Presenter: Leander Heldring, Northwestern University  

Discussant: Andy Hall, Stanford University

Discussant: Deborah Gordon, Stanford University

Chair: Mark Dincecco, University of Michigan

2:30 PM

Break

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3:00 PM

The research university, invention and industry: evidence from German history” Jeremiah Dittmar and Ralph R. Meisenzahl

Presenter: Jeremiah Dittmar, London School of Economics and Political Science

Discussant: Dimitris Papanikolaou, Northwestern University

Discussant: Anna Grzymala-Busse, Stanford University

Chair: Amit Seru, Hoover Institution & Stanford University 

4:15 PM

Conclusion of June 8th program

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6:00 PM

Dinner

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Friday, June 9th
Time Content Presenters/panelists Discussant/CHAIR

8:30 AM

Breakfast

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9:00 AM

Jim Crow and Black Economic Progress After Slavery” by Lukas Althoff and Hugo Reichardt

Presenter: Lukas Althoff, Princeton University

Discussant: Jonathan Rodden, Hoover Institution & Stanford University 

Discussant: Bill Summerhill, UCLA

Chair: Jim Robinson, University of Chicago

10:15 am

Break

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10:45 am

On the Nature of Entrepreneurship” by Anmol Bhandari, Tobey Kass, Thomas J. May, Ellen R. McGrattan, and Evan Schulz

Presenter: Ellen R. McGrattan, University of Minnesota 

Discussant: Ross Levine, UC Berkeley 

Discussant: Pete Klenow, Stanford University

Chair: Saumitra Jha, Stanford University 

12:00 pm

Lunch

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1:00 PM

Conclusion of conference

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