GUEST SPEAKER
Peter Thiel 

ISSUES DISCUSSED
Peter Thiel spoke about the basic principles that underlie innovative products and startup firms, using examples from his own experience starting up firms such as Paypal and Palantir. 
He  emphasized the importance of creating a firm or product with characteristics of monopoly, and contrasted that idea with the distinction between monopoly and competition taught in economics. He also spoke more broadly about the future of technology and its impact on economic growth in developed countries. He answered questions about his ideas applied to clean-tech and ed-tech firms. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
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A Workshop Series On Using Text As Data In Policy Analysis (Part 14)
This fourteenth session features a conversation with Elliot Ash, Daniel Li Chen, and Suresh Naidu speaking on Ideas have Consequences: The Impact of… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
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Hoover Book Club: Adele Hayutin On New Landscapes Of Population Change: A Demographic World Tour
Watch a discussion between Bill Whalen, the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Distinguished Policy Fellow in Journalism and Adele Hayutin who is an Annenberg… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Monday, January 30, 2023
Markets vs. Mandates
Markets vs. Mandates: Promoting Environmental Quality and Economic Prosperity
On January 30, 2023, the Hoover Institution will host a one-day conference on Markets vs. Mandates: Promoting Environmental Quality and Economic… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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