Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp Faculty

The Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp offers top college students and recent graduates an opportunity to engage with Hoover Institution scholars and policy practitioners on the campus of Stanford University.

Attendees of the week-long, fully funded program participate in focused seminars led by renowned economists, seasoned national security professionals, leading political scientists and policy makers. 

Please see below to reference the faculty for the 2018 summer policy boot camp.


Terry Anderson
Terry Anderson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the executive director of the Property and Environment Research Center. His research helped launch the idea of free-market environmentalism and has prompted public debate over the proper role of government in managing natural resources. Anderson is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and archery hunting, especially in Africa.


Scott W. Atlas
Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. He investigates the impact of government and the private sector on health care access, quality, pricing, and innovation. His most recent book is “Restoring Quality Health Care: A Six Point Plan for Comprehensive Reform at Lower Cost” (2016).


Michael R. Auslin
Michael Auslin is the inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He specializes in global risk analysis, U.S. security and foreign policy strategy, and security and political relations in Asia.


Michael J. Boskin
Michael J. Boskin is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of economics at Stanford University, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Boskin served as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 to 1993. In addition he advises governments and businesses globally.


David Brady
David Brady is a professor of political science in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. At Stanford University Brady has served as associate dean for academic affairs in the Graduate School of Business, as vice provost for Distance Learning, and as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; he was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


John F. Cogan
John F. Cogan is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a faculty member in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. Cogan is an expert in domestic policy. His current research is focused on US budget and fiscal policy, federal entitlement programs, and health care. He has also served on numerous congressional, presidential, and California state advisory commissions.


James O. Ellis Jr.
James O. Ellis, Jr. is the Annenberg Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution. A carrier-based fighter pilot for much of his service, in 2004, Admiral Ellis completed a distinguished thirty-nine-year Navy career as commander of the United States Strategic Command during a time of challenge and change. In this role, he was responsible for the global command and control of United States strategic and space forces, reporting directly to the Secretary of Defense.


Morris P. Fiorina
Morris P. Fiorina is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. His current research focuses on elections and public opinion with particular attention to the quality of representation: how well the positions of elected officials reflect the preferences of the public.


Stephen Haber
Stephen Haber is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. In addition, he is a professor of political science, professor of history, and professor of economics (by courtesy), as well as a senior fellow of both the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Center for International Development.


Victor Davis Hanson
Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; his focus is classics and military history. Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, and newspaper editorials on Greek, agrarian, and military history and essays on contemporary culture. He has written or edited twenty-three books, the latest of which is The Second World Wars (Basic Books). 


Daniel Heil
Daniel Heil is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution whose focus is on the federal budget, tax policy, and the federal antipoverty programs. Heil’s interests include replacing failed policies with state and federal initiatives that alleviate poverty by encouraging workforce participation and human capital development. Heil served as Governor Jeb Bush’s economic policy adviser during the 2016 presidential campaign, counseling him on the federal budget, tax policy, and the federal antipoverty programs.


Caroline M. Hoxby
Caroline M. Hoxby is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of economics at Stanford University, and the director of the Economics of Education Program for the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her areas of interest include school choice and college costs. For her work on low-income high-achieving students, she won the Smithsonian's prestigious Ingenuity Award.


Edward P. Lazear
Edward P. Lazear is the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Lazear served at the White House from 2006 to 2009 as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.


Michael W. McConnell
Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. From 2002 to the summer of 2009, he served as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He has published widely in the fields of constitutional law and theory, especially church and state, equal protection, and the founding.


Joshua D. Rauh
Joshua D. Rauh is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Rauh studies the impact of public pension liabilities on state and local finances, business taxation, and the determinants of corporate investment.


Amit Seru
Amit Seru is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Seru’s primary research interest is in corporate finance.


George P. Shultz
Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is one of two individuals who have held four different federal cabinet posts; he has taught at three of this country’s great universities; and for eight years he was president of a major engineering and construction company. In January 1989, Shultz was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.


Kiron K. Skinner
Kiron K. Skinner is the W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and an associate professor of international relations and political science at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a member of three Hoover Institution research initiatives related to energy policy, the role of military history, and Arctic security. Her areas of expertise are international relations, international security, US foreign policy, and political strategy.


John B. Taylor
John B. Taylor is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics at Stanford University. He chairs the Hoover Working Group on Economic Policy and is director of Stanford’s Introductory Economics Center. He has substantial experience as a presidential and campaign economic adviser. He was a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers and served as undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs.


Bill Whalen
Bill Whalen is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He writes and comments on campaigns, elections and governance with an emphasis on California and America’s political landscapes.  Whalen is a columnist for the Sacramento Bee and Forbes.com and host of Hoover’s “Area 45” podcast on public policy and current affairs. Prior to joining the Hoover Institution, Whalen served as chief speechwriter and director of public affairs for former California governor Pete Wilson.


John Yoo
John Yoo is a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. From 2001 to 2003 he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Council in the Justice Department of President George W. Bush.


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IMPORTANT DEADLINES

  • February 1, 2018 (deadline for early bird applicants)
  • March 1, 2018 (deadline for all applicants)
  • April 2, 2018 (applicant notification of acceptance)
  • April 15, 2018  (commitment and housing deadline)