Announcing the 2019 Winners of the Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp Director’s Award

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA

Capping off an intensive week-long study and discussion of the core principles and tools of public policy, students were invited to apply their knowledge by researching and developing a policy proposal. Following the principles of Hoover scholarship, the proposals emphasize a specific recommendation using facts, data, and well-constructed arguments. The papers summarize the significance of the new policy and the expected result.

After review of each submission, we recognized participants with the Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp Director’s Award based on their outstanding work. The winning proposals demonstrate particular creativity in addressing complex policy issues.

We are proud to include these proposals written by the following winners of the 2020 Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp Director’s Award.

Less Can Be More When Regulating Deepfakes
By Timothy Anderson, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Introducing a Modified Good Samaritan Reduced-Price Mechanism to Combat Hunger and Food Waste
By Wenhao Winston Du, Vanderbilt University

Bad Seeds: A Case against Federal Farm Subsidies
By Nicholas G. Sileo, Princeton University

A Local Approach to the Opioid Epidemic
By Kaila Webb, Wellesley College