Chartcasts from the Hoover Institution’s Fall Retreat Now Available

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Hoover Institution is pleased to announce that it has published chartcasts, for the first time, so one can listen to talks from our most recent retreat while studying the accompanying slides in our chartcasts. Below, you can watch the chartcasts from Hoover senior fellow Terry Anderson and Hoover research fellow Carson Bruno’s joint talk entitled “Hydraulic Fracturing: Should We Fret or Fete?”, and Hoover senior fellow John Taylor’s talk entitled “After 100 Years, What’s Next for the Fed?”. Listen to more talks as podcasts and read about the retreat here.

Terry Anderson and Carson Bruno: “we should fete over fracking partly because it has given us a huge supply of natural gas”

Terry Anderson, the John and Jean de Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Carson Bruno, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed developments in the energy industry in their talk entitled “Fracking: Should You Fret or Fete?” Bruno outlined the technological advancements that make fracking profitable today, and Anderson discusses how fracking could benefit the US economy and political arena. The second part of the talk focused on the potential drawbacks of fracking and potential policies to address those concerns.


John B. Taylor: “when the Fed is more predictable, steadier, a limited purpose institution, things work better”

John B. Taylor, the George P. Schultz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed what we have learned from the Federal Reserve in the past century in his talk entitled “After 100 Years, What’s Next For the Fed?” He focused on variation in economic performance, changes in de facto independence (noting that there is not much change in de jure independence), and rules-based versus discretionary policies.