Hoover fellows were featured in two of the panels at the annual SIEPR Economic Summit

Monday, March 14, 2011
Becker, Shultz, and Hoxby speak at the annual SIEPR Economic Summit
Becker, Shultz, and Hoxby speak at the annual SIEPR Economic Summit

The annual SIEPR Economic Summit took place on March 11, 2011, at the Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford University; Hoover fellows were featured in two of the panels.

In a lively back-and-forth exchange, “Four Ideas for the War on Drugs,” George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Gary Becker, the Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and University Professor of Economics and Sociology at the University of Chicago, discussed alternatives to current US policy on illegal drugs including legalization, decriminalization, and treatment programs.

During the education and economics session, Caroline Hoxby, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, the Scott & Donya Bommer Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford, and senior fellow at SIEPR, and Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of StudentsFirst and former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, discussed issues ranging from teacher compensation to incentives for students.