The Hoover Institution hosted its ninth Southern California Conference on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in Pasadena. The conference featured presentations by Hoover fellows on a range of public policy issues of current importance.
David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, gave opening remarks. Michael Boskin, a senior fellow at the Institution, gave a talk titled “The Economics and Politics of a Path Back to Prosperity.” Douglas Rivers, a senior fellow at the Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University, discussed “Why Obama Won in 2012: Myths and Realities.” Joshua Rauh, a senior fellow at the Institution and a professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, spoke on “State and Local Pensions in California: Can a Debt Crisis Be Avoided?”
The afternoon speakers included Clint Bolick and Amy Zegart. Bolick, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, also serves as the director of the Goldwater Institute Center for Constitutional Litigation in Phoenix; his speech was titled “The State of the Law in the Age of Obama.” Zegart, a senior fellow at the Institution, discussed “Intelligence and Security Challenges in Obama’s Second Term.” Don Meyer gave the closing remarks.