John Shoven appointed Hoover Institution Senior Fellow.

Thursday, August 20, 1998

John B. Shoven, a professor of economics at Stanford University, has been appointed a Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Hoover Institution.

Shoven, who holds the Charles R. Schwab Professorship in Stanford’s Economics Department, has written extensively on tax policy and pension policy. He also served as a consultant for the U.S. Treasury Department from 1975 to 1988.

Shoven has participated in various Hoover programs and conferences. At the 1997 symposium “Facing the Age Wave,” he decried the taxation of pensions which penalizes savers as an example of how tax policy has gone awry.

“I’m delighted that John Shoven will have an affiliation with the Hoover Institution,” said Hoover director John Raisian. “John’s expertise in the area of tax policy will continue to be in demand as the calls increase for reform of the tax code. He also will be a major player in the reform of Social Security.”

Shoven has been at Stanford since 1973. He served as Chairman of the Economics Department from 1986 to 1989, as Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research from 1989 to 1993, and as Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences from 1993 to 1998.

He is the author of eighty professional articles and ten books and has served as a visiting professor at Harvard University, the London School of Economics, Kyoto University and Monash University.

Shoven holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995.

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