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The Return Expectations of Institutional Investors

by Aleksandar Andonov, Joshua D. Rauhvia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Economics Working Paper 18119

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The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy at the Hoover Institution to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals. Read more...

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George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics
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Wohlford Family Senior Fellow
Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow
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Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow

Policy Seminar with Gary Roughead, Mike McCord, and Roger Zakheim

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Three commissioners of the National Defense Strategy Commission discussed the Commission’s assessment of the current National Defense Strategy.

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Policy Seminar with Amit Seru

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Amit Seru, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, discussed “Shadow Banking.”

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Policy Seminar with David Mulford

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

David Mulford, distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, former vice chairman of Credit Suisse and former U.S. Ambassador to India, presented “Leadership and the Power of Global Markets”

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Policy Seminar with Dan Kessler

Friday, February 15, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Dan Kessler, Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Law at the Stanford Law School, discussed “The Effect of Medicare Benefit Design on Opioid Use.”

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Policy Seminar with Lawrence Summers

Monday, February 11, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University, and former U.S. treasury secretary, talked about “Secular Stagnation and Fiscal Policy.”

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Policy Seminar with Michael Boskin

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Michael Boskin, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discussed “Inequality Shocks and Redistribution.”

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Policy Seminar with Martin Feldstein

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Martin Feldstein, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research, presented “the Future of Economic Growth in the United States.”

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Policy Seminar with Michael Bordo

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Michael Bordo, Board of Governors Professor of Economics and director of the Center for Monetary and Financial History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed “The Imbalances of the Bretton Woods System 1965 to 1973: U.S. Inflation - The Elephant in the Room.”

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Policy Seminar with Alex Galetovic

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Alex Galetovic, Professor of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile, presented "Renegotiations and Corruption in Infrastructure: The Odebrecht Case.”

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Workshop Series on the 2008 Financial Crisis: Causes, The Panic, The Recession, Lessons

Friday, December 7, 2018
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Market and policy antecedents and repercussions of the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession began long before and lasted long after the Lehman bankruptcy in September 2018. 

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The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy at the Hoover Institution to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

 

Working Group Meeting - March 9, 2018
Working Group Meeting - March 9, 2018

For twenty-five years starting in the early 1980s, the United States economy experienced an unprecedented economic boom. Economic expansions were stronger and longer than in the past. Recessions were shorter, shallower, and less frequent. GDP doubled and household net worth increased by 250 percent in real terms. Forty-seven million jobs were created.

This quarter-century boom strengthened as its length increased. Productivity growth surged by one full percentage point per year in the United States, creating an additional $9 trillion of goods and services that would never have existed. And the long boom went global with emerging market countries from Asia to Latin America to Africa experiencing the enormous improvements in both economic growth and economic stability.

Economic policies that place greater reliance on the principles of free markets, price stability, and flexibility have been the key to these successes. Recently, however, several powerful new economic forces have begun to change the economic landscape, and these principles are being challenged with far reaching implications for U.S. economic policy, both domestic and international. A financial crisis flared up in 2007 and turned into a severe panic in 2008 leading to the Great Recession. How we interpret and react to these forces—and in particular whether proven policy principles prevail going forward—will determine whether strong economic growth and stability returns and again continues to spread and improve more people’s lives or whether the economy stalls and stagnates.

Our Working Group organizes seminars and conferences, prepares policy papers and other publications, and serves as a resource for policymakers and interested members of the public.

Working Group Meeting - April 9, 2008
Working Group Meeting - April 9, 2008

 


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