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Douglass C. North: Transaction Costs, Property Rights, and Economic Outcomes

by Gary D. Libecapvia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Economics Working Paper 18111

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Federal Lands, Opportunity Costs, and the Administrate State

by Gary D. Libecapvia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Economics Working Paper 18110

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Property Rights to Frontier Land and Minerals: US Exceptionalism

by Gary D. Libecapvia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Economics Working Paper 18109

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Perceived FOMC: The Making of Hawks, Doves and Swingers

by Michael D. Bordo, Klodiana Istrefivia Economics Working Papers
Friday, May 18, 2018

Economics Working Paper 18108

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Make Chimerica Great Again

by Niall Ferguson, Xiang Xuvia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Economics Working Paper 18105

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The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Small Business*

by Michael D. Bordo, John V. Ducavia Economics Working Papers
Friday, April 20, 2018

Economics Working Paper 18106

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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...

Events

Archive of Working Papers on Economic Policy

Speeches and Testimony

John B. Taylor

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Chair
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics
Member
Wohlford Family Senior Fellow
Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow
Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow
Senior Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
Buzz and Barbara McCoy Senior Fellow
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow

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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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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Policy Seminar with David Brady and Morris Fiorina

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

David Brady, Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Morris Fiorina, senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, discussed “Political Polarization in the United States.” 

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

Friday, November 9, 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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Policy Seminar with Damon Jones

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Damon Jones, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, discussed “What Do Workplace Wellness Programs Do? Evidence from the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study." 

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

Friday, October 19, 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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