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Analysis and Commentary

Democracy or Autocracy: Which is Better for Economic Growth?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Economist in its October 2-8 issue has a cover page with the title: “How India’s growth will outpace China’s”. One of the main reasons they give for this claim in their leader on this topic is that India is democratic while China is autocratic...


Debating QE2

with John B. Taylorvia CNBC - Squawk Box
Friday, October 8, 2010

Discussing how QE2's impact for the economy and whether it is a proper stimulus or not, with Laurence Meyer, Macroeconomic Advisers; John Taylor, former Treasury economic policy advisor; James Bullard, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank CEO/president and CNBC's Steve Liesman...

In the News

Calif. initiative a test for national climate law

with George P. Shultzvia Bloomberg Businessweek
Friday, October 8, 2010
Analysis and Commentary

Beware of Announcement Effects When Assessing Policy Interventions

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Thursday, October 7, 2010

The effects of exchange market interventions are frequently estimated by looking at what happened on the day of the announcement of the intervention or of the intervention itself...


Conservative states rally against Calif.'s Prop 23

with George P. Shultzvia KGO-TV (San Francisco)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In an exclusive interview with ABC7 George Shultz explained why he's co-chair of the no on prop 23 campaign...

In the News

States are climate battlegrounds

with George P. Shultzvia Politico
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
In the News

Citing the Gipper in an Energy Debate

with George P. Shultz, Hoover Institutionvia Green (New York Times)
Monday, September 13, 2010
Analysis and Commentary

Clean air law is key to our future

by George P. Shultzvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, September 12, 2010

Make no mistake: Proposition 23 seeks to derail our future through a process of indefinite postponement of our state's clean energy and clean air standards...

R. James Woolsey is the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Energy task force member is interviewed on Secure Freedom Radio

via Secure Freedom Radio
Friday, August 20, 2010

James Woolsey, a member of Hoover’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, discusses sharia law and energy security with Frank Gaffney on Secure Freedom Radio.

Analysis and Commentary

Putting an end to oil dependency

by James Woolseyvia Washington Times
Monday, August 9, 2010

The EPA can take its own huge steps toward energy independence (which is really about oil) by cleaning up transportation fuels...


Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow
Wohlford Family Senior Fellow
Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow
Visiting Fellow
Senior Fellow
Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow
Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow
W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Emeritus
Senior Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics

The Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.


As a result of volatile and rising energy prices and increasing global concern about climate change, two related and compelling issues—threats to national security and adverse effects of energy usage on global climate—have emerged as key adjuncts to America’s energy policy; the task force will explore these subjects in detail. The task force’s goals are to gather comprehensive information on current scientific and technological developments, survey the contingent policy actions, and offer a range of prescriptive policies to address our varied energy challenges. The task force will focus on public policy at all levels, from individual to global. It will then recommend policy initiatives, large and small, that can be undertaken to the advantage of both private enterprises and governments acting individually and in concert.