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Analysis and Commentary

In Kentucky, Tea Party Stereotypes Collide with Reality

by Jeremy Carlvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, May 18, 2012

In many ways, Thomas Massie, a Republican congressional candidate in Kentucky’s heavily Republican 4th district, which holds its primary election on Tuesday, probably fits the liberal—and media– stereotype of a Tea Party candidate...

Analysis and Commentary

Concern About The Decline in Manufacturing in the United States?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, April 22, 2012

Manufacturing employment as a fraction of total employment has been declining for the past half century in the United States and the great majority of other developed countries...


Fiscal Follies, Monetary Mischief

with John B. Taylorvia Barron's Online
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Stanford Prof. John Taylor believes that government economic policies should be constrained and predictable rather than ad hoc and discretionary. In particular, he is extremely leery of stimulus spending, and the looming possibility of QE3...

In the News

Condi Rice on veep slot: ‘Thank you, but no’

with Condoleezza Ricevia Washington Post
Friday, April 20, 2012
In the News

First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America's Prosperity

with John B. Taylorvia C-Span2 Book TV
Monday, April 16, 2012
Analysis and Commentary

A Passage to India-Pakistan Peace

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, April 15, 2012

A free trade agreement would give each country a stake in the other's success...

Analysis and Commentary

References to Policy Rules in a Speech by the Fed Vice Chair

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Friday, April 13, 2012

In a speech to the Money Marketeers in New York City this past week, Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen gave a useful description of how she and other policy makers are thinking analytically about monetary policy...

Analysis and Commentary

Should K-12 Teachers Have Tenure?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 18, 2012

The traditional case for tenure at the university level rests on two pillars...


Michael Boskin and Bill Whalen on the John Batchelor Show

with Michael J. Boskin, Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Guests: Co-Host, Larry Kudlow, WABC; Bill Whalen, Hoover; Michael Boskin...

Analysis and Commentary

Washington's Knack for Picking Losers

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Former Obama adviser Larry Summers warned the administration against federal loan guarantees to Solyndra, writing in a 2009 email that 'the government is a crappy venture capitalist'...


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
Tad and Dianne Taube Director | Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy
Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow
Senior 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.