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Analysis and Commentary

Is The Limit On Nuclear Liability A Subsidy?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 27, 2016

My fellow UCLA grad and former Council of Economic Advisers senior economist colleague applies Ronald Coase-type thinking to limits on liability for nuclear power plants.

Analysis and Commentary

Renewable Or Reliable Energy? Why Not Both?

by Commander David Slaytonvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, June 24, 2016

If you ask a resident of New York or New Jersey what they expect from their utility grid, you'll hear phrases like "reliability," "resilience" and "protection from long-lasting blackouts."

Analysis and Commentary

Transport Innovation

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Saturday, June 25, 2016

I saw this in the parking lot of the hotel where I'm staying. Inspection: yes, it's the chassis of an early 1970s VW, with motor and transmission in place. The motor appears functional. It's connected to the gas cans. Yet, this is a trailer. Why? (Hint: it's parked next to a new Toyota CRV electric car.)

Analysis and Commentary

Tracking Global Carbon Revenues: A Survey Of Carbon Taxes Versus Cap-And-Trade In The Real World

by Jeremy Carl, David Fedorvia Science Direct
Monday, May 23, 2016

We investigate the current use of public revenues which are generated through both carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems. More than $28.3 billion in government “carbon revenues” are currently collected each year in 40 countries and another 16 states or provinces around the world.

In the News

A Presentation By Maroš Šefčovič

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution hosts a talk by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for the Energy Union of the European Commission, on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 10:00am.

Terry Anderson

Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show (19:13)

interview with Terry Andersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Native American Coal War."

Analysis and Commentary

Leif Wenar On Blood Oil

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 16, 2016

Should the United States allow its citizens to buy oil from countries run by bad men? Is this a case where morality trumps the usual case for free trade?

Analysis and Commentary

The End Of British Coal

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I was going through my pile of unread Wall Street Journals over the weekend and found this news story: Scott Patterson, "End of an Era: England Closes Its Last Deep Coal Mine," December 11, 2015.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Climate Wars Get Ugly."

George P. Shultz
In the News

Former Secretary Of State George Shultz Visits Purdue

featuring George P. Shultzvia
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Foreign policy, climate change and the presidential election — just a few of the topics former U.S. Secretary of State, Labor and Treasury George Shultz discussed while he was on Purdue University’s campus Tuesday night.


Energy Policy Task Force

The 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.