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International Pushback Disrupts Amazon’s Momentum To Expand Its Empire Worldwide

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Washington Post
Friday, May 10, 2019

The e-commerce giant Amazon has bet big on India, even boasting on a company website last year about its ability to deliver to a remote Himalayan village 11,500 feet above sea level. The company recently debuted a version of its e-commerce site in Hindi, a move Amazon’s top India executive said was part of its effort to attract “the next 100 million customers,” in what analysts described as the company’s most important market abroad.

Policy Seminar with Darrell Duffie

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed “Cyber Runs.”


Policy Seminar with Ellen McGrattan

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Ellen McGrattan, visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, director of the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute, and consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, discussed “Intangible Capital and Measured Productivity.”


Policy Seminar with Chirantan Chatterjee

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Chirantan Chatterjee, Hoover Institution national fellow, and associate professor in business policy and economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, discussed “Intellectual Property Regimes and Wage Inequality.” 


Policy Seminar with Steve Davis

Monday, March 18, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Steve Davis, the William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, discussed “The Social Impact of Private Equity over the Economic Cycle” with John Haltiwanger, Kyle Handley, Ben Lipsius, Josh Lerner, and Javier Miranda.

BusinessAnalysis and Commentary

Will Mandatory “Unconscious Bias” Training For California Health Workers Actually Reduce Patient Deaths?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

California lawmakers are introducing a set of bills that would require state healthcare workers to undergo “implicit bias and racism” training every two years. The reason? Maternal mortality rates among black women are about three times as high as for non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic women, and Asian women. 


Edward Lazear On The Santelli Exchange: On The Labor Market And Productivity

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, May 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses job growth and the economy.


Firms Must Value Workers Like Shareholders, Says Raghuram Rajan

by Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Once again, we're debating the purpose of corporations. On one side, progressives such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren argue that companies - given broad rights in court decisions such as Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission - must also accept broad social responsibilities such as paying attractive wages and protecting the environment.

In the News

Expert: Doubling All Income Taxes Still Wouldn’t Pay For Medicare For All

quoting Charles Blahousvia NTK Network
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Senior Research Strategist at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Charles Blahous, told the House Rules Committee on Tuesday that “doubling all currently projected federal individual and corporate income tax would be insufficient to finance” Medicare for All.


Top Of Mind: Buyback Realities With Steven Davis

interview with Steven J. Davisvia Goldman Sachs
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis discusses whether corporate buybacks are a good use of corporate cash or whether corporations could spend the money more effectively elsewhere.


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