Business & Labor

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
by John H. Cochrane via Wall Street Journal
Bank of America
interview with Stephen Habervia Wall Street Journal Live
Business Abstract
by Lee Ohanian, Edward Prescottvia Wall Street Journal

Filter By:



Research Team

Use comma-separated ID numbers for each author

Support the Hoover Institution

Join the Hoover Institution's community of supporters in advancing ideas defining a free society.

Support Hoover

In the News

25 Million Applying For 90,000 Railway Vacancies Shows We Don't Have Enough Jobs: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Monday, December 17, 2018

Rajan further said that the three biggest problems for the Indian economy currently are the agrarian distress, the ailing power sector and the crisis in the banking system.

Current Growth Not Creating Enough Jobs: Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Indian Wire
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday released a report named “An Economic Strategy for India”. He expressed his views on various heated topics that encircle the Indian politics and economy.

Blank Section (Placeholder)Featured

The Libertarian: Europe In Turmoil

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, December 14, 2018

As the UK, France, and Germany reel from internal strife, what’s the future of Europe?

Blank Section (Placeholder)Featured

The Libertarian: Trump vs. GM

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, December 7, 2018

The dangers of presidential intervention in the private sector.

In the News

Tariffs Aren’t Trump’s Only Trade War Weapon

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

President Donald Trump has used tariffs as one of his most powerful tools for fighting his trade wars, but he’s also wielding leverage with another weapon: uncertainty.

In the News

Trading On Uncertainty About Tariffs

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Investors supposedly hate uncertainty, but the uncertainty of a 90-day delay to extra tariffs on China turned out to be better than the certainty of extra tariffs. Stocks soared Monday and the dollar weakened as markets welcomed the cease-fire over the weekend in the U.S.-China trade war.


Larry Diamond: Why German Automakers Benefit From China-US Trade Truce

interview with Larry Diamondvia Bloomberg
Monday, December 3, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's comment that China has agreed to eliminate tariffs on imported automobiles and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow's comment that the US and China are “pretty close” to an agreement on stopping intellectual property theft.


Trump Should Send China Flowers, Not Tariffs

by John H. Cochrane via The Hill
Monday, December 3, 2018

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met and declared a 90-day cease fire. Where will this end? It’s hard to forecast. Our commander in chief is less predictable than the stock market. But we can opine on what should happen. And we can look for interest — what is in everybody’s interest to have happen?

Policy BriefsFeatured

John Cogan Tells Us How To Think About Entitlements

by John F. Coganvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Entitlement programs fulfill the normal human desire to help those who cannot help themselves. But we must always remember that they also impose a penalty on work, because benefits have to be phased out as income rises. It is important to balance benefits granted and costs imposed.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's Shocking Trade Preferences

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, November 26, 2018

I knew that Donald Trump has long been suspicious of international trade and has worn his uninformed anti-trade preferences as a badge of honor. I’ve argued with pro-Trump friends that his proposed replacement for NAFTA is good only because it isn’t as bad on trade as I feared it would be: it will, if passed, reduce gains from trade for both sides, but not as much as I had feared.


Economic Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple