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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.

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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.


At $140,000 Per Year, Why Are Government Workers In California Paid Twice As Much As Private Sector Workers?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Nationwide, government-worker compensation has been growing more rapidly than private-sector compensation for several years, but this trend is on steroids in California, where some state and local government workers are now paid roughly twice as much as those in the private sector.

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GDP Data Illustrate Both The Good And Bad Of Trump's Trade Wars

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Bloomberg
Friday, April 26, 2019

One big headline from Friday’s initial report on first-quarter U.S. gross domestic product is the boost growth received from the fallout of President Donald Trump’s trade wars. Yet below the surface are signs of how his disruptive approach to trade is also dampening growth in a way that may be more worrying for the long term.


Crucial For Trump To Have A Deal With China, Hoover's Lanhee Chen Says

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies, and the implications for the US presidential election.


Lee Ohanian - Should Taxpayers Pay $70 Million To Keep A Trailer Park As "Low-Income Housing?"

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses his California On Your Mind article "What Do You Call A $70 Million Trailer Park? Insanity? No, It’s Called “Low-Income Housing.”


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