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Policy Seminar with Erik Hurst

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Policy Seminar with Erik Hurst

Erik Hurst, V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, and Deputy Director of the Becker Friedman Institute, talked about “The Transformation of Manufacturing and the Decline in U.S. Employment.”


The Machines Ate My Homework

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, February 12, 2018

Are we living through the re-mystification of the world?

In the News

Hidden Information, Hidden Action And The Stock Market

mentioning Michael Spencevia Manila Times (Phlippines)
Monday, February 12, 2018

In 2001, George Akerlof, Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for their work on asymmetric (or hidden) information and markets.


A War On The Rich Won’t Help The Poor

by David R. Hendersonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Oxfam notes that poverty has declined sharply, then ignores the quickest way to reduce it even more.


Santelli Exchange: Ed Lazear On Markets And Wages

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the global market rout, average workweek hours, and inflation.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Donald Trump, President NObama

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, January 26, 2018

How the 45th president has become a repudiation of the 44th.

Policy Seminar with Doug Holtz-Eakin

Friday, January 19, 2018
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Doug Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum, presented a "Policy Analysis in the Trump Policy Agenda.” Doug Holtz-Eakin first gave a rundown of the current situation in Washington, then moved to issues where outside thinking could help.

Economic Policy

Economic Policy in the Aftermath of the 19th Party Congress

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Before the 19th Party Congress, economic policy was highly focused on ensuring a favorable environment for the congress.

In the News

Reagan And Bush Economic Adviser Says Stocks Are Due To Fall

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia CNN Money
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Martin Feldstein, one of the most influential Republican economists of the last 40 years, is warning that the stock market is poised to plunge.

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The Libertarian: The Trump Economy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, January 12, 2018

Judging the president's record on regulation, taxes, and trade.


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