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Lanhee Chen: Will Trump’s New Tariffs Push China To The Negotiating Table?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo Finance
Friday, August 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the US-China tariff war.


Santelli Exchange: Lazear On The Labor Market

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, August 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the jobs report, business investments, and trade tariffs.


Lanhee Chen: Pres. Trump Plans New Round Of Tariffs On Chinese Goods

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KCBS Radio
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the recent tariffs that President Trump imposed on China.

In the News

Trump’s Economy Is Plagued By Even More Uncertainty Than Obama’s

with Steven J. Davisvia Bloomberg
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Economic growth in the U.S. is slowing. There are lots of possible reasons for this, but one that probably deserves more attention than it has gotten is that uncertainty emanating from Washington, and in particular from the White House, is becoming an economic drag.
Analysis and Commentary

Kevin O'Leary's Separation Theorem

by David R. Hendersonvia The Library of Economics and Liberty
Thursday, August 1, 2019

The principle that, given perfect competition and complete markets, the productive decision is to be governed solely by the objective market criterion represented by attained wealth–without regard to the individuals’ subjective preferences that enter into their consumptive decisions–will appear repeatedly throughout this study. We will call this principle the Separation Theorem.

In the News

5 Real Solutions For The Troubled Cities Democrats Helped Cripple

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Democrats have run America's most dangerous cities for decades. They have no answers. Here are five solutions to fix the problems Democrat policies made worse.


Charles Plosser: Fed Has Talked Themselves Into A Corner

interview with Charles I. Plosservia Fox Business
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Plosser discusses the outlook for Federal Reserve policy and the US economy.

In the News

Why The Federal Reserve Cut Interest Rates

cited Steven J. Davisvia The New York Times
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, even as the economic expansion in the United States reaches record length, unemployment hovers at historic lows and consumers keep spending.

The Inequality Of Nations

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Markets are mechanisms of social choice, in which dollars effectively equal votes; those with more purchasing power thus have more influence over market outcomes. Governments are also social choice mechanisms, but voting power is – or is supposed to be – distributed equally, regardless of wealth.

BusinessAnalysis and Commentary

The State Government In Sacramento: Where California Sports Teams Have A Home-Field Advantage

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 1, 2019

I’ve always respected Steve Ballmer.

Not only does he have a head for business (he went from making $50,000 a year as an assistant at Microsoft to becoming one of the richest people in America), but his heart goes out to the less fortunate (his Ballmer Group philanthropy aims to help impoverished children and families escape poverty).


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