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Analysis and Commentary

The Hidden Harmonies Of Everyday Life: Adam Smith's Vision Of Human Interaction

by Russell Robertsvia Adam Smith Works
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts discusses what Adam Smith's books The Theory of Moral Sentiments has in common with The Wealth of Nations--the hidden harmony that binds people together


On the Spot: Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia History Today
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the the things he likes and dislikes as well as what future generations might think of us.

Policy Seminar with Emily Kapur

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Emily Kapur, trial attorney at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and member of the Hoover Working Group on Economic Policy Resolution Project Committee, discussed “Stablecoins: the Promise and Perils.”


Lanhee Chen: China Isn't Just A Trade Story It's A National Security Story

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox Business
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the mounting US trade tensions and security issues with China.


Hidden Debt, Hidden Deficits: The 2019 Update

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

With the first publication of Hoover Senior Fellow Joshua Rauh’s essay Hidden Debt, Hidden Deficits two years ago, there was finally a comprehensive look into the burden that state and local government pension promises to public employees are placing on public finances. Now, two years later, Rauh has revisited these fundamentally important questions regarding state and local pensions with a major data update and web resource that highlights the fiscal drag of unfunded pension obligations on state and local government finances. 

In the News

Risky Borrowing Is Making A Comeback, But Banks Are On The Sideline

quoting Amit Seru via The New York Times
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A decade after reckless home lending nearly destroyed the financial system, the business of making risky loans is back.

In the News

Time For New Trade Tactics With China: Data Sheet

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Fortune
Monday, June 10, 2019

Eleven long months ago, at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman cogently explained how a rational, effective president of the United States would handle a trade dispute with China. He’d sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, bring European allies into the agreement, and then negotiate quietly with the Chinese in a way that would save them embarrassment.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On Tom Woods Podcast

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 10, 2019

Tom Woods contacted me last Thursday morning to ask if he could interview me that afternoon on this 8-minute monologue from Tucker Carlson in which Tucker endorses Elizabeth Warren’s economic plan and claims that libertarians are running Washington. On this latter, who knew?


David Henderson: Tucker Carlson Supports Elizabeth Warren’s Economics

with David R. Hendersonvia The Tom Woods Show
Friday, June 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses Tucker Carlson's response to Elizabeth Warren’s economic plan.

Policy Seminar with Charles Calomiris

Friday, May 31, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Charles Calomiris, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Hoover, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School, Director of the Business School’s Program for Financial Studies and its Initiative on Finance and Growth in Emerging Markets, and Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, discussed “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Returns: Time-Varying Risk Regimes.”



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