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Darrell Duffie: How Is Silicon Valley Changing Wall Street?

interview with Darrell Duffievia Stanford University School of Engineering
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Darrell Duffie discusses the implications of emerging technologies that are enabling a new era of high-speed, next-generation finance, ranging from the proliferation of digital payment systems to the dizzying speeds associated with our trading systems, where competitive advantages play out over nanoseconds.


Governance In An Emerging New World: Stability In An Age Of Disruption

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Communications technologies, demographics and the movement of peoples, and climate change are combining to place enormous pressure on democracies and the rule of law, both here in the United States and around the world. The panelists will discuss the impact of these disruptive forces on democratic systems, what can be done to strengthen governance, and how we might learn from when technological and social changes have challenged the capacity of democratic governments in the past.

The Hoover Institution hosts a public panel discussion "Stability in an Age of Disruption" on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm PST.

In the News

Manufacturing Returns To Growth

quoting Michael Spencevia
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index showed that China entered expansion territory in March, indicating a notable improvement in the country's manufacturing sector. Economists said the rise showed policies to bolster growth have begun to pay off, and the world's second-largest economy is likely to achieve steady expansion this year. The PMI, released on Monday, recovered for the second consecutive month and stood at 50.8 in March, versus 49.9 in February.

Michael McFaul Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee

interview with Michael McFaulvia House Intelligence
Thursday, March 28, 2019

On March 28, 2019, Michael McFaul testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The hearing, "Putin’s Playbook: The Kremlin’s Use of Oligarchs, Money and Intelligence in 2016 and Beyond” included testimony by Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University.


Alex Stamos: Trust, Safety And Privacy In An Era Of Cyber Threats

interview with Alex Stamosvia Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Alex Stamos discusses digital privacy at the 2019 SIEPR Economic Summit.

Analysis and Commentary

The Public Good Of Protection From Asteroids

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Tanis site, in short, did not span the first day of the impact: it probably recorded the first hour or so. This fact, if true, renders the site even more fabulous than previously thought. It is almost beyond credibility that a precise geological transcript of the most important sixty minutes of Earth’s history could still exist millions of years later—a sort of high-speed, high-­resolution video of the event recorded in fine layers of stone.


Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Speaks To Faye D'Souza

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Times Now News
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says, "We need significant agricultural reform, in such a way that agriculture becomes a very productive business and becomes a growth engine for the economy."

In the News

The Commonality Of The 21st Century: Record Debt, Hyperinflation & Bitcoin

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Bitcoin Exchange Guide
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The grand total of US debt has reached $222 trillion dollar, 300% of the GDP which is rising at the rate f $1 trillion every year. But nobody seems to care with ‘printing’ available as a solution. But with this money creation out of thin air has already turned the currencies into dust with hyperinflation, will Bitcoin emerge as the salvation.

The Politics of Institutional Reform: Katrina, Education, and the Second Face of Power

by Terry M. Moevia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, April 1, 2019

In this ground-breaking analysis, Terry Moe treats Hurricane Katrina as a natural experiment that offers a rare opportunity to learn about the role of power in the politics of institutional reform. When Katrina hit, it physically destroyed New Orleans’ school buildings, but it also destroyed the vested-interest power that had long protected the city’s abysmal education system from major reform. With the constraints of power lifted, decision makers who had been incremental problem-solvers turned into revolutionaries, creating the most innovative school system in the entire country.

In the News

Facebook Still Has A Content Problem—And It’s A Real Issue For Democracy

quoting Michael McFaulvia Observer
Thursday, March 28, 2019

White supremacists sharing content online is how other white supremacists become sufficiently radicalized to murder dozens of worshipers in a black church, a synagogue and a mosque.


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