Now in its fourth year, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ Workshop on Political Economy brings together scholars from across the globe to study the history of economic thought using the archives of such notable thinkers as Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek. This year the workshop welcomed Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (2015), who presented a keynote address on June 28th.
Hoover welcomes the participants of the 2017 Workshop on Political Economy.
The Hoover Institution hosted the Board of Overseers’ Summer Meeting on July 12–14, 2011.
On Tuesday evening, Hoover fellows discussed topics relating to defense, global issues, entitlements, and the state of the economy. Victor Davis Hanson and Bruce Thornton’s speech was titled “America Abroad: Appeasement or Deterrence?” David Brady and John Cogan’s presentation was titled “Entitlements, Debt and Electoral Politics: How Did We Get Where We Are–and Where Do We Go from Here?” In their speech titled “The Road Ahead for the Fed: Two Years Later,” John Taylor and Kevin Warsh discussed the state of the economy today.
When Hoover historian Jennifer Burns approached the challenge of organizing a new workshop several years ago, the thinking was big picture and collaborative: embrace scholarly interest on the wide-ranging subject of political economy.
Recent Visiting Fellow Uses Hoover Archives to Revisit the Field of Comparative Economic Systems and the Problem of Assessing Soviet Economies
Visiting research fellow Paul Dragos Aligica uses the archives at Hoover for the comparative analysis of economic systems.
Hoover Institution News Advisory: Hoover Institution Houses Broadcast Archive of William F. Buckley Jr's. Show Firing Line
The broadcast archive of William F. Buckley Jr.'s television show Firing Line is housed in the Hoover Institution Archives. In addition to the television show he hosted, Buckley, who died today, was a columnist, author, and founded National Review in 1955.
Chairman Hebert Dwight convened the meeting of the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers at the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, DC, on Sunday, February 24, 2013. In addition to conducting its usual business in its semiannual two-day meeting in Washington, the board had the opportunity to hear from leading legislative and judicial officials from the federal government and to learn of the research of selected Hoover fellows.
For the first time since acquiring the collection in 2001, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is hosting, free-of-charge, full-length Firing Line videos online through its digital collections website and YouTube channel. With a roster of guests including Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Milton Friedman, Groucho Marx, Tom Wolfe, Jack Kerouac, Woodward and Bernstein, Barry Goldwater, Joan Baez, Hugh Hefner, and others, Firing Line serves as one of the most important and complete records of political and cultural movements in twentieth-century America.
In the opening presentation at the February 2012 Board of Overseers’ meeting in Washington, DC, Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, discussed the importance of balancing state budgets and its impact on collective bargaining and long-term government pensions. Later sessions began with a presentation by Kevin McCarthy, US representative from California and House majority whip, about the way forward for the nation. Kenneth Cuccinelli II, attorney general of Virginia, made predinner remarks on Monday evening, the thrust of which concerned states’ rights, particularly in the context of the upcoming Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of the federal government’s health care initiative.
Just in time for the opening of the baseball season, sound recordings of speeches by legendary baseball managers, executives, and journalists from Hoover’s Commonwealth Club of California collection are now digitized and available to researchers. The collection features such heavy hitters as Bob Lurie, Tony La Russa, Dusty Baker, and Billy Beane.
This month the Hoover Institution hosted the 2nd annual workshop of the Leverhulme-Trust funded project "Hunger Draws the Map! Blockade and Food Shortages In Europe, 1914-1922" which is based at the University of Oxford.
Hoover’s Southern California Conference included talks by Hoover fellows Clint Bolick on immigration, David Davenport on the New Deal and modern conservatism, and Victor Davis Hanson on the state of the United States.
As you endure the long hours of holiday travel, listen to Hoover’s top scholars offer their thoughtful analytic perspective on the big issues of 2017.
Silas Palmer Fellow Michael D. Aguirre Investigates The History Of Labor in California's Imperial Valley
This month Silas Palmer fellow Michael D. Aguirre visited Hoover to undertake the herculean task of opening more than eighty-eight boxes from the Victor V. Vesey papers. Vesey, a California legislator from 1971-74, is central to Aguirre's book project, which focuses on the relationship between industrial agriculture and maquiladoras in the eastern California borderlands during the 1960s and 1970s. By reading Vesey's correspondence with constituents and labor leaders, Aguirre was able to better understand the agriculture, labor, and energy policies that shaped California in the late twentieth century.
Hoover Conference Questions Use of Government Bailouts and Proposes Alternatives for Failing Companies
The recent extension of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) through October 3, 2010, is the latest government action in more than a year of bailouts of banks and other businesses.
Campaign strategies for the upcoming presidential election, the state of the economy, and the Middle East were the topics at the Hoover Institution’s May 28–29 retreat.
In an overview of the Hoover Institution at this year’s Board of Overseers summer meeting, John Raisian, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director, spoke of Hoover’s accomplishments and plans for growth.