Featured Collections Highlights Milton Friedman Papers US economist; winner, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Friedrich A. von Hayek Papers Austrian economist; president, Mont Pèlerin Society, 1947–62 Mont Pèlerin Society Records International ...
The wisdom of Hayek is exactly what this country needs right now.
The year 2017 has seen amazing growth in the Library & Archives’ efforts to acquire, preserve, and make available the world’s most important materials on war, revolution, and peace across the globe. Digitization initiatives, exhibitions, events, workshops, scholarship, and educational programs continue to make our collections available to scholars, students, policy-makers, and a broad public interested in the meaning and role of history.
To Hayek, economic freedom was the bulwark of political freedom. His insights hold up.
From June 20 through June 24, 2016, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives brought together scholars from across the globe for its third annual Workshop on Political Economy. Organized by Stanford history professor Jennifer Burns, the workshop invites researchers from diverse fields to study the history of economic thought using the archives of such notable thinkers as Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek. Participants spent the week pursuing individual research projects in the Hoover reading room and participating in daily roundtables and discussions dedicated to expanding interdisciplinary conversations surrounding economics, political theory, and history.
As part of the inaugural Hoover Institution Library and Archives’ Workshop on Political Economy, Professor Angus Burgin of Johns Hopkins University gave the keynote lecture titled "Hayek, Friedman, and the Return of Laissez-Faire."
As Hayek taught us, predictable policies will help restore economic prosperity and preserve freedom...
Hungarian ambassador to the United States György Szapáry, along with Eva Voisin, the honorary consul general of Hungary in San Francisco, and Gabor Kaleta from the consulate in Los Angeles, met with Richard Sousa, the director of the library and archives at the Hoover Institution on April 26, 2011. After the meeting, Maciej Siekierski, curator of Hoover’s East European Collection, gave the ambassador a tour of the Hoover Archives, focusing on the Hungarian collections, including publications from the time of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.
The Hoover Institution hosted its Board of Overseer’s winter meeting in Washington, DC, from February 26, 2012, to February 28, 2012. The event began on Sunday evening with six presenters. Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the cochair of the Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, and Charles Hill, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, gave a talk titled “A Year of Living Dangerously: The Arab Awakening, the American Retreat, and the Dangers for World Order Beyond.”
From June 22 through June 26, 2015, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives brought together scholars from across the globe for its second annual Workshop on Political Economy. Organized by Stanford history professor Jennifer Burns, the workshop invites researchers from diverse fields to study the history of economic thought using the archives of such notable thinkers as Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek. Participants spent the week pursuing individual research projects in the Hoover reading room and participating in daily roundtables and discussions dedicated to expanding interdisciplinary conversations surrounding economics, political theory, and history.
The Soviet disaster shows that modern economies are too complex to plan.
On October 15, the second episode of Hoover’s chartcast series The Numbers Game was released. Hoover fellows John Taylor and Russell Roberts discuss possible explanations for the sluggish recovery from the current recession, which began in 2007. By historical standards, the current recovery has been disappointing. Is it the ongoing slump in construction employment, the effect of housing prices on saving and spending decisions by households, or the aftereffects of the financial crisis? Taylor rejects this reasoning and argues instead that the sluggish recovery can be explained by poor economic policy decisions made by the Bush and the Obama administrations. The current release builds on the first episode, which also addresses the recalcitrant economic recovery. Taylor explains that GDP has not returned to trend, that the percent of the population that is working is flat rather than rising, and that growth rates are below their usual levels after such a deep slump. Click here for further information.
The year 2015 brought global attention to the richness of the holdings at Hoover. The books and documents at Hoover Library & Archives served as the foundations for blockbuster films, renowned scholarship, well-attended exhibitions, and dramatic findings related to current events.
Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
On October 5, the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago will host a conference entitled “The Legacy of the First Chicago School of Economics.” Organized by Hoover distinguished visiting fellow and Dartmouth professor Douglas Irwin, the conference will explore the legacy of the 1930s school of University of Chicago economists—including Frank Knight, Henry Simons, and Jacob Viner—and their relationship to a subsequent group of Chicago thinkers that included Milton Friedman, George Stigler, and Aaron Director.
The root of most arguments against the market is a lack of belief in freedom—at least for other people—as a worthy end.
Moises Velasquez-Manoff, author of An Epidemic of Absence, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book--a discussion of why allergies and autoimmune diseases have been on the rise in the developed world for the last half-century. Velasquez-Manoff explores...
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.
By law, textbooks and other teaching materials in California’s public schools are supposed to be up-to-date. Yet history textbooks that are currently in the schools are twelve-years old.
An examination of the political philosophy and legacy of one of the most important minds of the twentieth century. By Tom Bethell.