The Hoover Institution’s Working Group on National Security, Technology, and Law hosts a conference on July 26, 2017 titled, Technology Giants, Sovereign Power, and Surveillance.
The leading technology and Internet-based companies are dominant forces in the economic and cultural development of the era. They also have a vital role to play in cybersecurity and national security. This Symposium will bring together a range of people at the vital center of developing rules and parameters on these issues to debate and discuss how we might succeed in this area.
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The global order of the past seven decades is being disrupted by regional dynamics. Powers of the past are reasserting themselves—Russia in Europe and the Middle East, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East, and China in Asia and beyond. Technology is changing how nations can prosper, influence, and compel. The panel will discuss what these changes portend for each of these regions and the US role in shaping events in its national interest.
Does the US patent system hold up or push forward the commercialization of technological innovations?
Severe stress in the financial markets has given rise to a host of unprecedented actions by the Federal Reserve, including the Bear Stearns intervention, new lending facilities for primary dealers, and a decision to authorize the Fed to lend to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should such lending become necessary.
What Patents Really Do: Historical Perspectives on Current Debates
May 17-18, 2018
Patent Practices and Policy: The Backbone of the Innovation Economy
January 17-18, 2018
The Law and Economics of Patent Systems
January 12- 13, 2017
Building an Innovation Economy: The Mechanics of the Patent System
May 12-13, 2016
The US Patent System in an International Perpective
January 11-12, 2016
The American Innovation Machine: What Role for Patents?
Inventions and the U.S. Patent System
Patents and the Innovation Economy
The Market for Regulation in the Internet of Things
Guest speaker: Frank Nothaft (Chief Economist, Freddie Mac)
Casey Mulligan, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, discussed “The Employer Penalty, Voluntary Compliance, and the Size Distribution of Firms: Evidence from a Survey of Small Businesses.”
Two related issues pervade discussions of monetary policy at individual central banks and reform of the international monetary and financial system: (1) The volatility of capital flows and exchange rates, and (2) The use of balance sheet policy by central banks. The key issues are whether capital flow management is appropriate to deal with volatility and whether the central bank balance sheet should be reduced to a level where interest rates are market-determined. The issues are related because of the large effect of balance sheet operations on exchange rates and capital flows. The aim of the policy conference is to examine relevant research developments and debate the policy options. The conference consists of five formal presentations, three policy panels, and in-depth discussions.
Perspectives on monetary policy strategy.