Stephen Haber, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Victor Menaldo, a national fellow at the Hoover Institution in 2009–10, worked together to write Rainfall, Human Capital, and Democracy, which has received excellent reviews from the Wall Street Journal. They say, the parts of the world suited to grain-growing have developed the institutions that build equitably distributed human capital and hence democracy.” Click here to read the full article.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University Law School, discussed economic inequality with PBS news correspondent Paul Solmen in Making Sense. In Epstein’s view, inequality in a free market system may be an incentive for people to create wealth. “If in fact it turns out that inequality creates an incentive for people to produce and create wealth, it’s a wonderful force for innovation,” Epstein states.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Joseph D. McNamara, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chief of police for the city of San Jose, California, are two of seven invited contributors to a New York Times debate. Epstein talks about the Second Amendment in his “Misinterpreting the Right to Bear Arms.” McNamara’s response is titled “Not All Convicts Are Created Equal.”
The Talk of the Tower, fall edition, is now available. It includes an introduction to new Hoover fellow Joshua D. Rauh, Advancing a Free Society’s new issue-specific channels, former president George W. Bush’s appearance on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, the ten newly elected members of the Board of Overseers, the Leadership Forum, and a section on Hoover fellows speaking at Stanford and on the road.
From Hoover Press: Free Markets under Siege: Cartels, Politics, and Social Welfare, by Richard A. Epstein
Free Markets under Siege: Cartels, Politics, and Social Welfare (Hoover Press, 2008) is being released by the Hoover Institution as part of its new Hoover Classics series. The series features reissues of significant books published by Hoover Press that have helped to shape public policy and opinion.
Stephen H. Haber, the Helen and Peter Bing Senior Fellow at Hoover and the A. A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in Stanford’s Department of Political Science, was announced as the recipient of the 2012 Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize at Stanford University. This is the second major teaching award Haber received during graduation week; at the graduation ceremony, Haber accepted the Walter G. Gores Teaching Award.
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.
Hoover fellows Michael McFaul and David Satter testify on Russia before House Foreign Affairs Committee
Hoover Institution fellows Michael McFaul and David Satter presented testimony on recent political developments in Russia before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on May 17.
Join the Hoover Institution in a panel discussion exploring: Implications of the Reykjavik Summit on its Twentieth Anniversary.
On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, Hoover fellows Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University, and Harvey Mansfield, the Carol G. Simon Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University, received Bradley Prizes.
The ten-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks recently passed. Shortly after September 11, 2001, Uncommon Knowledge host Peter Robinson interviewed George P. Shultz on the war on terrorism in “Enemy at the Gates: The War on Terrorism.” “We should change the inflection in our voices when we say, that's history.
How has 9/11 affected our society today? Shortly after 9/11, Uncommon Knowledge host Peter Robinson interviewed Milton Friedman on the economic impact of the September 11 attacks. The recording is titled “Economics and War: The Economic Impact of the War on Terrorism.” The September 11 attacks in New York and Washington have already cost America thousands of lives and billions of dollars in damages. But those are only the direct costs. How severe and how lasting will the impact be on our economy as whole?
On December 17, 2011, Michael McFaul, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University, was confirmed as the next United States ambassador to Russia. McFaul is currently on leave from his position at Hoover to serve as special assistant to President Obama for national security affairs and senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs at the National Security Council. McFaul has become known in Washington as a passionate defender of Mr. Obama’s policy, arguing that the United States can speak out on democracy and Georgia while still seeking cooperation with Moscow in other areas.
Read more about McFaul’s appointment in Businessweek.
Canadian minister of defense visits Hoover and cites a long history of cooperation between the United States and Canada
Acknowledging the long history of cooperation between the United State and Canada during times of armed conflict, the Honorable Peter MacKay, Canada’s minister of national defense, cited that cooperation in a roundtable meeting with Hoover fellows on Thursday, February 23, 2012, the culmination of the minister’s daylong meetings in Silicon Valley and at Stanford University.
The roundtable, hosted by Condoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow at Hoover, included discussions of the future of NATO, the conflict in Afghanistan and its implication for future conflicts, and the use of technology in intelligence gathering, all of which relate to the importance of international security and defense cooperation, Canada’s contributions to global security, and the strength of Canada’s long-standing defense and security relationship with the United States.
Stephen Haber, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the A. A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford, was recently awarded the 2012 Premio Manuel Espinosa Yglesias for best essay on banking and foreign entry into Mexico from the book These Are the ‘Good Old Days’: Foreign Entry and the Mexican Banking System, written with Aldo Musacchio.
Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.
- William Martin notes, 1915–33
- Constantine M. Panunzio papers, 1921–45
- Polish American Congress records, 1971–2010
- James Robert Huntley papers, 1949–2010
- Lewis H. Gann and Peter Duignan papers, 1911-2002