The Hoover Institution launched a new initiative, The Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism on Socialism, a discussion with leading scholars was hosted, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST.
Cardinal Conversations: Reid Hoffman And Peter Thiel On "Technology And Politics" Moderated By Niall Ferguson
The Hoover Institution hosted "Cardinal Conversations: Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel on 'Technology and Politics' moderated by Niall Ferguson" on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST.
David Papell, the Joel W. Sailors Endowed Professor of Economics at the University of Houston, discussed “Policy Rule Forward Guidance Following the Covid-19 Recession,” in a paper with Ruxandra Prodan. Peter Ireland, Professor of Economics at Boston College, spoke on “Some Practical Advice (from a Monetarist) to the Fed,” and John Taylor, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was the moderator.
The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Board of Overseers’ summer meeting during July 9–11, 2013.
Michael Boskin, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discussed “Why Is Social Security So Hard to Reform and What Can Be Done About It?”
Peter Thiel spoke about the basic principles that underlie innovative products and startup firms, using examples from his own experience starting up firms such as Paypal and Palantir. He emphasized the importance of creating a firm or product with characteristics of monopoly, and contrasted that idea with the distinction between monopoly and competition taught in economics.
The Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison Network is a new research network under the auspices of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and is a part of the new Macroeconomic Model Comparison Initiative (MMCI) by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) at Goethe University Frankfurt. The MMCI initiative is supported financially by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Anil Kashyap, the Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discussed “Financial Stability and Monetary Policy?” (with Caspar Siegert)
With the annual number of immigrants to the United States at an all-time high, the debate over immigration has reached a fevered pitch. Do today's immigrants come to this country just to go on welfare? Will immigration forever change America's ethnic, cultural, and political landscape?
The past century has witnessed dramatic improvements in the standard of living in the United States. Panelists will discuss the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, and national security have played in this remarkable advancement in human well-being.
Mickey Levy, Chief Economist, Americas and Asia at Berenberg Capital Markets, and Charles Plosser, former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will speak on the topic: The Fed’s New Policy Framework and the Markets.
Eric Leeper, the Paul Goodloe McIntire Professor in Economics at the University of Virginia, presented “How to Stop Deflation with Fiscal Policy: Past Lessons for the Future.” John Cochrane, the Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was the discussant, and John Taylor, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was the moderator.
Joint Conference of the Brookings Institution and the Hoover Institution:
Martin Feldstein, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research, presented “the Future of Economic Growth in the United States.”
Steve Davis, the William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, discussed “The Social Impact of Private Equity over the Economic Cycle” with John Haltiwanger, Kyle Handley, Ben Lipsius, Josh Lerner, and Javier Miranda.
Kevin Hassett, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Hoover and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discussed “An Evaluation of the Economics Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.”
Darrell Duffie, the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, spoke on "Reserves Were Not So Ample After All: Evidence from the U.S. Treasury Repo Market,” a paper with Adam Copeland and Yilin Yang. William Nelson, Chief Economist at the Bank Policy Institute, was the discussant and John Taylor, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was the moderator.
Frank Smets, Director General of the European Central Bank, presented his paper "The Euro Area: Effects of State-Dependent Forward Guidance, Large-Scale Asset Purchases, and Fiscal Stimulus in a Low-Interest-Rate Environment,” with Gunter Coenen and Carlos Montes- Galdon). Monika Piazzesi, the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics at Stanford, was the discussant and John Taylor, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was the moderator.