Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2019-2021, he served as the Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, executive secretary of the department's Commission on Unalienable Rights, and senior adviser to the...
Peter Blair Henry of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about economic development...
Russia is abuzz with talk of the Dutch disease. The current conventional wisdom as summarized in a June 20, 2001, Wall Street Journal article entitled "Russia's Strong Ruble Damps Hopes for Extended Growth" is that high commodities prices are causing an economic slowdown, threatening Russia's recovery.
"Just -- and I hope you were able to hear of some of the points that Peter was making job reaction what what what's coming out of London again."...
This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist James Delingpole discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the European Union, the Green movement, and socialized medicine. (47:41)
Milton Friedman was an unlikely candidate to become a great man...
In this Uncommon Knowledge classic from February 10, 1999, Milton Friedman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1976 and a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1977 to 2006, discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, what defines a libertarian and how Friedman balances the libertarians' desire for a small, less intrusive government with environmental, public safety, food and drug administration, and other issues.
In the Age of Discontinuity, published by Harper & Row at the height of the Vietnam War and some 25 years after the end of World War Two, management guru Peter Drucker wrote about managing change when there is a total disconnect between the past as we perceive it and the present evolving into the future. . . .
Thomas Sowell analyzes the recent housing boom and bust, beginning with the underlying economic causes that artificially inflated housing costs in certain markets.
What’s next for the United Kingdom as they exit the European Union?
Analyzing the global financial crisis and its aftermath in the United States and the United Kingdom with Kevin Warsh and George Osborne.
After introducing the opposing approaches to economics of John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman, economists Richard Epstein and John Taylor discuss U.S. monetary policy from the 1970s onward. . . .
The similarities and differences between what Franklin Roosevelt set in motion in the 1930’s and what the Biden Administration is pursuing at present.
In his new book, The Decadent Society, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat presents a theory: “Western society stopped advancing in the second half of the 20th century."
Even if there is such a thing as real appreciation of the ruble and if it takes some time for the real appreciation of the ruble to percolate through the economy, the magnitude of the changes over the past year does not warrant the conclusion that a major culprit in Russia's slowing growth is real ruble appreciation.
Getting the Macroeconomic Balances Right? Or Achieving High Growth? Are the Two Compatible in Russia?
Increasing the share of private income in GDP is the quickest path to higher growth. So long as the network of enterprise socialism enjoys its subsidy and self-subsidy powers, Russia will be hard pressed to turn in sustained high growth.