Hoover Institution fellow Josh Rauh gave a presentation to the OECD on "The Future Of (Partially) Funded Pension Systems" on June 21, 2017.
Writing about Bitcoin’s future is a fool’s errand, so here goes: The cryptocurrency’s long-term value is dependent on whether it becomes a regular, widely-used medium of exchange. That’s why Bitcoin enthusiasts should temper their confidence in their predictive abilities following Stripe’s announcement Tuesday that it would stop accepting transactions denominated in Bitcoins.
From Bitcoin's inception in 2009 through mid-2017, its price remained under $4,000. In the second half of 2017, it climbed dramatically to nearly $20,000, but descended rapidly starting in mid-December. The peak price coincided with the introduction of bitcoin futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The talk was all about crises -- both past and future -- as some of the world’s leading economists gathered at a conference over the weekend. While former Federal Reserve chair Ben S. Bernanke and University of California at Berkeley Professor Barry Eichengreen used presentations at a Nobel Symposium in Stockholm to address the implications and effects of past financial turbulence, others cast a wary eye on the next episode.
Michael Boskin On The John Batchelor Show: Meet The Future With The Utopian Democrats: 1 Of 2: & What Is To Be Done?
(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Boskin discusses his Project Syndicate article "Electing America’s Economic Future."
Michael Boskin On The John Batchelor Show: Meet The Future With The Utopian Democrats: 2 Of 2: & What Is To Be Done?
(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Boskin discusses his Project Syndicate article "Electing America’s Economic Future."
A distinguished panel of experts provided thoughtful, substantive insights at the India Community Center here into Indo-U.S. relations that suggested that while the future of relations between the world’s oldest democracy and the world’s largest democracy appears to be very bright, it is by no means a given, and continued efforts need to be sustained to ensure the two nations continue to nurture a harmonious and mutually beneficial relationship...
Senior Fellow Michael Spence’s The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World book talk
Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discussed his new book, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, at the Hoover Institution on May 24, 2011. Spence talked about how the pattern of economic growth before World War II led to enormous gaps in wealth and living standards between the industrialized West and the rest of the world.
On Friday, January 24, Hoover senior fellow and Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Joshua Rauh finished his online course The Finance of Retirement and Pensions with a symposium entitled “Innovative Ideas for the Future of US Public-Sector Pensions.” Watch the webcast
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In thinking about the future of monetary policy, it’s important to consider legislative reforms and appointments, but it’s also important to consider the economic models that have come to be a key part of policy making in central banks. The Bank of Canada showed a great deal of vision last week when it invited economists and practitioners to discuss “Central Bank Models: The Next Generation.”
The title of this post is the subtitle of a talk I gave in about 2004 at Santa Clara University. The whole title was "Social Security: The Nightmare in Your Future." I had two goals: (1) to get students paying attention to how much they were likely to pay in Social Security taxes for not very good benefits--I also threw in Medicare, which was worse; and (2) to get them to think seriously about ending Social Security and Medicare, both of which I called "intergenerational abuse."
On March 30, the Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Global Markets convened a one-day policy workshop on the future of central banking.
On March 16, 2015, the Hoover Institution and the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation hosted a talk about Modern American Conservatism at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C.
Andrew McAfee, Megan McArdle, and Lee Ohanian talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts on the future of work. Recorded before a live audience at the 33rd Santa Barbara Economic Summit, the conversation begins with each participant making a brief set of remarks on the topic. Topics discussed include the traits that might be rewards in a world of smart machines, reforming the educational system to prepare people for the changing economy, reforming immigration, and policies that might help the labor market work more effectively.
David Autor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the future of work and the role that automation and smart machines might play in the workforce. Autor stresses the importance of Michael Polanyi's insight that many of the things we know and understand cannot be easily written down or communicated. Those kinds of tacit knowledge will be difficult for smart machines to access and use. In addition, Autor argues that fundamentally, the gains from machine productivity will accrue to humans. The conversation closes with a discussion of the distributional implications of a world with a vastly larger role for smart machines.
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Has the trans-Atlantic alliance been stretched to a breaking point?