The State and Local Governance Initiative at the Hoover Institution is focused on generating high-quality publishable research as evidence for policy recommendations that will aid and impact state and local government policy. Most academic literature is often driven by what is most interesting to researchers; but the availability of government datasets is more likely driven by what topics are top-of-mind for policymakers. Fundamentally, the goal of the initiative is to find the overlap between those two interests.

Joshua Rauh

Joshua D. Rauh

Senior Fellow

Joshua Rauh is the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He leads the Hoover Institution State and Local Government Initiative.

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