The former President of Yale University is now the new CEO of Coursera. Listen as Rick Levin, SIEPR Consulting Professor, explains why MOOC's (massive open online courses) are having an impact on both students and universities alike.
SIEPR Director, John Shoven, answers questions about Financing 30-Year Retirements with 40-Year Careers: A Discussion of Social Security and Retirement Policy in this short video.
Events are by invitation only
November 6-7, 2014
SCID China Conference
November 6, 2014 Unfunded Retiree Healthcare—the Elephant in the Room
Associates meeting with Robert Pozen, former chairman of MFS Investment Management, the oldest mutual fund company in the United States.
December 9, 2014 Understanding the Entitlement Program Challenge:
A Case Study of Social Security Disability Insurance
Associates event with Mark Duggan, The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics and incoming Director of SIEPR
Getting more poor kids into college won’t fix income inequality. Cites research
co-authored by Caroline Hoxby, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and SIEPR, and Christopher Avery of Harvard on
their findings that "the vast majority of
low-income high achievers do not apply to any
selective college"; also cites Sean Reardon,
Professor at the Graduate School of Education, on
the increasing achievement gap between children
from high- and low-income families. Washington Post, October 23, 2014
Can you Uber a burger? Quotes Al Roth, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, on the economic advantages the restaurants derive from the services that sell reservations for tables at peak times. New York Times, October 21, 2014
Pentagon warns climate change will intensify conflict. Quotes Charles D. Kolstad, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and at the Precourt Institute for Energy, on the continuing issue of climate change as a national security risk. Bloomberg, October 13, 2014
2014's most and least energy efficient states. Features James Sweeney, Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Director of the Precourt Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and SIEPR Senior Fellow, as an expert in how environmentally conscious practices can help prevent costly damage to the planet and go easy on one's wallet. WalletHub, not dated
Ryan Triolo is an M.P.P. student focused on energy and environmental policy with a specific interest in energy system modeling for policy analysis. He recently co-authored a research paper on modeling natural gas use in the transportation sector of the United States.
At the September Associates meeting, Douglas Bernheim, the Edward Ames Edmunds Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Department at Stanford University asked the question Does Financial Education Promote Financial Competence?