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SIEPR Spotlights

Mark Duggan, the Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, spoke to the SIEPR Associates about Understanding the Entitlement Program Challenge: A Case of Social Security Disability. Mark who is a health economist will begin as SIEPR Director in September, 2015.

13 economists, including four from Stanford (Lawrence Goulder, Charlie Kolstad, Michael Wara, and Frank Wolak) weigh in on the Obama Administration’s recent Clean Power Plan to reduce emissions from existing fossil power plants.

The media coverage includes the University of Chicago News, Climate Central, NBC News, and the Examiner

Upcoming Events

Events are by invitation only
January 9, 2015

Remembering Ronald I. McKinnon
Conference Agenda
January 30, 2015
SIEPR Policy Forum

The App Economy
February 3, 2015
Business Tax Reform and Economic Growth

Associates meeting with Jason Furman.
February 13, 2015

Thinking Historically About Banking Crises and Bailouts
Abramovitz lecture

February 26-28, 2015

SCID Trade Conference


News & Views

What next? Cites a forthcoming paper co-authored by Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at SIEPR Mark Duggan (with Audrey Guo and Courtney Coile), that found decreasing labor force participation among young veterans coincides with increased access to disability benefits. The Economist, December 6, 2014
How Game Theory Helped Improve New York City’s High School Application Process. Quotes Al Roth, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, on his work with Atila Abdulkadiroglu of Duke University and Parag Pathak of M.I.T. on attacking the problem of New York City's public high school sorting problem about a decade ago. New York Times, December 5, 2014
George Shultz gone solar. Now that's a sign of thawing in the US climate debate. Features George Shultz, Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Honorary Chairman of SIEPR, on his personal and professional efforts to combat global warming. Bloomberg Businessweek, December 1, 2014
Jurors to hear Steve Jobs testimony at Apple trial. Quotes Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, and Senior Fellow at SIEPR, on the upcoming class-action lawsuit in a California federal court over Apple's iPod music players. Bloomberg Businessweek, December 1, 2014

SIEPR Highlights

Student of the Month - Alvaro Alliende

Alvaro is a husband, father and entrepreneur who is passionate about finance, education and housing. e is the co-founder of Alza (a crowd-funding company that provides loans to small businesses in Chile), Fundación Incide (a nonprofit that provides scholarships for low-income students in rural Chile) and Fundación CasaBásica (an emergency housing nonprofit that deals with over-crowding conditions in Chile and Peru).

The Minneapolis Federal Reserve President and CEO, Narayana Kocherlakota, speaks to the Fourth Annual State of the West audience about the Bakken oil boom in Montana and North Dakota and about monetary policy, and how these topics are related.