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SIEPR Spotlights

John Lipsky, a Senior Fellow at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a SIEPR Advisory Board Member, and Lawrence Summers, Former Secretary of the Treasury and the Mark and Sheila Wolfson Distinguished Visiting Scholar at SIEPR, share their views on numerous global economic issues at the 12th Annual SIEPR Economic Summit. The video summary of the session is above.

On March 3, 2015, John B. Taylor testified before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in the United States Senate on Requirements for the Fed to Describe Its Strategy .
Other recent Senate testimony by SIEPR scholars:
Michael J. Boskin presented Tax Reform: The Growth Imperative testimony to the Senate Finance Committee on February 24, 2015.
Mark Duggan gave testimony before the United States Senate on February 11, 2015. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was the topic.

Upcoming Events

Events are by invitation only

April 13, 2015
Fifteenth Annual Huang Lian Memorial Award And Lecture by Chong-En Bai, Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor, Deputy Dean, and Chairman of the Economics Department in the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University.

April 16, 2015
Challenging Times for the World Economy
Associates meeting with Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England.
May 12, 2015
How Much Damage Did the Great Recession Inflict on the Productive Capacity of the US Economy?
David Wilcox, Director of the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board.
Re-Igniting India's Growth: Perspectives from Business, Engineering, Medicine, and Economics
Annual SCID India Conference
May 28-29, 2015

News & Views

What Obama Could Learn About Negotiating With Iran From My $2,000 Used Car. Cites research from Alvin Roth, Nobel laureate, Professor of Economics, and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, on risk and negotiation; also cites alumnus Marwan Sinaceur. Time, March 25, 2015
Despite drought, Bay Area water district executives reap generous pay. Quotes Joe Nation, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, on driving factors in executive pay at public water districts. Inside Bay Area, March 14, 2015
Stanford economic summit to eye global economy, threats. SIEPR's recent accomplishments are the focus of Stanford Report article, March 12, 2015
Stanford study shows benefits of migration within developing countries despite challenges to informal social safety net. Highlights the policy brief by Melanie Morten, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics. Stanford Report, March 11, 2015
Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time since dot-com boom. Quotes John Shoven, Professor of Economics and Director of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, on the Nasdaq's slow ascent to closing above 5,000 for the first time since hitting that milestone nearly 15 years ago. San Jose Mercury News, March 2, 2015

SIEPR Highlights

The End of Expensive Oil?
By Frank A. Wolak

Student of the Month - Stefan Norgaard

Stefan is a senior majoring in both Public Policy and Urban Studies, with a concentration in Growth and Development Policy as informed by the social sector in developing democracies.

In his February 26th talk at SIEPR, the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman, shares the Administration's five steps to Business Tax Reform and Economic Growth. The video summary of the meeting is above.