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Mar 11 2016

SIEPR Economic Summit 2016

SIEPR Economic Summit 2016


By invitation only

Dodge & Cox
Heidrick & Struggles

March 11, 2016

8:00am to 8:05am
Welcoming Remarks

Mark Duggan, The Trione Director of SIEPR; The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University

8:05am to 9:25am
Session I
Challenges and Opportunities for Education Reform

Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics, Stanford University; SIEPR Senior Fellow

Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder, Teach for All

Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder and President, Emerson Collective; Stanford Board of Trustees


Susanna Loeb, Barnett Family Professor of Education, Stanford University; faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis; co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education; SIEPR Senior Fellow

9:25am to 10:35am
Session II
Two Perspectives on Income Inequality in the U.S.

David Autor, Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the School of  Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative, M.I.T. 

Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University 


Mark Duggan, The Trione Director of SIEPR; The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University 

10:35am to 10:55am
10:55am to 12:05pm
Session III
The Impact of Policy and Market Forces on Renewable Energy

Lyndon Rive, CEO and Co-Founder, SolarCity 

Geisha Williams, President, PG&E Electric 


Frank Wolak, Holbrook Working Professor in Commodity Price Studies, Stanford University; Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, at the Precourt Institute, and at SIEPR 


12:05pm to 12:45pm
12:45pm to 1:30pm
Session IV
Status of U.S. – China Relations

Max Sieben Baucus, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China 


John Shoven, Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Buzz and Barbara McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus, SIEPR 

1:30pm to 2:40pm
Session V
Holding Court on NBA Economics

Steven A. Ballmer, Chairman, Los Angeles Clippers; SIEPR Board Member 

Joseph Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman, CEO and Governor, Golden State Warriors 


Rick Levin, CEO, Coursera; President Emeritus, Yale University; Consulting Professor, SIEPR 

2:40pm to 3:00pm
3:00pm to 4:10pm
Session VI
Is the Productivity Slowdown for Real?

Nick Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University; SIEPR Senior Fellow 

Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google, Inc.; Professor Emeritus, Haas School of  Business, University of California, Berkeley 


Steve Kohlhagen, SIEPR Board member

4:30pm to 5:45pm
Critical Issue Sessions
I. Does America Need Immigration Reform?

Jennifer Chacón, Edwin A. Heafey, Jr. Visiting Professor of Law, Stanford Law School 

Marshall Fitz, Managing Director of Immigration, Emerson Collective

Timothy Joseph Kane, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose


Noosheen Hashemi, President, The HAND Foundation; SIEPR Board Member 

II. Housing Market Cycles: Effects on Homeowners, Industry, and Policy

Jon Jaffe, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Lennar Corporation 

Susan Meaney, Managing Director, Makena Capital Management 

Carolina Reid, Faculty Research Advisor, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, University of California, Berkeley 


Adam Shapiro, Co-Founder, East Rock Capital; SIEPR Board Member 

III. The Transformation of Transportation

Carl Guardino, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group; Member, California Transportation Commission 

Jonathan Hall, Head of Economic Research, Uber 

Stefan Heck, CEO, Nauto, Inc.; Precourt Energy Scholar, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University 


Jesse Rogers, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Altamont Capital Partners; SIEPR Board Member 

IV. What Lies Ahead for the Health Care Sector?

Sandra R. Hernández, MD, President and CEO, California Health Care Foundation 

Bob Kocher, Partner, Venrock 

Paul Markovich, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California 


Jonathan Coslet, Senior Partner & Chief Investment Officer, TPG Capital, L.P.; SIEPR Board Member 

6:00pm to 6:45pm
6:45pm to 9:00pm
Dinner and Keynote Speaker
Outlook for the Global Economy

Jean-Claude Trichet, President, European Central Bank (2003-2011); Chairman and  CEO, Group of Thirty 



John Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University; George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution; SIEPR Senior Fellow