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Kevin M. Warsh

32nd Annual Economic Policy Conference

by Kevin Warshvia Market Watch
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh gave a presentation on March 8, 2016, at the 32nd Annual Economic Policy Conference titled "Challenging the Groupthink of the Guild."

Analysis and Commentary

Banning The Benjamin Would Reduce Freedom

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, March 4, 2016

Larry Summers is a bootlegger and a Baptist.

Analysis and Commentary

First Friday Of The Month Jobs Report

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Strong numbers: Obama's policies are working says some Obama economic spokesman. Weak Numbers: We don't pay attention to one month's data says some Obama economic spokesman. We look at the long-term trend. Obama has created millions of jobs. His policies are working.

Policy Seminar with Robert Barro

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Robert Barro, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University, discussed his recent paper (joint with Gordon Liao) “OptionsPricing Formula with Disaster Risk.” 

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On The Case Against A VAT

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 29, 2016

Take Europe, where the VAT is a major source of government revenue. When Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands adopted a VAT--all between 1968 and 1971--their stated revenue goal was neutrality: Gains in revenue from the VAT...

Analysis and Commentary

Official Data On US Global Trade And Trade With China In 2015

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, February 29, 2016

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes statistics on US international economic and financial transactions with the rest of the world.

Analysis and Commentary

Should The U.S. Adopt A Value-Added Tax?

by David R. Hendersonvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Supporters say a VAT can be good for economic growth. Critics say it encourages wasteful government spending.

Policy Seminar with Brad Larsen

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Brad Larsen, Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discussed his work on “Occupational Licensing and Quality: Distributional and Heterogeneous Effects in the Teaching Profession.”

In the News

Dodd-Frank’s Impact On Revolving Consumer Credit

mentioning John B. Taylorvia American Action Forum
Monday, January 25, 2016

Research from the American Action Forum (AAF) finds that Dodd-Frank financial reform has led to a 14.5 percent drop in consumer revolving credit since 2010. AAF examined the impact of Dodd-Frank on revolving credit, such as credit cards and debt that is paid off periodically, and found significant impacts from the law.


Ed Lazear Discusses The Fed On The Santelli Exchange

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Santelli Exchange (CNBC)
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses growth expectations, global economies, and decisions at the Fed.


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