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SIEPR Spotlights


Obama's "Clean Power Plan" a positive step needing improvements, say Stanford economists Lawrence Goulder, Charlie Kolstad, and Frank Wolak, as well as others.

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.

Upcoming Events

Events are by invitation only
January 30, 2015
SIEPR Policy Forum

The App Economy
February 3, 2015     Postponed to February 26, 2015
Business Tax Reform and Economic Growth
Associates meeting with Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.
February 13, 2015
Thinking Historically About Banking Crises and Bailouts
Charles W. Calomiris, Columbia University
Abramovitz lecture - open to public
February 26, 2015
Business Tax Reform and Economic Growth
Associates meeting with Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Read more on Jason Furman.

February 27-28, 2015
Fourth Annual West Coast Trade Workshop
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March 13, 2015
SIEPR Economic Summit featuring Ben Bernanke and Ursula Burns
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News & Views

A Subdued Year for Securities Class Actions. Quotes Stanford Law School Professor and SIEPR Senior Fellow, Joseph A. Grundfest, on a recent report by the Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, which found that while the number of securities class actions filed in federal court budged only slightly in 2014, the size of filings as measured by shareholder losses was much smaller last year compared to 2013. Wall Street Journal, Law Blog, January 27, 2015
Law professors respond to Gallagher's accusations. Notes that Stanford law professors are among those calling on SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher Jr. to withdraw the paper he wrote with Stanford Law School Professor and SIEPR Senior Fellow, Joseph A. Grundfest, accusing Harvard's Shareholder Rights Project of filing misleading proposals in corporate elections. Pensions & Investments, January 26, 2015
A Working from Home Experiment Shows High Performers Like It Better. Co-authored by Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, and John Roberts, Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of Business, both SIEPR Senior Fellows, on their experiment with Ctrip, China's largest travel agent, about the effects of work-from-home policies. Harvard Business Review, January 23, 2015
Smart, Low-Income Students Who Shun Good Colleges. Cites research findings by Caroline Hoxby, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and SIEPR, and Christopher Avery of Harvard University, that many bright, economically disadvantaged U.S. students end up at colleges with poor graduation track records and limited resources even if they could attend better institutions and pay less money after receiving financial aid. The Atlantic, January 23, 2015

SIEPR Highlights

Student of the Month - Connie Huynh

Connie is a senior majoring in Public Policy, minoring in Economics, and concurrently pursuing a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Legal and Regulatory Intervention.

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.