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SIEPR Spotlights

Share of US Population 25-64 on SSDI

Testimony before the United States Senate
Mark Duggan, incoming SIEPR Director and the Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics gave testimony before the United States Senate on February 11, 2015. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was the topic.

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

Upcoming Events

Events are by invitation only
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

March 6, 2015
Thinking Historically About Banking Crises and Bailouts
Charles W. Calomiris, Columbia University
Abramovitz lecture - open to public
March 13, 2015
SIEPR Economic Summit featuring Ben Bernanke and Ursula Burns
April 16, 2015
Challenging Times for the World Economy
Associates meeting with Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England.

News & Views

Teva, American Zurich, BuzzBallz: intellectual property. Cites a recent study co-authored by Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, and Senior Fellow at SIEPR, and Robin Feldman of the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, which found that patent licensing is "almost entirely divorced from innovation." Washington Post with Bloomberg, February 23, 2015
Rethinking the seasonal strategy. Quotes Liran Einav, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at SIEPR, on how a notable difference between high- and low-season box-office receipts is the result of Hollywood's clustering its big releases. The New Yorker, February 23, 2015
Football’s L.A. Trick Play. Qoutes Roger Noll, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Senior Fellow at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. New York Times, February 20, 2015
Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises. Quotes Edward Lazear, Professor at the GSB and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and SIEPR, on Wal-Mart's recent decision to raise pay for nearly a half-million workers and offer what it says are more opportunities for advancement. Associated Press via New York Times, February 19, 2014

SIEPR Highlights

Student of the Month - Sara Silberstein

Sara Silberstein is an aspiring physician and a second-year MPP student. Her interest in health policy grew during her time working for a health benefits management startup in San Francisco, where she became particularly interested in health care reform.

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.