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SIEPR Spotlights


The former President of Yale University is now the new CEO of Coursera. Listen as Rick Levin, SIEPR Consulting Professor, explains why MOOC's (massive open online courses) are having an impact on both students and universities alike.


SIEPR Director, John Shoven, answers questions about Financing 30-Year Retirements with 40-Year Careers: A Discussion of Social Security and Retirement Policy in this short video.

Upcoming Events

Events are by invitation only


November 6-7, 2014

SCID China Conference

November 6, 2014
Unfunded Retiree Healthcare—the Elephant in the Room
Associates meeting with Robert Pozen, former chairman of MFS Investment Management, the oldest mutual fund company in the United States.
November 13, 2014

State of the West
Agenda
December 9, 2014
Understanding the Entitlement Program Challenge:
A Case Study of Social Security Disability Insurance

Associates event with Mark Duggan, The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics and incoming Director of SIEPR
 

News & Views

Getting more poor kids into college won’t fix income inequality. Cites research co-authored by Caroline Hoxby, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and SIEPR, and Christopher Avery of Harvard on their findings that "the vast majority of low-income high achievers do not apply to any selective college"; also cites Sean Reardon, Professor at the Graduate School of Education, on the increasing achievement gap between children from high- and low-income families. Washington Post, October 23, 2014
Can you Uber a burger? Quotes Al Roth, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, on the economic advantages the restaurants derive from the services that sell reservations for tables at peak times. New York Times, October 21, 2014
Pentagon warns climate change will intensify conflict. Quotes Charles D. Kolstad, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and at the Precourt Institute for Energy, on the continuing issue of climate change as a national security risk. Bloomberg, October 13, 2014
2014's most and least energy efficient states. Features James Sweeney, Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Director of the Precourt Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and SIEPR Senior Fellow, as an expert in how environmentally conscious practices can help prevent costly damage to the planet and go easy on one's wallet. WalletHub, not dated

SIEPR Highlights

Student of the Month - Ryan Triolo

Ryan Triolo is an M.P.P. student focused on energy and environmental policy with a specific interest in energy system modeling for policy analysis. He recently co-authored a research paper on modeling natural gas use in the transportation sector of the United States.

At the September Associates meeting, Douglas Bernheim, the Edward Ames Edmunds Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Department at Stanford University asked the question Does Financial Education Promote Financial Competence?