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Leadership or Crisis
By Leon E. Panetta
2013-14 Trione Visiting Professor Wins the John Bates Clark Medal
Matthew Gentzkow, who was the Trione Visiting Professor in the Stanford Economics Department and SIEPR in the fall of 2013, has been awarded the 2014 John Bates Clark Award as the best American economist under the age of 40. Gentzkow, 38, is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He works on such issues as bias in the press and the impact of media on society. SIEPR congratulates Matt for the well-deserved recognition.
Read more in the New York Times article.

Upcoming Events

Events are by invitation only

April 24-25, 2014

SCID WTO Conference

April 28, 2014
SCID Kuo Shu Liang Memorial Lecture given by Jianhai Lin, Secretary of the Fund and the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the International Monetary Fund on Global Economic Landscape and Challenges.

May 6, 2014
SCID Huang Lian Memorial Lecture delivered by Xiaonian Xu, Professor of Economics and Finance, and Santander Chair in Economics and Finance, CEIBS, on Economic Growth amid Social Transition.

May 13, 2014
Shifting Priorities in the Federal Budget
SIEPR Associates Meeting with Douglas W. Elmendorf,
Director of Congressional Budget Office

August 27, 2014

Conference on Economic Demography and China’s One-Child Policy
Beijing, China


News & Views

DealBook: Ackman and Valeant Prepare Unusual Hostile Bid for Maker of Botox. Quotes Ronald Gilson, Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business and Senior Fellow at Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research. New York Times, April 21, 2014
The Fat Returns in Social Security. Quotes John Shoven, Professor of Economics and Director of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, on the advantages for married couples of waiting to collect Social Security. Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2014
Oakland auditor sounds pension alarm. Quotes Joe Nation, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, on using the California Public Employees' Retirement System's market-based valuations to analyze the pension plan for Oakland, Calif. Oakland Tribune via San Jose Mercury News, April 20, 2014
UN climate report charts ways to halt global warming. Quotes Charles D. Kolstad, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, on challenge of cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions. National Geographic, April 13, 2014
How Jerry Brown Hoodwinks Reporters. By David Crane, Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Lecturer in Public Policy. Bloomberg View, April 13, 2014

SIEPR Highlights

Deputy Director Greg Rosston interviews SIEPR Senior Fellow, Jay Bhattacharya about the Affordable Care Act.
Student of the Month
- Sophia Ginez

Sophia Ginez is a senior double majoring in Economics and Public Policy, with a concentration in International Policies and National Security. Sophia is currently working on her Senior Practicum Project

Professor Susan Athey discusses Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies at the April SIEPR Associates meeting.