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SIEPR Spotlights

Congratulations to Gavin Wright, William Robertson Coe Professor in American Economic History and SIEPR Senior Fellow, on winning the 2014 Alice Hanson Jones Prize for his book Sharing the Prize: the Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South.
The Alice Hanson Jones Biennial Prize is awarded every other year for an Outstanding Book on North American Economic History.
Grant Miller to lead the Stanford Center for International Development
On September 1, 2014 Grant Miller took over as director of Stanford’s Center for International Development (SCID). Long-time director Nick Hope is stepping down, but will remain as China Program Director.
SCID is one of the largest and most active centers at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Its faculty and staff work on a number of issues both at home and abroad relevant to international development, economic policy, and human welfare.

Upcoming Events

Events are by invitation only
September 30, 2014

Does Financial Education Promote Financial Competence?
SIEPR Associates Meeting with Douglas Bernheim.
October 9-10, 2014

Working Longer and Retirement Conference with John Shoven

November 6, 2014

Associates event with Robert Pozen, former chairman of MFS Investment Management, the oldest mutual fund company in the United States.

November 6-7, 2014

SCID China Conference

November 13, 2014

State of the West

News & Views

Making Top Colleges Less Aristocratic and More Meritocratic. Cites Caroline Hoxby, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and SIEPR, on her research with Christopher Avery of Harvard on very-high-achieving low-income students, most of whom do not now attend or apply to selective colleges. New York Times, September 12, 2014
Economists Want More Spending on Roads and Bridges—Here’s Why. Quotes Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance in the GSB and SIEPR Senior Fellow, on the importance of infrastructure spending. Bloomberg, September 11, 2014
4 Ways to Fix Our Retirement System. Quotes John Shoven, Professor of Economics and Director of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, on the benefits of offering Social Security payroll tax relief to help repair America's retirement system. Time, September 11, 2014
OK Go: Apple ripped off our video. Quotes Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, and Senior Fellow at SIEPR, on OK Go's band manager's opinion that Apple's recent product event video is very similar to a popular OK Go music video. Bloomberg, September 9, 2014
Scotland Is Now Separate, Even If Scots Vote No. Quotes Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the SIEPR, on economic similarities between Montreal's potential separation from Canada and Scotland's potential separation from the United Kingdom. Bloomberg, September 8, 2014

SIEPR Highlights

Student of the Month - Adam Khorakiwala

Adam is a senior Public Policy major concentrating in Development and Growth Policies, with a minor in Computer Science. His passion for technology and innovative solutions in international development has led him to pursue a wide range of classes and experiences, including the GSB class Strategic Management of Non-Profits and internships in India and the Philippines.

Alvin Roth, 2012 Economics Nobel Prize recipient, gives a keynote speech on school choice at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Summer Economic Institute for Teachers at SIEPR.