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SIEPR Spotlights

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 monetary policy; both topics are somewhat related.

13 economists, including four from Stanford (Lawrence Goulder, Charlie Kolstad, Michael Wara, and Frank Wolak) weigh in on the Obama Administration’s recent Clean Power Plan to reduce emissions from existing fossil power plants.

The media coverage includes the University of Chicago News, Climate Central, NBC News, and the Examiner

Upcoming Events

Events are by invitation only

November 20-21, 2014

The 2014 Lemann Dialogue At Stanford University
Conference On Education In Brazil

December 4, 2014

Financialization of Energy and Environmental Markets
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
January 7, 2014
The Wealth Building Power of Equities and the Elegance of Indexing
Associates meeting with Charles R. Schwab.

News & Views

Steve Ballmer's Clippers purchase: Don't write off tax-break potential. Quotes Roger Noll, Professor Emeritus of Economics and SIEPR Senior Fellow, on why Steve Ballmer, a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business and new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, may seek tax breaks due to purchasing the team. Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2014
Kocherlakota Would Back 2015 Rate Rise If Inflation Outlook Rose. Highlights of the speech Narayana Kocherlakota, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President and former Stanford Economics Chair, delivered at SIEPRS' Fourth Annual State of the West Symposium. Bloomberg, November 13, 2014
Bloomberg panel discussion on outlook for Bitcoin. Panelists in this video discussion include Susan Athey, Professor at the Graduate School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, deliberating Bitcoin's outlook. Bloomberg, November 12, 2014
Why patents are dying. Cites 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 the industries in which the costs of production approach zero. Forbes, November 11, 2014

SIEPR Highlights

Student of the Month - Elizabeth Carls

Elizabeth is a senior majoring in Public Policy and Economics, with a concentration in Development and Growth Policies. At Stanford, she discovered a passion for economics, organizational behavior, and systems design...

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.