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SIEPR Spotlights

John Lipsky, a Senior Fellow at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a SIEPR Advisory Board Member, and Lawrence Summers, Former Secretary of the Treasury and the Mark and Sheila Wolfson Distinguished Visiting Scholar at SIEPR, share their views on numerous global economic issues at the 12th Annual SIEPR Economic Summit. The video summary of the session is above.

On March 3, 2015, John B. Taylor testified before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in the United States Senate on Requirements for the Fed to Describe Its Strategy .
Other recent Senate testimony by SIEPR scholars:
Michael J. Boskin presented Tax Reform: The Growth Imperative testimony to the Senate Finance Committee on February 24, 2015.
Mark Duggan gave testimony before the United States Senate on February 11, 2015. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was the topic.

Upcoming Events

Events are by invitation only
May 12, 2015
How Much Damage Did the Great Recession Inflict on the Productive Capacity of the US Economy?
David Wilcox, Director of the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board.
Re-Igniting India's Growth: Perspectives from Business, Engineering, Medicine, and Economics
Annual SCID India Conference
May 28-29, 2015
June 4, 2015
What Will Determine Our Economic Future?
Associates meeting with Michael Boskin, Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics & Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and SIEPR.

News & Views

Financial Firms Move Closer to Central Clearing in Repo Market. Quotes Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance in the GSB and SIEPR Senior Fellow, on how a centralized trade clearing solution for repo is likely just a few quarters away, and the benefits it would bring. Bloomberg, April 13, 2015
Harvard Climate Protest Grows While MIT Joins Activists in Talks. Quotes Frank Wolak, Professor of Economics, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, at the Precourt Institute and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; and notes that Stanford announced in May it wouldn't invest in coal companies. Bloomberg/Washington Post, April 13, 2015
Tax Credits Don’t Necessarily Boost College Attendance, Research Finds. Features research co-authored by Caroline M. Hoxby, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and SIEPR, and George B. Bulman of the University of California, Santa Cruz, which found that higher-education tax credits, which were expanded significantly in 2009, don't affect whether or where students enroll, or what other financial aid they receive. Also mentions Stanford's enhanced financial aid program. Wall Street Journal, Real Time Economics, April 8, 2015

SIEPR Highlights

Student of the Month - Sam Chiu

Samuel Chiu is a second-year Master of Public Policy student dedicated to improving lives through the political system. A native Californian, Samuel earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, majoring in U.S. History with a minor in Dance.

The End of Expensive Oil?
By Frank A. Wolak