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March 13, 2020 - 12:00am

Cancelled: 2020 SIEPR Economic Summit

Stanford University is closely monitoring the status of COVID-19, also called novel coronavirus, with the health and well-being of our community firmly in mind. The university has strongly encouraged the cancellation or postponement of large events scheduled on campus at least through April 15. In accordance with this policy and after consultation with officials from Stanford Environmental Health and Safety, the SIEPR Economic Summit scheduled for March 13, 2020 has been cancelled.

Cancelled: 2020 SIEPR Economic Summit

The impact of 5G. A bank alleviating poverty. Financial literacy for a new generation. National security heightened and trade limited.

This year’s SIEPR Economic Summit will examine the economic impacts of these issues, among others, and expose how they’re playing out in government agencies and businesses. Join us on Friday, March 13, 2020, for panels and keynotes featuring top scholars, business leaders and prominent policymakers.

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors: Dodge & CoxFacebook and Heidrick & Struggles.


Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305


By invitation only


Complimentary valet parking available


Sheraton Palo Alto — $249 per night

Deadline for Reservations:
Friday, February 14, 2020

Book your reservation online.

Amy Peabody

March 13, 2020

8:15am to 8:30am
Welcoming Remarks
Presenter(s) : 

Mark Duggan, The Trione Director of SIEPR, the Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University

8:30am to 9:30am
Morning Keynote
Presenter(s) : 

H.R. McMaster, Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, and Stanford University Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business


Michael McFaul, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

9:30am to 10:30am
U.S. Political Economy
Presenter(s) : 

Robert Rubin, Co-Chair Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations and Former Secretary of the Treasury

John Cochrane, the Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
10:30am to 11:00am
11:00am to 12:00pm
Tax Policy and Inequality
Presenter(s) : 

Keith Hennessey, Lecturer in Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and former Director of the National Economic Council

Lenny Mendonca, Governor's Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Newsom

Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley.


Diane Lim, Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model

12:00pm to 12:45pm
12:45pm to 1:45pm
Afternoon Keynote
Presenter(s) : 

Mellody Hobson, President & Co-CEO, Ariel Investments


Mark Duggan, the Trione Director of SIEPR, The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University

1:45pm to 2:45pm
5G: The Potential of the Technology
Presenter(s) : 

Asha Keddy, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Next Generation and Standards, and 5G Executive Officer at the Intel Corporation

Kyle Malady, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Verizon

Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commissioner.


Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

2:45pm to 3:00pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Economics in the Arts
Presenter(s) : 

Rachel Moore, President and CEO at The Music Center, Los Angeles

Joel Waldfogel, the Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics, Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota

Daniel Weiss, President and CEO, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art


Harry Elam, Vice President for the Arts, Stanford University

4:00pm to 4:15pm
Break - Move to Critical Issues Sessions
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Critical Issues Sessions
I. Education and Inequality
Presenter(s) : 

Nancy Albarrán, Superintendent of the San Jose Unified School District
Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute
Eric Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University


Robert Okun, Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University

II. Health Care and Aging
Presenter(s) : 

Gopi Shah Goda, SIEPR Deputy Director

John Shoven, the Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics

Jonathan Skinner, the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in Economics, Dartmouth.


Laura Carstensen, Founding Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and Professor, Stanford University

III. Perspectives on China
Presenter(s) : 
Lanhee Chen, the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Hongbin Li, the James Liang Director of the China Program at the Stanford King Center on Global Development
Scott Rozelle, Co-director at the Rural Education Action Program and Senior Fellow of the the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University



Qian Wang, Chief Asia-Pacific Economist and the Global Head of Vanguard Capital Market Model, Hong Kong

5:30pm to 6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:15pm
Dinner and Evening Keynote
Presenter(s) : 

David Malpass, President, World Bank Group


John Taylor, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University