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SIEPR Policy Forum: What's Next for California

Event Details:

Friday, November 2, 2018
12:00am - 11:55pm PDT


SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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Jerry Brown

As Election Day nears, SIEPR will explore issues facing the next California governor as he sets priorities. The choices he and California legislators make could determine if there will be clear skies or rainy days ahead. 

Join an A-list of California policymakers, practitioners, and academics for a daylong Policy Forum at SIEPR featuring a conversation with Governor Jerry Brown!




Admission closed. Registration is required.


A Primer on California State Finances

Why California is better off than eight years ago
Michael Cohen, Chief Financial Officer, CalPERS
Mark Duggan, The Trione Director and Senior Fellow, SIEPR

 A Rainy Day Ahead?

What a recession or bear market could mean to the Golden State
Jonathan Coslet, Chief Investment Officer, TPG Capital 
Gabriel Petek, Managing Director and Sector Leader, U.S. States Group of the U.S. Public Finance Division of S&P Global Ratings
Gopi Shah Goda, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, SIEPR
 Gabriel Petek Slides


Governor Jerry Brown
Olivia Martin, Chair of Stanford in Government (SIG)

 A Thunderhead: Pensions and Unfunded Liabilities

How pension and retirement costs could crowd out public services
Eric Filseth, Vice Mayor, City of Palo Alto
Sam Liccardo, Mayor, City of San Jose
Judy Lin, Fiscal Reporter, CALmatters
Joe Nation, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Stanford University
David Crane, Lecturer in Public Policy, Stanford University; President of Govern for California
 Eric Filseth Slides
 Sam Liccardo Slides
 Judy Lin Slides

 Poverty, the Safety Net, and Building a More Inclusive Economy

Reducing poverty and rebuilding a middle class
Sarah Bohn, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Don Howard, President and Chief Executive Officer, The James Irvine Foundation
Derecka Mehrens, Executive Director, Working Partnerships USA
Lenny Mendonca, Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
 Sarah Bohn Slides

Less Affordable, Less Desirable? A Look at Housing Costs and Taxes

Tackling high housing costs and taxes
Irena Asmundson, Chief Economist, California Department of Finance
Chris Campbell, Principal, Deloitte Tax LLP
Shannon Peloquin, Partner, McKinsey
Joshua Rauh, SIEPR Senior Fellow, Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Hoover Institution and the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business
 Shannon Peloquin Slides

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