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

SIEPR Policy Forum: What's Next for California

SIEPR Policy Forum: What's Next for California

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!




SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford University


Admission closed. Registration is required.

Leslie Murray
A Primer on California State Finances
Presenter(s) : 

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?
Presenter(s) : 

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

Presenter(s) : 

Olivia Martin, Chair of Stanford in Government (SIG)

A Thunderhead: Pensions and Unfunded Liabilities
Presenter(s) : 

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

Poverty, the Safety Net, and Building a More Inclusive Economy
Presenter(s) : 

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

Less Affordable, Less Desirable? A Look at Housing Costs and Taxes
Presenter(s) : 

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