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Cancelled: 2020 SIEPR Economic Summit

Event Details:

Friday, March 13, 2020
8:00am - 8:15pm PDT


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

This event is open to:


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 canceled.

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.


By invitation only


Complimentary valet parking available


Sheraton Palo Alto — $249 per night

Deadline for Reservations:
Friday, February 14, 2020

Book your reservation online.


Friday, March 13, 2020

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    Welcoming Remarks

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

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    Morning Keynote

    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

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    U.S. Political Economy

    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

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    Tax Policy and Inequality

    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

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    Afternoon Keynote

    Mellody Hobson, President & Co-CEO, Ariel Investments


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

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    5G: The Potential of the Technology

    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

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    Economics in the Arts

    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

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    Break - Move to Critical Issues Sessions

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    Critical Issues Sessions

    I. Education and Inequality

    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

    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

    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 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

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    Dinner and Evening Keynote

    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

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