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Tale of Two Recoveries

Dr. Tyler Goodspeed is the Kleinheinz Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. From 2020-21 he was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President, having previously served as Member, Chief Economist for Macroeconomic Policy, and Senior Economist for public finance and macroeconomics. Before joining the Council, he […]

November 17, 2021

Jason Brennan on Getting Rich, Alternative to Democracy and the Moral Failures of Universities

Jason F. Brennan is an American philosopher and business professor. He is currently the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Brennan writes about democratic theory, the ethics of voting, competence and power, freedom, and the moral foundations of […]

October 27, 2021

Charles Calomiris on FinTech

Dr. Charles Calomiris joins Dr. Scott Bauguess and Dr. Cesare Fracassi to discuss FinTech.  Charles W. Calomiris is the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School and a Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He recently served as Chief Economist and Senior Deputy Comptroller […]

October 5, 2021

America’s Response to 9/11: Looking Back on 20 Years of Foreign Policy

Three writers with different approaches to foreign policy reflect on 20 years of America’s military response to 9/11. For more information on the speakers in this panel, please visit the event page here.

September 13, 2021

Valentin Bolotnyy on the Gender Pay Gap

Valentin Bolotnyy is an economist at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He works on topics across public and labor economics, often partnering with government agencies to improve public services and gain insight into social behavior. 

March 30, 2021

Casey Mulligan on the Book “You’re Hired! Untold Successes and Failures of a Populist President”

Casey B. Mulligan is an American economist and author. He is a Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. From 2018 to 2019 he served as the chief economist of the Council of Economic Advisors at The White House.

February 6, 2021

Tom Gilligan on Stakeholder Capitalism

Thomas W. Gilligan is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Gilligan served as the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution from the fall of 2015 through the fall of 2020.  He is a scholar in economics and political science.

November 18, 2020

Tyler Cowen on the Economics of Big Business, Progress, and Pandemics

Tyler Cowen is the Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University and serves as chairman and faculty director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

November 10, 2020

Glenn Loury on The Role of Universities in America’s Social Unrest Over Race and Inequality

Glenn Lowry is a Professor of Social Science and Economics at Brown University. Hear what Glenn Loury has to say about the role of universities in this matter. Watch the interview on YouTube:

October 21, 2020

Jennifer Doleac on the Criminal Justice System

Jennifer Doleac is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Justice Tech Lab at Texas A&M University. Hear what Jennifer Doleac has to say about the criminal justice system. Watch the interview on YouTube:

October 20, 2020
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