The defense of economic sanctions is that they are a better alternative than a lot of other strategies — the most obvious one being war. But that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be scrutinised — not just for their effectiveness, but also for their political and ethical implications. It has been repeatedly found that economic…
Alice Rivlin, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and an important player in the first Clinton and Obama administrations, will receive the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research’s (SIEPR) $100,000 prize this year for her efforts to help people through economic policy. Rivlin is a veteran of economic policy, having served as vice chair…
Nobel Prize-winning economist and Bartlett Burnap Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, Douglass North died on Nov. 23, 2015, at the age of 95 in his home at Benzonia, Michigan.
The Daily sat down with Burke to discuss his research about the global economic impacts of climate change.
Piketty lectured on his 2013 bestseller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, last Friday in Memorial Auditorium. Capital explores wealth and income inequality in U.S. and western European economies. This lecture was part of a joint venture between the Stanford Economics Department and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, which hosted Piketty as part of their Kenneth Arrow lecture series.
Three weeks ago, professor of economics Mark Duggan assumed the directorship of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). The Daily sat down with him to hear about his plans for expanding undergraduate research in economic policy and better communicating research to policymakers.
Over the summer, Stanford President John Hennessy approved 19 new professoriate appointments that were reviewed and submitted by the Advisory Board of Stanford’s Academic Council.
Nathan Rosenberg, Stanford’s Fairleight S. Dickinson Jr. Professor of Public Policy, emeritus, died at the age of 87 on Aug. 24. He was best known for his work on the economic history of technology, and his ideas explored both the source of technological advancement, as well as the role of uncertainty in innovation.