Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2016.
Book — xviii, 326 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.
How can central banks deliver credible commitment and be "emergency institutions?" / Paul Tucker
Policy rule legislation in practice / David H. Papell, Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy and Ruxandra Prodan
Goals versus rules as Central Bank performance measures / Carl E. Walsh
Institutional design : deliberations, decisions, and committee dynamics / Kevin M. Warsh
Some historical reflections on the governance of the Federal Reserve / Michael D. Bordo
Panel on independence, accountability, and transparency in central bank governance / Charles I. Plosser, George P. Shultz, and John C. Williams.
A central bank needs authority and a sphere of independent action. But a central bank cannot become an unelected Czar with sweeping, unaccountable discretionary power. How can we balance the central bank's authority and independence with needed accountability and constraints? Drawn from a 2015 Hoover Institution conference, this book features distinguished scholars and policy makers' discussing this and other key questions about the Fed. Going beyond the widely talked about decision of whether to raise interest rates, they focus on a deeper set of questions, including, among others, How should the Fed make decisions? How should the Fed govern its internal decision-making processes? What is the trade-off between greater Fed power and less Fed independence? And how should Congress, from which the Fed ultimately receives its authority, oversee the Fed? The contributors discuss whether central banks can both follow rule-based policy in normal times but then implement a discretionary do-what-it-takes approach to stopping financial crises. They evaluate legislation, recently proposed in the US House and Senate, that would require the Fed to describe its monetary policy rule and, if and when it changed or deviated from its rule, explain the reasons. And they discuss to best ways to structure a committee-like the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets interest rates-to make good decisions, as well as offer historical reflections on the governance of the Fed and much more. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2015.
Book — xviii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Background facts / James Piereson
The broad-based rise in return to top talent / Joshua D. Rauh
The economic determinants of top income inequality / Charles I. Jones
Intergenerational mobility and income inequality / Jörg L. Spenkuch
The effects of redistribution policies on growth and unemployment / Casey B. Mulligan
Income and wealth in America / Kevin M. Murphy and Emmanuel Saez
Conclusions and solutions / John H. Cochrane, Lee E. Ohanian, and George P. Shultz
Remembering Gary Becker / Edward P. Lazear and George P. Shultz.
Drawing from a 2014 Hoover Institution Conference on Inequality in honor of Gary Becker, a group of distinguished contributors explore various measures of inequality in America and address the issue of whether or not it is increasing. In looking at this question and examining policy implications, the authors draw on research on human capital and intergenerational mobility. The authors suggest that the emphasis on inequality and redistribution, while not wrong, is nevertheless misplaced, for it may lead us to adopt policies that will disrupt the progress we have made while doing nothing to promote the kind of growth that is essential to national progress. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Советской-финляндская война 1939-1940 гг : дипломатия, военные действия, пропаганда, люди : материалы международной научной конференции, 12 марта 2015 г. (Санкт-Петербург) - 13 марта 2015 г. (Выборг)
Sankt-Peterburg : Regionalʹnai͡a obshchestvennai͡a organizat͡sii͡a "Istoricheskiĭ klub Leningradskoĭ oblasti,", 2015. Санкт-Петербург : Региональная общественная организация "Исторический клуб Ленинградской области," 2015.
6. NAFTA's next twenty years and lessons for future trade liberalization.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was bold and controversial from the start. When first conceived, it was far from obvious that it would be possible given the circumstances of the times. Drawing from a December 2013 Hoover Institution conference on NAFTA at 20, this book brings together distinguished academics who have studied the effects of NAFTA with high-level policy makers to present a comprehensive view of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It looks at the conception, creation, outcomes so far, and the future of NAFTA from the perspective of economists, historians, and the aforementioned policy makers in the words of those who actually participated in the negotiations and research. In the context of the fundamental economic and political transformation of North America, they discuss the trade, real wage, and welfare gains that NAFTA has produced for the United States, Mexico, and Canada, along with a review of the major energy markets within and among the three countries. They include lessons from NAFTA for the future, both for NAFTA itself and for other trade agreements, and stress the importance of political leadership and providing information on the benefits of trade liberalization to voters and potentially ill-informed politicians who hear most loudly from the opponents. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Concern about the threat posed by nuclear weapons has preoccupied the United States and presidents of the United States since the beginning of the nuclear era. Nuclear Security draws from papers presented at the 2013 meeting of the American Nuclear Society examining worldwide efforts to control nuclear weapons and ensure the safety of the nuclear enterprise of weapons and reactors against catastrophic accidents. The distinguished contributors, all known for their long-standing interest in getting better control of the threats posed by nuclear weapons and reactors, discuss what we can learn from past successes and failures and attempt to identify the key ingredients for a road ahead that can lead us toward a world free of nuclear weapons. The authors review historical efforts to deal with the challenge of nuclear weapons, with a focus on the momentous arms control negotiations between U.S. president Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. They offer specific recommendations for reducing risks that should be adopted by the nuclear enterprise, both military and civilian, in the United States and abroad. Since the risks posed by the nuclear enterprise are so high, they conclude, no reasonable effort should be spared to ensure safety and security. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xvii, 370 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Designing and building nuclear weapons to meet high safety standards / by Sidney D. Drell
A personal account of steps toward achieving safer nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal / by Robert L. Peurifoy
The interplay between civilian and military nuclear risk assessment , and sobering lessons from Fukushima and the space shuttle / by Christopher Stubbs
Long-range effects of nuclear disasters / by Raymond Jeanloz
Naval nuclear power as a model for civilian applications / by Drew Dewalt
Lessons learned of "lessons learned" : evolution in nuclear power safety and operations / by Edward Blandford and Michael May
Nuclear technology development : evolution or gamble? / by Per F. Peterson and Regis A. Matzie
The spent fuel problem / by Robert J. Budnitz
International issues related to nuclear energy / by William F. Martin and Burton Richter
Fukushima and the future of nuclear power in China and India / by Jeremy Carl
The capture theory of regulation / by Gary S. Becker
The federal regulatory process as a constraint on regulatory capture / by John F. Cogan
A comparison of government regulation of risk in the financial services and nuclear power industries / by John B. Taylor and Frank A. Wolak
Discussion notes on the economics of nuclear energy / by Michael J. Boskin
Media and public policy / by Jim Hoagland
The nuclear credibility gap : three crises / by David E. Hoffmann.
Nuclear energy can provide great benefits to society; in the form of nuclear weapons, however, it can cause death and destruction on an unparalleled scale. The challenge is how to deal with the catastrophic risk of the nuclear enterprise so as to preserve its positive elements and make economic sense. In this book, an expert group of contributors attempts to answer two key questions facing the nuclear enterprise:. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A panel of expert contributors offers its views on the risks and rewards of the nuclear enterprise, focusing on issues of safety, regulation, and public perception. Contributors discuss specific experience and issues regarding the technical safety of weapons and power plants, management operations, regulatory measures, and the importance of accurate communication by the media. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Тревога о прошлом ХХ век : работы победителей Четвертого открытого конкурса студенческих и аспирантских работ "Актуалная наука" ("Советский Соиуз, Польша и другие страны Централной и Восточной Европы в мировой политике: ХХ век") памяти О.Н. Кена = Niepokój o przeszłość XX wiek : prace zwycięzców IV Otwartego konkursu prac studenckich i doktoranckich "Aktualna nauka" ("Związek Radziecki, Polska i inne państwa Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej w polityce światowej XX wieku") poświęconego pamięci O.N. Kena
Sankt-Peterburg : Sankt-Peterburgskiĭ Institut istorii RAN, 2012. Санкт-Петербург : Санкт-Петербургский Институт истории РАН, 2012.