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Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Director: John B. Shoven

Deputy Director: Gregory Rosston

Institute Office: 579 Serra Mall

Phone: (650) 725-1874

Web Site:

The primary mission of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is to encourage and support research on economic policy issues in areas such as economic growth, technology policies, environmental and telecommunication regulation, tax reform, international trade, and monetary policy. SIEPR pursues four interrelated goals in support of this mission: (1) facilitating graduate student and faculty research on economic policy issues; (2) building a community of scholars conducting policy research; (3) disseminating research findings broadly; and (4) linking academics at Stanford with decision makers in business and government.

SIEPR is a University-wide research institute, involving economists from the schools of Business, Engineering, Law, Humanities and Sciences, as well as the Hoover Institution and the Institute for International Studies. Affiliated faculty and students maintain appointments in their home departments while working on SIEPR projects. In addition, scholars visiting from other institutions may apply for affiliation with SIEPR.

Much of the research at SIEPR takes place in its three research centers and six programs. The Stanford Center for International Development (SCID; Roger G. Noll, Director) fosters research on the economic problems of developing economies and economies in transition, as well as analyzing the political aspects of economic policy reform and historical episodes of reform. For more information about this center call (650) 725-8730. The Center on Employment and Economic Growth (CEEG; Tim Bresnahan, Director) is focusing on the relationship between long-term economic growth, the economic success of individuals and families in their jobs and careers, and the role played by higher education and how it can supply workers and technology in the work force. The program on regulation is part of this center. The Center for Public and Private Finance (CPPF; John B. Shoven and Michael J. Boskin, co-Directors) encompasses work on macroeconomics and monetary policy, tax and budget policy, and finance.

Separate research programs within SIEPR and their directors are the California Policy Program (Thomas MaCurdy); the Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment Program (James L. Sweeney); the Knowledge Networks and Institutions for Innovation Program (Paul A. David); the Program on the Japanese Economy (Masahiko Aoki); and the Program on Market Design (Susan Athey and Paul Milgrom).

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