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Raghuram Rajan: Higher Oil Pricing Is An Emerging Issue

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says that when oil prices came down, because India imports oil, it showed up as an addition to GDP. Now that oil prices are going up it will show up as a subtraction from GDP, and that certainly is an area for concern going forward.

In the News

Will Trump’s Offshore Oil Plans Prove Toxic For Gop Incumbents In California?

quoting Bill Whalenvia McClatchy DC
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

As coastal Republicans in Florida and the Carolinas lobby the Trump administration to exempt their states from new offshore oil drilling plans, their GOP counterparts in California have largely been silent, apparently torn between angering voters at home and upsetting their pro-drilling colleagues in Congress.

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Land of Many Uses?

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Public lands should be public—not private playgrounds. The administration’s scrutiny of national monuments could restore this principle. 

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The Libertarian: Climate Change, The Law, And Economics

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, January 19, 2018

Suing oil companies isn't a serious way to address climate change.


Richard Epstein: Don Deblasio Tilts With The Windmills Of Exxon And Shell

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Is Global Warming A Public Nuisance?"

Analysis and Commentary

2017 Is A Record-Breaker -- And Not In A Good Way

by Alice Hillvia CNN
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As this year comes to a close, 2017 is on track to set the all-time record for the most billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in any single year in US history.

Analysis and Commentary

A Plea For The Renewal Of The ISBR

by Henry I. Miller, Giovanni Tagliabue, Marcel Kuntz, Klaus Ammannvia Cell Press Reviews
Friday, November 17, 2017

The recent meeting of the International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR) focused on so-called genetically modified organisms. For decades, in most regulatory frameworks, recombinant DNA-modified organisms have been the wrong focus of unbalanced agri-food regulations. The ISBR should instead adopt a scientifically defensible and truly risk-based perspective, abandoning a misleading pseudo-category.

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How the West Was Wired

by James L. Sweeneyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

California’s electrical power capacity is bottled up by an inefficient regional network. Here’s a bright idea: fix that grid. 

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Area 45: Trump’s Energy Strategy, The Nuclear Option, Featuring Jeremy Carl

interview with Jeremy Carl, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A new approach to federal energy policy.


Alice Hill Discusses Whether We Are Spending Enough On Disaster Preparation

interview with Alice Hillvia Marketplace
Friday, September 15, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Alice Hill discusses how to prepare for and how to spend our money wisely before and after disasters.


Research Teams

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.