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Hoover Institution

ORGANIZATION

Think tank founded 1919 on the campus of Stanford University. Hoover economists led by Milton Friedman drafted Ronald Reagan's "supply-side economics" policies (derided by George H.W. Bush as "voodoo economics" in 1980).

Publisher of Policy Review magazine.

Official Website:
http://www.hoover.stanford.edu/

Location:
Stanford, CA

Founding Date:
1919

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Abizaid
Military
1-Apr-1951   C-in-C, US Central Command, 2003-07
Spencer Abraham
Politician
12-Jun-1952   US Secretary of Energy, 2001-05
Renata Adler
Journalist
19-Oct-1938   Gone: The Last Days of the New Yorker
Richard V. Allen
Government
1-Jan-1936   Reagan National Security Advisor
Jonathan Alter
Columnist
6-Oct-1957   Newsweek Senior Editor
Michael Antonovich
Politician
12-Aug-1939   LA County Board of Supervisors
Michael Armacost
Diplomat
15-Apr-1937   US Ambassador to Japan, 1989-93
Anne L. Armstrong
Government
27-Dec-1927 30-Jul-2008 US Ambassador to the UK, 1976-77
Chuck Babington
Journalist
?   Washington Post political editor
Michael Barone
Pundit
19-Sep-1944   Almanac of American Politics
Donald R. Beall
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Rockwell, 1988-98
John Berlau
Columnist
c. 1972   Competitive Enterprise Institute
Ben Bernanke
Economist
13-Dec-1953   Federal Reserve Chairman
Clint Bolick
Activist
26-Dec-1957   Libertarian school choice activist
Robert Bork
Government
1-Mar-1927   Fired Archibald Cox, later got himself borked
Michael J. Boskin
Economist
23-Sep-1945   Economics Professor at Stanford
Karl Brandt
Economist
9-Jan-1899 8-Jul-1975 Council of Economic Advisers, 1958-61
Tom Brazaitis
Columnist
8-Aug-1940 30-Mar-2005 Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist
Ron Brownstein
Columnist
6-Apr-1958   The Los Angeles Times
Elisabeth Bumiller
Journalist
c. 1955   New York Times Washington correspondent
Mary K. Bush
Business
c. 1949   Bush International
Mary Ann Casey
Diplomat
11-Nov-1949   US Ambassador to Algeria, 1991-94
Eleanor Clift
Journalist
7-Jul-1940   Madam President
Jared Cohen
Government
24-Nov-1981   Children of Jihad
Lewis W. Coleman
Business
c. 1943   President, Dreamworks Animation SKG
Monica Crowley
Pundit
19-Sep-1968   Conservative commentator on FOX News
Dinesh D'Souza
Author
25-Apr-1961   Conservative author
Midge Decter
Journalist
25-Jul-1927   Neoconservative maven
Kenneth T. Derr
Business
4-Aug-1936   CEO of Chevron, 1989-99
Larry Diamond
Government
2-Oct-1951   Foreign policy expert
Dixon R. Doll
Business
c. 1942   Doll Capital Management
Sidney D. Drell
Physicist
13-Sep-1926   In the Shadow of the Bomb
Richard A. Epstein
Scholar
17-Apr-1943   Takings
Martin Feldstein
Economist
25-Nov-1939   Reagan economist
Andrew Ferguson
Journalist
?   Senior Editor, The Weekly Standard
Niall Ferguson
Historian
18-Apr-1964   The House of Rothschild
Edwin Feulner
Activist
12-Aug-1941   Heritage Foundation founder
Milton Friedman
Economist
31-Jul-1912 16-Nov-2006 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics
Geoffrey Garrett
Educator
c. 1958   President of the Pacific Council
Bill Gertz
Journalist
21-Mar-1952   Washington Times reporter, Fox News analyst
Newt Gingrich
Politician
17-Jun-1943   Speaker of the House, 1995-99
Sam Ginn
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Airtouch Communications, 1993-99
Jonah Goldberg
Columnist
21-Mar-1969   National Review Online
Michael W. Grebe
Attorney
c. 1941   President of the Bradley Foundation
Alan Greenspan
Economist
6-Mar-1926   Federal Reserve Chairman, 1987-2006
Joseph A. Grundfest
Attorney
8-Sep-1951   Stanford law professor
Philip C. Habib
Diplomat
25-Feb-1920 24-May-1992 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1971-74
Victor Davis Hanson
Historian
5-Sep-1953   Carnage and Culture
Steven Hayward
Scholar
c. 1958   Conservative environmentalism pundit
David R. Henderson
Economist
c. 1952   The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
Robert J. Herbold
Business
24-Jul-1942   COO of Microsoft, 1994-2001
Heather R. Higgins
Activist
1959   Chairman, Independent Women's Forum
Christopher Hitchens
Journalist
13-Apr-1949 15-Dec-2011 Agent provocateur
Laura Ingraham
Pundit
19-Jun-1964   The Hillary Trap
Michael Isikoff
Journalist
c. 1952   NBC reporter
Josef Joffe
Editor
15-Mar-1944   Editor of Die Zeit
Charles B. Johnson
Business
6-Jan-1933   Billionaire, Franklin Resources
Howard P. Jones
Diplomat
2-Jan-1899 Sep-1973 US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1958-65
Andrew S. B. Knight
Journalist
1-Nov-1939   Editor of The Economist, 1974-86
Stephen Krasner
Educator
15-Feb-1942   State Dept Policy Planning Dir., 2005-07
Robert H. Krieble
Philanthropist
1916 8-May-1997 Loctite Corporation
Finn E. Kydland
Economist
Dec-1943   Dynamic macroeconomics
Laurence W. Lane, Jr.
Publisher
7-Nov-1919 31-Jul-2010 US Ambassador to Australia, 1986-89
Edward Lazear
Economist
1948   Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
Burton Levin
Diplomat
28-Sep-1930   US Ambassador to Burma, 1987-90
Mara Liasson
Journalist
13-Jun-1955   Fox News political analyst
Tod Lindberg
Columnist
1960   Policy Review editor
Seymour M. Lipset
Sociologist
18-Mar-1922 31-Dec-2006 American Exceptionalism
John Lott
Economist
8-May-1958   More Guns, Less Crime
Heather Mac Donald
Columnist
c. 1956   Neoconservative bombthrower
John W. Madigan
Business
7-Jun-1937   CEO of Tribune Co., 1995-2002
John McCarthy
Computer Programmer
4-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 Created LISP programming language
Mark McClellan
Government
26-Jun-1963   Medicare Chief
Michael McFaul
Diplomat
1-Oct-1963   US Ambassador to Russia
Doyle McManus
Journalist
c. 1952   LA Times Washington bureau chief
Ed Meese
Government
2-Dec-1931   Attorney General under Reagan, 1985-88
Ruben Mettler
Business
23-Feb-1924 23-May-2006 CEO of TRW, 1969-77
Dana Milbank
Journalist
27-Apr-1968   Washington Post White House reporter
James C. Miller III
Economist
25-Jun-1942   Conservative economist
Stephen Moore
Activist
16-Feb-1960   Club for Growth
Thomas Gale Moore
Economist
6-Nov-1930   Council of Economic Advisers, 1985-89
Deroy Murdock
Columnist
1963   Conservative pundit
George Neumayr
Columnist
c. 1972   Editor, Catholic World Report
Michel Oksenberg
Scholar
12-Oct-1938 22-Feb-2001 Leading sinologist
William J. Perry
Government
11-Oct-1927   US Secretary of Defense, 1994-97
Walter Pincus
Journalist
24-Dec-1932   Washington Post reporter with CIA ties
John Podhoretz
Columnist
18-Apr-1961   Conservative columnist
Ramesh Ponnuru
Columnist
16-Aug-1974   Senior Editor, National Review
George H. Poste
Biologist
c. 1944   Health Technology Networks
Dennis Prager
Radio Personality
2-Aug-1948   Conservative Jewish radio host
John Price
Diplomat
18-Aug-1933   US Ambassador to Mauritius, 2002-05
John Raisian
Economist
c. 1953   Director, Hoover Institution
Diane Ravitch
Government
1-Jul-1938   Education reformer
John J. Rhodes
Politician
18-Sep-1916 24-Aug-2003 Congressman from Arizona, 1953-83
Condoleezza Rice
Government
14-Nov-1954   US Secretary of State, 2005-09
Thomas Ricks
Journalist
25-Sep-1955   Fiasco
Paul Craig Roberts
Economist
1939   The Supply-Side Revolution
Kenneth S. Rogoff
Economist
22-Mar-1953   Harvard economist
Harvey S. Rosen
Economist
29-Mar-1949   Council of Economic Advisers, 2003-05
Nouriel Roubini
Economist
29-Mar-1958   Dr. Doom, Roubini Global Economics
Chris Ruddy
Journalist
c. 1965   CEO, NewsMax Media
Donald Rumsfeld
Government
9-Jul-1932   US Secretary of Defense, 1975-77 and 2001-06
Thomas J. Sargent
Economist
19-Jul-1943   Rational expectations theory
Richard Scaife
Activist
3-Jul-1932   The Republican George Soros
Robert A. Scalapino
Scholar
19-Oct-1919 31-Oct-2011 Longtime Asia scholar at Berkeley
Rowan Scarborough
Journalist
?   Rumsfeld's War
Bill Schneider
Pundit
8-Oct-1944   CNN senior political analyst
Myron S. Scholes
Economist
1-Jul-1941   Black-Scholes options pricing model
John Shoven
Economist
1947   Stanford economist
George Shultz
Government
13-Dec-1920   US Secretary of State, 1982-89
William E. Simon
Government
27-Nov-1927 3-Jun-2000 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1974-77
Thomas W. Simons
Diplomat
4-Sep-1938   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1995-98
Thomas Sowell
Economist
30-Jul-1930   Conservative economist, Hoover fellow
A. Michael Spence
Economist
7-Nov-1943   Asymmetric markets
Shelby Steele
Activist
1-Jan-1946   The Content of Our Character
Thomas F. Stephenson
Business
c. 1942   US Ambassador to Portugal
George J. Stigler
Economist
17-Jan-1911 1-Dec-1991 Economic Theory of Regulation
James Stockdale
Military
23-Dec-1923 5-Jul-2005 H. Ross Perot's would-be Vice President
J. Curtis Struble
Diplomat
c. 1953   US Ambassador to Peru, 2004-07
Raymond Tanter
Scholar
?   Iran Policy Committee founder
John B. Taylor
Economist
8-Dec-1946   Council of Economic Advisers, 1989-91
Peter Thiel
Business
11-Oct-1967   Co-Founder of PayPal
Marc A. Thiessen
Columnist
c. 1967   White House speechwriter, 2004-09
Thomas J. Tierney
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Bain & Company, 1992-2000
Jim VandeHei
Journalist
1972   The Washington Post
Sander Vanocur
Journalist
8-Jan-1928   ABC and NBC correspondent
William D. Walsh
Business
c. 1930   Sequoia Associates
Walter E. Williams
Economist
31-Mar-1936   Conservative economist
Pete Wilson
Politician
23-Aug-1933   Governor of California, 1991-99
Albert Wohlstetter
Author
19-Dec-1913 10-Jan-1997 Nuclear strategist
Harry Wu
Activist
8-Feb-1937   Human rights activist
Fareed Zakaria
Journalist
20-Jan-1965   Time columnist


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