The Show-Me Institute, the Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business, and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation present the 17th in the series of public lectures on policy issues. Lectures examine such topics as education policy, tax policy, economic development and other policy initiatives. The series brings the world’s top scholars and entrepreneurs to St. Louis to discuss the latest free-market ideas and solutions in today’s public policy arena.
John H. Cochrane will present “Policies For Economic Growth," at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, in John and Lucy Cook Hall.
About the Speaker
John H. Cochrane is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and an adjunct scholar of the CATO Institute.
Before joining Hoover, Cochrane was a professor of finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Cochrane earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at MIT and his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a junior staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisers (1982-83).
Cochrane’s recent publications include the book Asset Pricing and articles on dynamics in stock and bond markets, the volatility of exchange rates, the relation between stock prices and business cycles, and option pricing when investors can’t perfectly hedge. His monetary economics publications include articles on the relationship between deficits and inflation and the effects of monetary policy He was a coauthor of The Squam Lake Report. His Asset Pricing Ph.D. class is available online via Coursera.
Cochrane frequently contributes editorial opinion essays to the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg.com and other publications. He maintains the Grumpy Economist blog.