At a pivotal time of transition and crisis for the state, PPIC -- in partnership with leading corporate and philanthropic partners -- will host a conference on California's future. This all day event includes keynote speeches and expert panels on education, climate change, the economy, and governance.
Presider: Jed Kolko, Public Policy Institute of California
Featured speakers: Michael Boskin, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Michael Boskin
Michael Boskin, a fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics at Stanford, served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under President George H. W. Bush.
Jed Kolko is Associate Director and Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California.
Laura D'Andrea Tyson
Laura D'Andrea Tyson is the S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley. She served as dean of London Business School from 2002 to 2006, and as dean of the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley from 1998 to 2001.
Dr. Tyson is a member of the President Barack Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton administration and was the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers between 1993 and 1995, and the president’s national economic adviser between 1995 and 1996.
Since 2007, Dr. Tyson has served as a senior advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute and the Center for American Progress. She is a member of the MIT Corporation Board. She serves on the advisory boards of Newman's Own Foundation, The Rock Creek Group, Generation Investment Management, Credit Suisse Research Institute, H&Q Asia Pacific, and the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project. She serves on the boards of directors of Eastman Kodak Company, Morgan Stanley, AT&T, CB Richard Ellis, Silver Spring Networks, Peter G. Peterson Institute of International Economics, and the New America Foundation.
Academic discipline that explores the relationship between individuals and society and between markets and the state, using methods drawn from economics, political science, and sociology. The term is derived from the Greek terms polis (city or state) and oikonomos (one who manages a household). Political economy is thus concerned with how countries are managed, taking into account both political and economic factors. The field today encompasses several areas of inquiry, including the politics of economic relations, domestic political and economic issues, the comparative study of political and economic systems, and the study of international political economy.