State of the West 2016: On the Economic and fiscal health of Western North America

Sixth Annual State of the West Symposium
Date
Thu December 1st 2016, 12:00 - 8:30pm
Event Sponsor
The Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Location
SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford University
Admission Information

By Invitation Only

Sixth Annual State of the West Symposium

 

The State of the West Symposium is an annual gathering at Stanford University to take stock of the economic and fiscal health of the western region. It features academic researchers, business and investment practitioners, and other stakeholders concerned with the well-being of the millions of Americans who dwell on the sunset side of the Hundredth Meridian.

 
12:00 to 12:05pm: Welcome Remarks
Mark G. Duggan, Trione Director of SIEPR; Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics
Bruce Cain, Spence and Cleone Eccles Family Director of The Bill Lane Center for the American West; Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in Humanities and Sciences

 

12:05 to 1:30pm: Lunch Keynote
Gitane De Silva, Alberta’s Senior Representative to the United States
 
Moderator: John B. Shoven, Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics; Buzz and Barbara McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Former Trione Director of SIEPR


 
Panel introduction given by Bruce E. Cain
Presentation by Giovanni Peri
Presentation by Felicia Escobar
Presentation by Doris Meissner
Presentation by Todd Schulte
Discussion among panelists
1:45 to 3:30pm: Immigration Panel

Walls or Portals? The Future of the U.S. – Mexico Border

Felicia Escobar, Special Assistant to the President for Immigration Policy, The White House 
Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow & Director, US Immigration Policy Program, Migration Policy Insitute 
Giovanni Peri, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Economics, UC Davis
Todd Schulte, President, FWD.us
Moderator: Bruce Cain, Spence and Cleone Eccles Family Director of The Bill Lane Center for the American West; Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in Humanities and Sciences


Panel Welcome and Introduction by Mark Duggan
Presentation by Leonard Schaeffer
Presentation by Charles Sorenson
Presentation by Saum Sutaria
Discussion among panelists

3:45 to 5:30pm: Health Care Panel
In the Eye of the Storm: Where is the Health Care System Headed Post-ACA?

Leonard D. Schaeffer, Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor at the University of Southern California; founding Chairman & CEO of WellPoint (1992 – 2004)
Charles W. Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intermountain Healthcare
Saum Sutaria, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Moderator: Mark G. Duggan, Trione Director of SIEPR; Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics

5:30 to 6:30pm: Reception

Keynote talk given by Butch Otter

6:30 to 8:30pm: Dinner Keynote
The Honorable C.L. "Butch" Otter, Governor of the State of Idaho
Moderator: David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus; Director Emeritus, The Bill Lane Center for the American West

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