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05/03/91

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Hoover announces National Fellows for 1991-92

STANFORD -- Hoover Institution Director John Raisian on Wednesday, May 1, announced the awarding of 12 postdoctoral National and Peace Fellowships by the Institution for the 1991-92 academic year.

Entering its 20th year, the National Fellows Program continues to be nationally recognized as one of the most distinguished fellowship programs in the United States. More than 240 outstanding scholars from universities in the United States and Canada have been selected for the honor, with Stanford University faculty members having received more than 10 percent of the awards. The fellowships provide scholars with a unique opportunity to spend one year at the Hoover Institution to conduct independent work on research projects and public policy issues.

Hoover Associate Director Thomas H. Henriksen, who serves as the Program's Executive Secretary, said, "Scholars who were awarded fellowships this year typify the exceptional range of talent and academic excellence that have come to be associated with the National Fellows.

"We believe that as a result of this program, the scholars -- and ultimately the public -- will benefit from the knowledge they gain in understanding major domestic and foreign policy issues," Henriksen said.

The 1991-92 Fellows, their topics, and academic backgrounds are:

  • Kyle W. Bagwell, "Asymmetric Information in Product Markets"; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University; Ph.D., economics, Stanford University.
  • Laurie S. Bagwell, "Shareholder Heterogeneity: Evidence and Implications"; Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University; Ph.D., economics, Stanford University.
  • Clifford Griffin, "A Rational Approach to Policy Making and Political Development: The Case of the English-speaking Caribbean"; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science & Public Administration; Ph.D., comparative/international relations, University of Rochester.
  • Patrick James, "Elaborated Structural Realism and the Problems of Crisis and War"; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University; Ph.D., government & politics, University of Maryland, College Park.
  • James A. Leitzel, "Soviet Economic Reform"; Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy Studies, Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, Duke University; Ph.D., economics, Duke University.
  • Lisa L. Martin, "Threats, Promises, and U.S. Foreign Assistance: An Institutional Perspective"; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., government, Harvard University.
  • Kiminori Matsuyama, "Sectoral Issues in Economic Development and Growth"; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University; Ph.D., economics, Harvard University.
  • Dani Rodrik, "Studies on Economic Reform in the Developing World and Eastern Europe"; Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University; Ph.D., economics, Princeton University.
  • Nouriel Roubini, "Exchange Rates, Financial Liberalization and the International Transmission of Economic Activity"; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Yale University; Ph.D., economics, Harvard University.
  • John P. Rust, "U.S. Social Security Policy: A Dynamic Analysis of Incentives and Self-Selection"; Professor, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ph.D., economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • James R. Walker, "Public Policy and the Operation of the Child Care Market"; Assistant Professor, Department of Economic, University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., economics, University of Chicago.
  • Marcia A. Weigle, "The Emergence of Civil Society in Gorbachev's Russia: Facing the Failure of Liberalism"; Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Bowdoin College; Ph.D., comparative politics: USSR, University of Notre Dame.

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