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Stanford Report, July 24, 2002

Hoover Institution names 13 2002-03 National Fellows

Thirteen scholars, whose interests run from Russian financial markets to technology firms in the Silicon Valley, recently have been chosen as W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows at the Hoover Institution for the 2002-03 academic year. The program, now in its 30th year, sponsors fellows for one year of research on current or historical public policy issues.

"We are delighted to welcome to Hoover another talented group of scholars who share our interest in research and policy," Hoover Director John Raisian said in an announcement.

The new national fellows, from 10 universities in the United States and Canada, are:

Michael Bailey, assistant professor of government at Georgetown University, who will study the contemporary relevance of money and democracy.

G. Marcus Cole, associate professor at Stanford Law School, who will examine the dissolution and restructuring of failed technology firms in Silicon Valley.

Lisa Cook, research fellow at the Center for International Development, Harvard University, who will investigate Russian financial markets, international trade and firm innovation.

Sven Feldmann, assistant professor at the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, who will study lobbying and bureaucracy.

Francine Hirsch, assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will look at the role of ethnographic knowledge in the making the Soviet Union at the beginning of the 20th century.

Dirk Krueger, assistant professor of economics at Stanford, currently a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, who will research the distribution of consumer durables and financial wealth over the business cycle.

Chappell Lawson, associate professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who will examine campaigns, elections and democratization.

Jonathan Levin, assistant professor of economics at Stanford, who will investigate the economics of professional partnerships.

Alan Levine, associate professor of political theory at American University, who will focus on the idea of America in European political thought from 1492 to 1992.

Hao Li, assistant professor of economics at the University of Toronto, who will study the unraveling of matching markets.

Alan T. Sorensen, assistant professor of economics at the University of California-San Diego, who will conduct empirical studies of social interactions in consumer behavior.

Strom Thacker, assistant professor of international relations at Boston University, who will research the politics of governance.

Romain Wacziarg, assistant professor of economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business, who will look at trade openness and structural change.