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Economic Crisis: Europe and America

Hoover's economic experts continue to lend their insight and sound advice concerning the causes of and solutions to the economic crisis. A compilation of articles, opinions, podcasts, television and press interviews, blogs, and books that Hoover fellows have written and contributed to is found here.

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April 21, 2014

Houses of Cards

The mortgage market came tumbling down because activists, regulators, and lenders laid such a wobbly foundation.

April 21, 2014

Opportunity Is Knocking

Care for a genuine stimulus? Untangle regulation and cut taxes.

April 21, 2014

The Myth of "Secular Stagnation"

Presented as a profound new insight, the latest explanation for the lackluster recovery is a sorry example of sloppy thinking and stale excuses.

April 18, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The United States of Envy

April 11, 2014 | New York Times Book Review

How Banks Fail

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April 18, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The United States of Envy

April 11, 2014 | New York Times Book Review

How Banks Fail

March 13, 2014 | Project Syndicate

Coming Together and Falling Apart

February 26, 2014 | American Banker

New 'Bank Tax' Proposal Is More Destructive Populism

Do we really want banks to be stable, profitable and internationally competitive or do we want them to be cash cows for Congress?
February 25, 2014 | e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century

The Illusion of Reform and the Next Housing Crisis

This article is adapted from the authors’ new book, Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit (Princeton Universi...

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April 21, 2014

Houses of Cards

The mortgage market came tumbling down because activists, regulators, and lenders laid such a wobbly foundation.

April 21, 2014

Opportunity Is Knocking

Care for a genuine stimulus? Untangle regulation and cut taxes.

April 21, 2014

The Myth of "Secular Stagnation"

Presented as a profound new insight, the latest explanation for the lackluster recovery is a sorry example of sloppy thinking and stale excuses.

February 20, 2014 | Bloomberg News

Sheets Shifts to Lew’s G-20 Frontman From Bernanke Emissary Role

Nathan Sheets, the Federal Reserve’s behind-the-scenes international emissary during the global financial crisis, is returning to the fray as Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew’s frontman on the world economic stage.
February 11, 2014 | Bloomberg News

Stanford’s Taylor Says Discretionary Monetary Policy Saps Growth

Stanford University Professor John Taylor, creator of a rule for guiding monetary policy, said discretionary economic and spending policies are to blame for the U.S. recovery being “as disappointing as ever.”

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March 29, 2014 | Economics One

Where Do Policy Rules Come From?

March 26, 2014 | Grumpy Economist

The Sign of Monetary Policy, Part II

March 23, 2014 | Economics One

You Can’t Connect the [Fed’s] Dots Looking Forward

Many commentators view last week’s Fed meeting (including the FOMC statement, the Chair’s press conference, commentary from FOMC members) as another move toward more discretion and away from rules-...
March 7, 2014 | Economics One

The 2014 G20 Growth Agenda and the 2003 G7 Agenda for Growth

At their meeting in Sydney last month the G20 announced a promising new “G20 Growth Agenda.” They centered the initiative on a goal of raising real GDP by over $2 trillion (see communique paragraph...
February 28, 2014 | Economics One

Why It’s Hard to Make the Unpopular Stimulus Look Good

Some columnists have been using the 5-year anniversary of the 2009 discretionary fiscal stimulus package to claim that it worked to jump-start the economy.  It’s a tough case to make.  The very wor...

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April 4, 2014 | After the Bell (Fox Business)

Ed Lazear on After the Bell

April 4, 2014 | After the Bell (Fox Business)

Lazear on After the Bell: “relative to the previous reports, this one was pretty strong”

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Hoover senior fellow Edward Lazear discusses the March jobs report on Fox Business’s After the Bell. Topics include the average workweek, the employment-to-population ratio, and the stagnant job growth.

March 23, 2014 | Financial Times

‘Fragile by Design’, by Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber

Enjoy the latest award-winning global business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis from the Financial Times.
February 25, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Stephen Haber on the John Batchelor Show (19:31)

Larry Kudlow, The Kudlow Report, CNBC; and Cumulus Media radio.  Stephen Moore, chief economist, Heritage Foundation. Stephen Haber, Hoover. Dennis Berman, WSJ.
February 25, 2014 | Fox Business

Lazear on Fox Business: “the best predictor of where we’re going is the market”

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Hoover senior fellow Edward Lazear discusses the outlook for economic growth on Fox Business. Topics include gross domestic product growth, increased productivity during the recession, and the effects of the winter weather on the economy.

February 25, 2014 | Fox Business

Lazear on Fox Business: “the kind of growth we were thinking we would have . . . just hasn’t materialized”

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Hoover senior fellow Edward Lazear, along with Mendon Capital Advisors president Anton Shutz, discusses JP Morgan on Fox Business. Topics include deleveraging on Wall Street, the Case-Shiller Report, and JP Morgan’s cost cutting.

February 19, 2014 | Bloomberg

Stanford’s Taylor Says His Rule Shows Fed’s QE No Longer Needed

February 15, 2014 | The Larry Kudlow Show

John Taylor on The Larry Kudlow Show (78:28)

February 17, 2014 | EconTalk

Calomiris and Haber on Fragile by Design

Charles Calomiris of Columbia University and Stephen Haber of Stanford University, co-authors of Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about their book. The conversation focuses on how...
February 17, 2014 | EconTalk

Calomiris and Haber on Fragile by Design

Russell D. Roberts

Charles Calomiris of Columbia University and Stephen Haber of Stanford University discuss their new book, Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, with EconTalk host Russell Roberts. Topics include the inherent conflicts of interest in the symbiotic relationship between governments and banks; the history of banking in the United States; comparing the Canadian and American banking experiences from a historical perspective; and a live audience Q&A.

February 6, 2014 | National Review Online

Behind the Game of Bank Bargains

Everything you wanted to know about banking but were afraid to ask
February 6, 2014 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Lazear on The Kudlow Report: “we haven’t really had a recovery. What we’ve had is a movement into kind of a long term stagnation”

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Hoover senior fellow Edward Lazear discusses recent job numbers on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report. Topics include last month’s job report, job growth and demographics, and how the newest jobs report will impact the markets.

January 6, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

Blame Polarization for Tepid Economic Growth?

December 30, 2013 | EconTalk

Richard Fisher on Too Big to Fail and the Fed

Richard Fisher, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the problems with
December 18, 2013 | CNBC

Taylor on Santelli Exchange: “When you have these very unusual policies . . . it does have these unintended consequences”

John B. Taylor

Hoover senior fellow John B. Taylor discusses the economy on CNBC’s Santelli Exchange. Topics include quantitative easing, interest rates, and inflation.

December 18, 2013 | PBS NewsHour

Taylor on PBS Newshour: “hopefully the economy will be working a little better now”

John B. Taylor

Hoover senior fellow John B. Taylor discusses the Fed’s decision to taper quantitative easing with David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal and Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute for International Economics on PBS Newshour. Topics include whether this decision is right, whether quantitative easing has helped the economy, the rationale behind the Fed’s decision, and the causes of the economic crisis.

December 11, 2013 | Bloomberg Television

Spence on Bloomberg Surveillance: “we’ll see subpar but real economic growth in America”

Michael A. Spence

Hoover senior fellow Michael Spence discusses the state of the global economy on Bloomberg Surveillance. Topics include the potential for economic growth in 2014, the economic issues behind the recent protests in Ukraine, and the shifting labor market.

December 10, 2013 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Taylor on the Kudlow Report (Part I): “it’s time to get back as quickly as possible to normal policy”

Hoover senior fellow John Taylor (right) and former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan

Hoover senior fellow John Taylor discusses the Fed’s policies with Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, on CNBC’s Kudlow Report. Topics include the Fed’s bond buying, the causes of the housing bubble, and the Taylor rule.

December 10, 2013 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Taylor on the Kudlow Report (Part 2): “many current economists . . . say that those rates were too low”

Hoover senior fellow John Taylor (right) and former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan

Hoover senior fellow John Taylor discusses the Fed’s policies with Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, on CNBC’s Kudlow Report. Topics include mortgage markets and the effect of low interest rates on the bubble.

December 6, 2013 | Street Smart (Bloomberg Television)

Lazear on Street Smart: “the effect if quantitative easing on the economy at this point is limited”

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Hoover senior fellow Edward P. Lazear discusses the job market on Bloomberg Television’s Street Smart. Topics include job and population growth, what it means to return to prerecession levels, and the role of the Fed.

December 6, 2013 | Fox Business

Lazear on Money with Melissa Francis: “our economy has not done a good job of serving the people at the lower end of the educational distribution”

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Hoover senior fellow Edward P. Lazear discusses the job market on Fox Business’s Money with Melissa Francis. Topics include structural changes in the economy and the decline of unskilled jobs, minimum-wage legislation, and education reform.

December 5, 2013 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Lazear on the Kudlow Report: “You need a lot of job growth to get us back to a normal economy”

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Hoover senior fellow Edward P. Lazear discusses the recent jobs report on CNBC’s Kudlow Report. Topics include the importance of inventory for forecasting economic growth and job growth.

December 4, 2013 | Bloomberg Television

Spence on Bloomberg Television: “the US government has been underinvesting”

Michael A. Spence

Hoover senior fellow Michael Spence discusses the US and global economy on Bloomberg Television. Topics include Chinese reform, US government investments, the dragging economy, and US employment.

November 18, 2013 | EconTalk

Angus Deaton on Health, Wealth, and Poverty

Angus Deaton of Princeton University and author of the Great Escape talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the book--the vast improvements in health and standard of living in recent times. Deaton surveys the improvements in life expectancy and...
November 5, 2013 | CNBC - Squawk on the Street

Lazear on Santelli Exchange: “our debt is still growing at a pretty rapid pace”

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Hoover senior fellow Edward Lazear discusses the national debt on CNBC’s Santelli Exchange. Topics include the sequester; how the nation’s debt under the Obama administration compares to historical levels; spending control and entitlements; and avoiding a future government shutdown.

November 1, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Libertarian Podcast: In Defense of JPMorgan

Listen to In Defense of JPMorgan by Hoover Institution: Richard Epstein looks at JPMorgan Chase’s difficulties with the FHFA and the Justice Department. | Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio.
October 31, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

In Defense of JPMorgan

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein looks at JPMorgan Chase’s difficulties with the FHFA and the Justice Department.

October 23, 2013 | Cavuto (Fox Business)

Lazear on Cavuto: “closing budget gaps by raising taxes has not been a successful strategy”

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Hoover senior fellow Edward Paul Lazear discusses the negative repercussions of tax increases on the economy on Fox Business’s Cavuto.

October 23, 2013 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Lazear on The Kudlow Report: “this is not a pretty picture”

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Hoover senior fellow Edward P. Lazear discusses the most recent jobs report on The Kudlow Report (CNBC).

October 8, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Government Shutdown and the Debt Ceiling

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein looks at the recent shutdown of the federal government and the prospects for reaching agreement on the debt ceiling.

September 26, 2013

Californians unsure about climate change law and economic recovery, according to Hoover Institution Golden State Poll

Hoover Golden State Poll

On September 26, the Hoover Institution released the first results from its Golden State Poll, a series that will be periodically released in the run up to next year’s general election. This first poll, which surveys one thousand Californians about their views on personal financial well-being and pressing energy policy issues in the state, places a special emphasis on climate change and the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32).

September 24, 2013 | U.S. Senate Budget Committee

Allan Meltzer Testifies Before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee

September 24, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Lee Ohanian on the John Batchelor (19:47)

Guests:  Larry Kudlow, Kudlow Report, CNBC, & Cumulus Media radio. Veronique de Rugy, Mercatus Center.  Lee E Ohanian, UCLA & Hoover. Gregory Zuckerman, WSJ.  
September 16, 2013 | Fox Business

Ed Lazear on Fox Business

Former White House chief economic advisor Ed Lazear and former White House press secretary Dana Perino look back at their time at the White House during the financial crisis.
September 17, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

John Cochrane on the John Batchelor Show (19:48)

Guests: Larry Kudlow, Kudlow Report, CNBC. Phil Izzo, WSJ & Real Time Economics. John H. Cochrane, Hoover & WSJ & Chicago Booth. Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute.
September 17, 2013 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

John Taylor on the Kudlow Report (5:33)

With Larry Summers out of the Fed chairman race, Ben Bernkanke's successor is unknown. Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, and John Tamny, Forbes, discuss the President's possible pick. And John Taylor, Stanford University economics professor, discuss rules to govern the U.S monetary policy.
September 11, 2013 | CNBC

Ed Lazear on The Santelli Exchange

CNBC's Rick Santelli and Ed Lazear, Hoover Institution senior fellow talk about the distinction between the nations's financial failure five years ago and the following recession and recover. Lazear also provides an insider's view of what was going on behind the scenes during the financial crisis.
September 12, 2013 | CNBC

Lazear discusses Observations on the Financial Crisis on the Santelli Exchange on CNBC

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Hoover senior fellow Edward P. Lazear discusses his recent book Observations on the Financial Crisis on CNBC. Topics in the interview include distinguishing between the crisis and the recession, contagion versus systemic failure in the financial industry, and the formulation and evaluation of President Bush’s response.

September 10, 2013

The financial crisis: five years later

Observations on the Financial Crisis by Keith Hennessey and Edward Lazear

Former George W. Bush economic advisers Keith Hennessey and Edward Lazear look back on the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis, presenting their thoughts, developed through discussions with colleagues and students, as well as correcting common misperceptions. Topics include the preceding financial panic, deregulation, the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the auto bailout, and the stimulus.

September 7, 2013 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Edward Lazear on the Kudlow Report (43:24)

September 5, 2013 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Edward Lazear on the Kudlow Report (:46)

The ADP report added 176,000 private sector jobs in August. Investors await Friday's jobs report, with Edward Lazear, Stanford University professor. "While we're growing jobs, we're doing it just barely above the pace necessary to keep up with the population growth," he says.
September 5, 2013 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Lazear reflects on financial crisis

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Paul Lazear, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the economy on CNBC’s Kudlow Report (0:46). Topics include recent job reports and forecasts, economic growth trajectories, and rising long-term interest rates.

September 3, 2013

Five Years Later, Observations on the Financial Crisis Offers Insiders’ Perspectives on the Events Leading Up to the Financial Crisis of 2008 and Its Immediate Aftermath

Observations on the Financial Crisis by Keith Hennessey and Edward Lazear

Hoover Institution Press today released Observations on the Financial Crisis, an essay in which Keith Hennessey and Edward Lazear draw on their experiences in the Bush White House to offer nineteen observations key to understanding the current financial crisis. Hennessey and Lazear highlight a number of generally overlooked points and correct popular misinterpretations of policy decisions made during the last year of the Bush administration and the first few months of the of the Obama administration.

September 3, 2013

Read Keith Hennessey's and Edward P. Lazear's new book: Observations on the Financial Crisis

Observations on the Financial Crisis by Keith Hennessey and Edward Lazear

In a new book entitled Observations on the Financial Crisis, Stanford professor Keith Hennessey and Stanford professor and Hoover senior fellow Edward P. Lazear draw on their experiences in the Bush administration, as well as discussions with colleagues and students, to present their thoughts and correct misperceptions about the financial crisis. The nineteen observations span the full trajectory of the financial crisis, from the various causes to Presidents Bush and Obama’s responses to the effects of the government’s actions. Listen to the podcast.

August 29, 2013 | Money News

Press Club Panel Looks at State of Economy

On Aug. 21, the National Press Club hosted a panel of three experts to discuss the state of the U.S. economy, moderated by Jennifer Schonberger of The Wall Street Report.
August 27, 2013 | Closing Bell (CNBC)

John Taylor on Closing Bell (3:08)

CNBC's John Harwood reports Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that President Obama will not be negotiating over the debt limit. Should investors be worried about another debt showdown in September? Maya MacGuineas, head of the campaign Fix the Debt, and John Taylor, former Treasury Undersecretary, weigh in.
August 23, 2013 | Street Smart (Bloomberg Television)

Taylor discusses monetary policy on Bloomberg's Street Smart

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and the US economy. Taylor is concerned about quantitative easing and how to get back to a rules-based monetary policy that will help the economy.

August 23, 2013 | Recorded on May 21, 2013

Amity Shlaes on Coolidge’s life, ideas, and success in bringing about low taxes and small government

Hoover fellow Peter Robinson (left) and author Amity Shlaes discuss her book Coo

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Amity Shlaes sheds light on the life of Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth president of the United States. The harsh conditions of Coolidge’s childhood shaped his political ideas and led to his deep understanding of life and helping people succeed, especially in business. Believing in small government and low taxes, he thought government needed to get out of the way so individuals and businesses could prosper. His supply-side economics were a resounding success, with an unemployment rate of 5 percent or even 3 percent, as the economy grew and the government shrank.

August 22, 2013 | Fox Business

John Taylor on Money with Melissa Francis

Stanford University Professor John Taylor on his five steps for boosting the economy.
July 31, 2013 | Bloomberg Television

John Taylor on Bloomberg Television

Stanford University Professor John Taylor discusses the FOMC rate decision with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line." (Source: Bloomberg)
July 30, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Obama’s Middle Class Malaise

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein deconstructs President Obama’s recent speech on economic opportunity for the middle class.

July 24, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Fall of Detroit

One of the tens of thousands of abandoned homes in Detroit.

Richard Epstein looks at Detroit’s bankruptcy and its implications for public pensions.

July 22, 2013 | NBC Nightly News

Joshua Rauh on Nightly News with Brian Williams (1:42)

July 20, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

July 19, 2013 | Bloomberg Television

Michael Spence on Bloomberg Surveillance

July 17, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Fannie, Freddie, and Your Money

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast
Richard Epstein looks at the federal government’s dereliction of duty in managing the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailouts.

July 16, 2013 | Recorded on July 16, 2013

Rice on America leading again

The Hoover Institution's new video series entitled American Conversation Essenti

In this fourth video, produced in conjunction with New York City’s 92nd Street Y, Condoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, describes what makes the Unites States great and how it can achieve greatness again. Rice observes, “America is the most successful economic and political experiment in human history.” Focusing on education is key to the United States’ remaining a leader, Rice believes, because the modern economy punishes those who do not have the knowledge and skills to succeed. Policies that support private-sector growth, such as lower taxes and fewer regulations, will also expand opportunity, she maintains.

Entitled American Conversation Essentials, the video series features Hoover senior fellows delving into a broad array of topics, from economics to national security.

July 12, 2013

Summer 2013 Board of Overseers’ Meeting at Hoover

John Raisian, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution, gives
Image credit: John R. LeSchofs

The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Board of Overseers’ summer meeting during July 9–11, 2013.

The program began on Tuesday evening with before-dinner remarks by Paul D. Clement, a partner at Bancroft PLLC. Clement served as the forty-third solicitor general of the United States from June 2005 until June 2008. He has argued more than sixty-five cases before the US Supreme Court. During Clement’s speech, titled “Federalism in the Roberts Court,” he talked about the revitalization of federalism in the Rehnquist court “imposing some limits on the federal government’s power vis-a-vis the states.”

July 6, 2013 | Lars Larson Show

Ed Lazear on the Lars Larson Show (38:49)

June 20, 2013 | Bloomberg Television

Lazear discusses immigration and monetary policy on Bloomberg Television's Market Makers

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, in discussing the immigration legislation being considered by the US Senate, recommends supporting a liberal immigration policy. Lazear also weighs in on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy.

June 20, 2013 | BBC Radio

Lee Ohanian on Wake Up to Money (21:44)

June 18, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Allan Meltzer on the John Batchelor Show (19:37)

June 17, 2013 | townhall.com

Davenport: Sequester: The sky did not fall

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes, on Townhall.com, that in March President Obama said the sky would fall if the sequester cuts were implemented, but that did not happen. In fact, most people don’t even know if they have been affected by the sequester cuts.

June 14, 2013 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Taylor discusses the Fed’s monetary policies on CNBC’s Kudlow Report

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, weighs in on the effects of the quantitative easings. Taylor thinks that the Fed policy is a drag on the economy and that the recovery would be stronger if we had a better monetary policy.

June 7, 2013 | Bloomberg Television

Lazear discusses the US unemployment rate on Bloomberg Television's Market Makers

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, shares his thoughts on the May US employment report and the outlook for the economy.

June 5, 2013

Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein analyzes redistributive remedies for perceived income inequality

The Hoover Institution's new video series entitled American Conversation Essenti

In the second video produced in conjunction with New York City’s 92nd Street Y, Senior Fellow Richard Epstein analyzes redistributive remedies for perceived income inequality. It is not possible, Epstein believes, to make the poor richer by making the rich poorer. Increased taxation at the top end of the income scale, he maintains, reduces investment, which reduces opportunity and prevents real wages from increasing.

May 28, 2013

Hoover Launches Joint Video Initiative

The Hoover Institution's new video series entitled American Conversation Essenti

Working with the 92nd Street Y (92Y) in New York City, the Hoover Institution has launched a new video series entitled American Conversation Essentials features Hoover senior fellows delving into a broad array of topics, ranging from income inequality to national security.

May 1, 2013 | Recorded on April 22, 2013

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush offers his outlook on immigration

Jeb Bush

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, former Florida governor Jeb Bush offers his outlook on immigration into the United States and discusses the policies he believes would improve the issue. (47:16)
“I think we've [the Republican Party] become too reactionary. We have not been as positive, offering concrete proposals that are based on this principle that the future is incredibly bright. If we believed it, we would be advocating across-the-board principles and policies that would advance that notion.”

April 30, 2013 | Daily Ticker (Yahoo! Finance)

Ferguson discusses government spending on the Daily Ticker

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson, a Hoover senior fellow, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, and a noted author, discusses the debt, the US economy, and various economic theories, noting that you can’t borrow trillions of dollars a year for the rest of time.

April 30, 2013 | CNBC

Taylor discusses the worst recovery we have seen in years on CNBC

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, weighs in on the effects of the current monetary policy and enormous US debt. Taylor notes that the United States needs to reduce spending slowly and gradually get the budget in balance.

April 22, 2013 | Bloomberg Television

Taylor discusses the economy on Bloomberg TV

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the US economy and Federal Reserve monetary policy. He then shares his insights on the slow growth of the economy and on how the Fed might unwind the asset purchases. (6:27)

April 18, 2013

Hoover fellow John Taylor testifies at Joint Economic Committee Meeting

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, testified before the Joint Economic Committee on Thursday, April 18, 2013. His testimony was titled “The Fed at 100: Can Monetary Policy Close the Growth Gap and Promote a Sound Dollar?” According to Taylor, the Federal Reserve’s recent departure from a rules-based monetary policy has had an adverse effect on the economy; the gains from a return to a steadier policy would close the growth gap and maintain the purchasing power of the currency.

April 15, 2013 | EconTalk

Sachs on the crisis, the recovery, and the future

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University and author of The Price of Civilization, the state of the US economy. Sachs sees the current malaise as a chronic problem rather than a short-term challenge caused by the business cycle.

April 12, 2013 | CNBC

Taylor discusses the economy on CNBC

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, weighs in on how to reduce the US debt, jumpstart the economy, and develop a more predictable monetary policy.

April 12, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Hoover fellow Epstein discusses the economy on the John Batchelor Show

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Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, notes that redistribution and stimulus will not create jobs but that a massive liberalization of labor markets will.

April 8, 2013 | EconTalk

Admati on bank regulation and The Bankers' New Clothes

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Anat Admati of Stanford University, her new book (coauthored with Martin Hellwig), The Bankers' New Clothes. Admati argues that the best way to reduce the fragility of the banking system is to increase capital requirements—that is, require banks to finance their activities with a greater proportion of equity rather than of debt.

April 4, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Economic Armageddon—Fact or Fiction?

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, responds to David Stockman's New York Times opinion piece and its warnings of impending economic catastrophe.

March 25, 2013 | EconTalk

Sumner on money, business cycles, and monetary policy

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Scott Sumner of Bentley University and a blogger at The Money Illusion, the basics of money, monetary policy, and the Fed. After a discussion of some of the basics of the money supply, Sumner explains why he thinks monetary policy in the United States during and since the crisis has been inadequate.

March 22, 2013

Angus Burgin, of Johns Hopkins University and the author of The Great Persuasion, used research from the Hoover Archives for his book

Angus Burgin, of Johns Hopkins University and the author of the Great Persuasion

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Angus Burgin of Johns Hopkins University and the author of The Great Persuasion, the idea in his book—the return of free market economics in the aftermath of the Great Depression. Click here to listen to the interview.

March 18, 2013 | EconTalk

Burgin on Hayek, Friedman, and the Great Persuasion

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Angus Burgin of Johns Hopkins University and the author of the Great Persuasion, the idea in his book—the return of free market economics in the aftermath of the Great Depression.

March 7, 2013

The Economic Recovery: A Novel Perspective from Ed Leamer (The Numbers Game with Russ Roberts)

The Economic Recovery: A Novel Perspective from Ed Leamer (The Numbers Game with

Why has the current recovery from the Great Recession been so mediocre? Ed Leamer of UCLA points out that the last three recessions have all had mediocre recoveries of both output and employment.

March 6, 2013

Hoover fellows testify at congressional hearings

Hoover fellows testify at congressional hearings

Hoover fellows John Taylor, Allan H. Meltzer, Russell Roberts, Michael Boskin, and Admiral Gary Roughead recently testified at various subcommittee hearings in Washington, DC.

March 5, 2013 | CNBC

Taylor discusses the sequester cuts on CNBC

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, weighs in on the effects of the sequester cuts as well as how to jump-start the economy.

March 5, 2013 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Warsh discusses how the Fed will exit current policy on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Kevin M. Warsh

Kevin Warsh, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, shares his insights on how the Fed will unwind the asset purchases and how Congress can play an important role in getting the economy to grow again.

February 27, 2013 | Bloomberg Television

Chen: Sequester, much ado about nothing

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Lanhee Chen, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution who also teaches in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University, discusses the sequester standoff with Mark Crumton on Bloomberg Television's Bottom Line.

February 26, 2013 | Blog Talk Radio

Hanson discusses politics on Blog Talk Radio

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs in on the Obama administration and their leftist policies. Hanson also discusses the current economic conditions and cultural shifts.

February 25, 2013 | Wall Street Journal Live

Schake discusses the defense budget: Scalpel vs. ax on WSJLive

Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution
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Kori Schake, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an associate professor of international security studies at the United States Military Academy, discusses how to cut the defense budget surgically to minimize the damage.

February 21, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Balanced Budget Amendment

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, considers the case for a Balanced Budget Amendment, how to get Washington's spending habits under control, and the difficulties inherent in amending the Constitution.

February 19, 2013 | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Lazear: How to fix the US economy

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, weighs in on how to get the federal budget under control and the US economy back on track.

February 15, 2013 | Sirius XM Radio

Hanson discusses history and the decline of the United States on Sirius XM Radio

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that although the United States is the wealthiest country, it has the world’s largest debt. Hanson notes that the United States is not creating new wealth and that young people who are not confident in our culture lack the knowledge and understanding of what creates a strong culture and country.

February 11, 2013 | EconTalk

Cathy O'Neil on Wall Street and Occupy Wall Street

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Cathy O'Neil, data scientist and blogger at mathbabe.org, her journey from Wall Street to Occupy Wall Street. Along the way, the conversation includes a look at the reliability of financial modeling, the role financial models played in the crisis, and the potential for shame to limit dishonest behavior in the financial sector and elsewhere.

February 8, 2013 | Bottom Line (Bloomberg Television)

Taylor discusses the Fed’s dual mandate on Bloomberg TV’s Bottom Line

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the potential impact of automatic federal spending cuts on the US economy and the outlook for central bank policy. Taylor notes that the Fed should get back to policies that worked so well in the 80s and 90s.

February 7, 2013 | Opinion Journal (WSJ Live)

Taylor discusses inflation on the WSJ’s Opinion Journal

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, shares insight into why the Fed’s monetary easing hasn't caused runaway inflation.

February 7, 2013 | Fox Business

John Taylor discusses spending cuts on Fox Business

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, weighs in on the sequester method and spending cuts. Taylor notes gradual spending cuts in a sensible manner rather than across the board cuts would benefit the economy. Taylor also emphasizes that the Fed should implement the policies that worked so well in the 80s and 90s rather than the current interventionist policies.

February 7, 2013 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Taylor discusses why the economy is stuck in neutral on CNBC’s Squawk Box

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the Fed’s interventions and notes that the Fed needs to return to the rules-based policy that worked so well in the 80s and 90s.

February 7, 2013 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Taylor discusses how uncertainty is hurting the economy on CNBC’s Squawk Box

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses how the Fed’s interventions have caused policy uncertainty for the last two or three years and how that is slowing the economy.

February 6, 2013 | Recorded on November 12, 2012

James Buckley discusses the challenges we face after the 2012 election

Hoover fellow Peter Robinson and author and former Senator James Buckley discuss

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, author and former Senator James Buckley discusses the transformation of the federal government and the challenges we face after the 2012 election. (28:30)
“It is going to be an extraordinary challenge for [future generations] but there are certain realities that are going to be faced. If the debt goes off on the trajectory it is currently on, in terms of devastating, destroying the economic basis of the country my grandchildren are going to face problems that I never dreamed of and you never dreamed of. Nevertheless insofar as they pay any attention of any advice I might give them it would be you have responsibilities not only to yourself and your family but to the public.”

January 24, 2013 | Fox Business

Lazear discusses the tax reform needed for growth on Fox Business News

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insight into the debt ceiling, the debt burdens of all taxpayers, how to encourage investment and growth, and why he believes more tax reform is necessary.

January 17, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The National Debt

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs in on the politics of the fiscal cliff and the fight over the debt ceiling. He considers the potential consequences of the nation's current debt crisis and wraps up with prescriptions to get the nation back on a sounder fiscal footing.

January 14, 2013 | In the Loop (Bloomberg Television)

Lazear discusses the US debt ceiling and China’s economy on Bloomberg Television's In the Loop

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insight into the debt ceiling, the debt burdens of all taxpayers, and the potential economic effects of no agreement.

January 9, 2013 | Sirius XM Radio

Blahous discusses the fiscal cliff deal, Social Security, and Medicare on SiriusXM radio

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Charles Blahous is a Hoover research fellow who currently serves as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Programs. He discusses the impact of the fiscal cliff deal, which increased the payroll tax, and how this affects the debt ceiling. Blahous also discusses Medicare reimbursements to doctors and the overall solvency of Social Security and Medicare.

December 19, 2012

The Numbers Game with Russ Roberts -- The Economic Recovery (Part 3)

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By historical standards, the current recovery from the recession that began in 2007 has been disappointing. This is part 3 of a three-part series with John Taylor of Stanford University's Hoover Institution and Department of Economics.

December 7, 2012 | Closing Bell (CNBC)

Lazear discusses employment and the 'Fiscal Cliff' on CNBC’s Closing Bell

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insights into the current jobs’ numbers, noting that the US job creation is not able to keep pace with the growing population. Lazear noted four policy areas that would help economic growth: a tax code that is pro-growth; an increase in trade; getting spending under control; and looking at the cost benefit of regulations.

December 3, 2012 | EconTalk

Mulligan on redistribution, unemployment, and the labor market

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago and the author of The Redistribution Recession, the ideas in his book. Mulligan argues that increasing the benefits to unemployed workers explains the depth of the Great Recession that began in 2007 and the slowness of the recovery, particularly in the labor market.

November 27, 2012

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of a rule that transformed monetary policy, the Taylor Rule (the book) is now near zero lower bound with forward guidance

Twentieth anniversary of a rule that transformed monetary policy

Twenty years ago, at a conference in Pittsburgh, Hoover fellow John Taylor first presented what is now called the Taylor rule (November 1992, Stanford working paper). Then it was difficult to predict those ideas that would be picked up by policy makers and those that would not; no one could have predicted in 1992 that the Fed and other central bankers would still be applying the rule in 2012. Today we know that the Taylor rule proliferated through academia to the trading floors of Wall Street and to the Federal Reserve's boardroom in Washington. Two decades later, the Taylor rule remains a focus for discussions of monetary policy around the world.

November 20, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Epstein discusses flat taxes and the fiscal cliff on the John Batchelor Show

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Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity, notes that to step back from the fiscal cliff, we need to simplify our tax policy.

November 16, 2012 | Bloomberg Television

Lazear discusses the fiscal cliff and tax legislation on Bloomberg Television's In the Loop

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insight into the potential tax legislation and the outlook for the US economy. Lazear notes that taxes behave differently than spending. “The gain we get from reducing taxes is always greater than the gain we get from another stimulus.”

November 9, 2012 | Guardian (UK)

Russ Roberts on Politics Weekly (15:56)

November 6, 2012 | Fox Business

Lazear on Fox Business: Economy just muddling along

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insights into what the election results mean for the economic recovery.

November 5, 2012 | EconTalk

Joshua Rauh on public pensions

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In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Joshua Rauh, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the unfunded liabilities from state employee pensions. The publicly stated shortfall in revenue relative to promised pensions is about $1 trillion; Rauh estimates the number to be more than $4 trillion.

November 2, 2012 | Bloomberg Television

Edward Lazear on Market Makers

November 2, 2012 | PBS NewsHour

Taylor on PBS’s NewsHour: Slow growth is the biggest economic challenge facing the next president

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, weighs in on the economy and the unemployment rate. US employers across various sectors are hiring, signaling slow but steady growth; but the unemployment rate rose in October, and many Americans are continuing to leave the labor force completely. Taylor notes that bad policies are the reason unemployment is so high.

November 2, 2012 | CNN

Taylor on CNN: We could be doing better

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses goals that are achievable if the right policies are put in place. The United States needs to reform its taxes, reduce its deficits and overall debt, and create a more predictable, rules-based monetary policy to get the economy on the right track again.

October 31, 2012

San Jose mayor Chuck Reed visits the Hoover Institution

Chuck Reed, the mayor of San Jose and a Stanford Law School graduate, visits the
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Chuck Reed, the mayor of San Jose and a Stanford Law School graduate, visited the Hoover Institution on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, to discuss his efforts to reform the City of San Jose’s retirement benefits system. The main focus of the event was his talk “Public Employee Pension Reform: A Local Gov't Perspective.” Reed then met with Hoover fellows to discuss local and state pensions, the fiscal impact of rising retirement costs, and the legality of reform measures.

October 31, 2012 | The Agenda (TVO)

Hoover fellows Hanson and Joffe discuss the state of our Union on TVO’s The Agenda

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Josef Joffe, the Marc and Anita Abramowitz Fellow in International Relations at the Hoover Institution, weigh in on whether or not the United States is in decline. They also address whether the fear of decline is killing American optimism and exceptionalism.

October 29, 2012 | EconTalk

Steve Hanke on Hyperinflation, Monetary Policy, and Debt

October 26, 2012 | Fox Business

Taylor: Recovery would have been better without quantitative easing

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, weighs in on the future of the Federal Reserve, noting that we cannot keep kicking the can down the road. The United States needs to return a more predictable, rules-based monetary policy that worked in the past.

October 26, 2012 | Fox Business

Taylor discusses the Fed and the economy on Fox Business

John B. Taylor

John Taylor the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, notes that we cannot keep kicking the can down the road. The United States needs to reform its taxes, reduce the deficits and overall debt, and create a more predictable, rules-based monetary policy.

October 25, 2012 | MarketWatch

Judging the Recovery Time From the Great Recession

October 25, 2012 | TribLive Business

Our Nation of Takers is Expanding

October 25, 2012 | Fox Business

Lazear discusses taxes and debt on Fox Business

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insight into the deficit, the debt burdens of all taxpayers, and whether more taxes or reduced spending will get us back on track.

October 24, 2012

Warsh discusses Bernanke and Fed policy on CNBC’s Kudlow Report

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Kevin Warsh, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, said that Bernanke must be very worried about the economy based on the Fed’s aggressive actions six weeks ago. Warsh is not impressed with the efficacy of quantitative easing or convinced that it is the right medicine, at the right time, for the right problems but rather that the Fed is trying to get the economy going in the right direction without help from Congress or the president.

October 16, 2012 | Wall Street Journal Live

Spence discusses the economy on Wall Street Journal Live

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, explains to Wall Street Journal Live's Simon Constable what it will take for the United States to get back its economic mojo, plus why he favors Obama's economic policy over Romney's.

October 15, 2012

Chartcast series The Numbers Game by Roberts

The Numbers Game with Russ Roberts -- The Economic Recovery (Part 2)

On October 15, the second episode of Hoover’s chartcast series The Numbers Game was released. Hoover fellows John Taylor and Russell Roberts discuss possible explanations for the sluggish recovery from the current recession, which began in 2007. By historical standards, the current recovery has been disappointing. Is it the ongoing slump in construction employment, the effect of housing prices on saving and spending decisions by households, or the aftereffects of the financial crisis? Taylor rejects this reasoning and argues instead that the sluggish recovery can be explained by poor economic policy decisions made by the Bush and the Obama administrations.

The current release builds on the first episode, which also addresses the recalcitrant economic recovery. Taylor explains that GDP has not returned to trend, that the percent of the population that is working is flat rather than rising, and that growth rates are below their usual levels after such a deep slump.

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October 15, 2012 | Hoover Institution

The Numbers Game with Russ Roberts -- The Economic Recovery (Part 2)

October 11, 2012 | Reason.tv

Russ Roberts: Why Keynesians Always Get it Wrong (and Most Economists Too)

October 5, 2012 | CNBC.com

Effect of Jobs Report on 2012 Election

October 5, 2012 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Lazear discusses effect of jobs report on 2012 election CNBC’s Squawk Box

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insights into the current jobs numbers, noting that the US and world economies are not growing and that, until the economies start growing, you will not see any real improvement in the labor markets.

October 4, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Bill Whalen and Victor Davis Hanson on the John Batchelor Show

October 4, 2012

John Taylor discusses Romney’s debate points on the economy on Bloomberg's In the Loop

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, notes that Romney did a terrific job discussing the economy during the debate. The US debt is growing and Romney’s economic plan would reduce debt, get tax rates down, boost the economy, and stimulate growth. (2:35)

October 2, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Michael Bordo and Bill Whalen on the John Batchelor Show

September 21, 2012 | CNBC - Squawk Box

John Taylor on CNBC’s Squawk Box

September 19, 2012 | Nightly Business Report (PBS)

Sam Nunn on Nightly Business Report (PBS)

September 20, 2012

Taylor testifies before the US House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, spoke at the congressional hearing on “Regulation Nation: The Obama Administration’s Regulatory Expansion vs. Jobs and Economic Recovery,” on September 20, 2012. Taylor testified that the current recovery began in the third quarter of 2009 and that it was weak from the start. By its second anniversary, the recovery was still so weak that he called it “a recovery in name only, so weak as to be nonexistent. The normal rebound in job creation and economic growth was delayed. Now the recovery has been delayed yet another year. It’s the worst recovery from a deep recession since the recovery from the Great Depression and perhaps in American history—a tragedy that should not be minimized.”

September 18, 2012 | Brian Wilson and the Afternoon Drive (WSPD)

Victor Davis Hanson On Brian Wilson And The Afternoon Drive (WSPD)

September 19, 2012 | Larry Kudlow Show

Edward Lazear On CNBC’s Larry Kudlow Show

September 20, 2012 | In the Loop (Bloomberg Television)

Edward Lazear On Bloomberg TV's In The Loop With Betty Lui

September 19, 2012

In Bankruptcy Not Bailout: A Special Chapter 14, edited by Hoover fellows Kenneth E. Scott and John B. Taylor, Leading Economists and Legal Experts Offer a New Proposal for Bankruptcy Law–an Alternative to Dodd-Frank and Bailouts

Bankruptcy Not Bailout: A Special Chapter 14

Given the events on Wall Street during the past several years, this book makes a compelling case for fundamental reform of the oversight of large financial firms. In particular, the authors propose and examine the impacts of a new bankruptcy law as a “Chapter 14” to be added to the US Bankruptcy Code. They show how the addition of Chapter 14–using a rules-based bankruptcy process–and the implementation of related reforms would provide a credible alternative to bailouts. This would strengthen the US financial system by providing a more predictable resolution process based on the rule of law and help the US economy grow and thrive.

September 17, 2012 | Recorded on September 12, 2012

Thomas Sowell discusses his essay “‘Trickle Down Theory’ and ‘Tax Cuts for the Rich.’”

Thomas Sowell discusses Intellectuals and Society on Uncommon Knowledge.

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow and author Thomas Sowell discusses his essay “‘Trickle Down Theory’ and ‘Tax Cuts for the Rich.’” (39:52)
“Now anyone who studied history knows that for the first 150 years of this country the federal government did not intervene when the economy turned down. And all that time the downturns all corrected themselves; one of the most classic examples was under Warren G. Harding when, during his first year in office, he found the unemployment rate at 11.7 percent. He did absolutely nothing; he did not spend more government money, he cut back on spending. The Federal Reserve had the interest rates up at 6 or 7 percent, not down at 1 percent, where they are now. The next year unemployment was at 6.7 percent; the year after that it was 2.4 percent. So the economy has recuperative powers. I mean employers have an incentive to hire people. Workers have an incentive to get jobs. Lenders have incentives to lend.”

September 17, 2012 | Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)

Boskin discusses monetary and debt cliffs on Opinion Journal Live

Michael Boskin

Michael Boskin, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, notes that the United States needs to get spending under control and adopt progrowth policies as well as reduce the ever-growing burden of government programs and spending.

September 17, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Meltzer discusses capitalism on the John Bachelor Show

Allan H. Meltzer is a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Allan Meltzer, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses, with John Batchelor, his latest book, Why Capitalism.

September 14, 2012 | Squawk Box (CNBC)

Warsh discusses the Feds actions on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Kevin M. Warsh

Kevin Warsh, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, said Bernanke was aggressive and put all of his chips on the table with QE3. Warsh also notes that the actions of Bernanke reveal that the Fed is very worried about our economy.

September 10, 2012

Leaders in the Economic Community Explain America’s Weak Economy in Government Policies and the Delayed Economic Recovery

Government Policies and the DELAYED Economic Recovery

Hoover Institution Press released Government Policies and the Delayed Economic Recovery, edited by Hoover senior fellows Lee E. Ohanian and John B. Taylor and Ian J. Wright. As the US unemployment rate remains above 8 percent after more than three years since the recession of 2007-9, this book examines reasons for the weak recovery and attributes it to the enactment of poor economic policies and the failure to implement good polices.

September 9, 2012 | Weekend Edition (NPR)

Shaping The Economic Future: 4 Big Ideas

September 6, 2012 | Surveillance (Bloomberg Television)

Michael Spence discusses the global economy and European crisis on Bloomberg Television’s Surveillance

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses the outlook for the global economy, Europe's debt crisis, and the US presidential election.

September 5, 2012

The premier of The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game with Russ Roberts

Hosted by Research Fellow Russ Roberts, this chartcast series features brief conversations with scholars about important and timely issues in public policy. A video presentation of animated charts and graphs accompanies the discussion and highlights key points. Senior Fellow John B. Taylor is Russ’s guest in the inaugural episode, in which the two discuss “The Recovery: Prospects for the Future of the US Economy.” A second installment of their discussion will follow later in the month.

August 31, 2012 | Fox Business

Lazear discusses Romney’s economic plan on Fox Business

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, assesses Mitt Romney’s plan for the economy. Lazear offers insight into the Romney’s plan to lower taxes and broaden the tax base and notes that long-run changes, including broadening the tax base, lowering the tax rates, and improving trade, are key for economic stability.

August 31, 2012 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Lazear discusses whether QE3 is still on the table on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insight into the current economic recovery, noting that the Fed tools are not strong and asking whether the cost of more stimulus justifies the benefits. Lazear believes the United States needs to think of long-term growth and structural changes, such as lower taxes and better trade policies, rather than more stimulus.

August 31, 2012 | townhall.com

Davenport: Republican Convention sharpens the choice

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes, on Townhall.com, that the Republican National Convention sharpened the choice between President Obama, who owns the underperforming economy, and Governor Romney, who knows how to fix it.

August 30, 2012 | Willis Report (Fox Business)

Taylor discusses Bernanke’s announcement of possible policy changes on Fox Business

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the state of the economy and what to expect from Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech in Jackson Hole. (6:38)

August 30, 2012 | Fox Business

Frisby discusses Romney’s tax strategy on Fox Business

Tammy Frisby is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Tammy Frisby, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an economic adviser for Romney, discusses Romney’s tax plan, which is to broaden the base and lower the rates in a revenue-neutral manner.

August 29, 2012 | Economics One (blog)

Government Policies and the Delayed Economic Recovery

August 30, 2012 | On the Record (Fox News)

Condoleezza Rice on Fox News’s On the Record: ‘We really are a country where people come from very humble circumstances and do great things’

Condoleezza Rice
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Condoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University, notes that whenever you find yourself doubting American success, just think about all those times that, in retrospect, America made the impossible seem inevitable.

August 28, 2012 | Street Smart (Bloomberg Television)

Taylor discusses the Fed returning to rules-based policy on Bloomberg's Street Smart

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses private equity taxes but notes that the focus should be on encouraging companies to hire and to create strategies that do everything possible to get the economy moving again. Taylor also emphasizes that the Fed needs to return to a rules-based policy. (9:11)

August 27, 2012 | Recorded on September 27, 2011

Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan presents some of his ideas for fixing government in his September 2011 interview on Uncommon Knowledge

Congressman Paul Ryan

In a wide-ranging 2011 interview, US member of Congress and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan of Wisconsin discusses the need to repeal and replace President Obama’s health care law, his ideas for fixing Medicare and Medicaid, and new concepts to reduce the debt and fix the federal budget.

August 27, 2012 | Bloomberg Radio

Taylor discusses Romney's proposals to turn around the economy on Bloomberg Radio’s Hays Advantage

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the challenges facing the US economy, quantitative easing, Romney’s proposals, and getting the Fed back to a rules-based policy. (15:29)

August 23, 2012 | Willis Report (Fox Business)

Taylor discusses the biggest threats to the US economy on Fox Business’s Willis Report

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses Romney's proposals to turn around the economy, a rules-based Fed policy, reducing the government’s debt, marginal tax rates, and boosting the economy’s outlook.

August 21, 2012 | Fox Business

John Taylor on whether Romney’s economic proposal is gaining support among economists on Fox Business

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, concurs with the five hundred economists who say President Obama’s economic plan is not working. The US debt is growing, says Taylor, and the economy is getting weaker. Romney’s economic plan would reduce debt and get tax rates down while boosting the economy and stimulating growth. (4:04)

August 20, 2012 | EconTalk

Ohanian on the great recession and the labor market

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In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Lee Ohanian, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics and director of the Ettinger Family Program in Macroeconomic Research at the University of California, Los Angeles, the recovery and the state of labor market. Ohanian describes unusual aspects of this recession and recovery in the United States, as shown by the labor market, hours worked, productivity, and wages.

August 17, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Nau discusses foreign policy on the John Batchelor Show

Henry R. Nau

Henry Nau, a 2011–12 national fellow at Hoover and a professor of political science and international affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, discusses Romney’s foreign policy and whether he can renew the United States’ defense and economy.

August 13, 2012 | Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts

Ferguson discusses how he thinks the world will look in 2021

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson, a Hoover senior fellow, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, and a noted author, discusses whether the euro will exist in 2021, what the United States will look like in the future, and what will happen in the Middle East.

August 3, 2012 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Lazear gives his perspective on getting Americans back to work on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insight into the current economic recovery, noting that the employment numbers are below the prerecession growth rate and that the job and GDP growth rates are too low for a decent recovery.

August 2, 2012 | Money Magazine

Taylor gives his perspective on why the Fed's stimulus 'didn't work'

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses, with Money’s Janice Revell, some of the stimulus policies pursued by the Federal Reserve. Taylor contends that short-term attempts to jump-start the economy lead to higher unemployment and slower growth, a case he makes in his recent book, First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America's Prosperity.

July 31, 2012 | Fox Business

Taylor gives his perspective on what the Fed can do to prop up the economy on Fox Business

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, notes that there is too much focus on what the Fed is going to do. The quantitative easing has not helped much and is causing problems with the future of fiscal and monetary policy. The markets should not depend on the Fed to react to every little up and down.

July 25, 2012 | Forbes

Meltzer discusses the Fed, the financial crisis, and monetary history with Forbes’s Paul Hoffmeister

Allan H. Meltzer is a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Allan Meltzer, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses the Fed’s handling of the fiscal crisis. Meltzer notes that the Fed hasn’t been doing what a central bank is supposed to do but rather has been doing fiscal operations for the government, including financing mortgages. If you look around the developed world, you don’t see other central banks buying mortgages. The Fed has more than a trillion dollars’ worth of mortgages on its balance sheet. Ask yourself, how is it going to sell them in this mortgage market?

July 20, 2012 | Fareed Zakaria GPS (CNN)

Ferguson: If euros became drachmas

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson, a Hoover senior fellow, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, and a noted author, discusses what would happen if euros became drachmas.

July 18, 2012 | Recorded on June 25, 2012

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

This week on Uncommon Knowledge President George W. Bush discusses postpresidential life and his work at the Bush Institute. (1:03:21)
“I believe we are a blessed nation; that is, therefore, we have a sense of responsibility to the extent we can to help others. In this case there was a pandemic destroying an entire generation of people. And I didn’t see how I could be president of a powerful, the most powerful, and the richest nation and not lend our support to saving lives. It would have been unconscionable not to act. So I thought it was in our moral interest to act. I also knew it was in our national security interest to act.”

July 10, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Hanson discusses the Obama administration on the John Batchelor Show

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs in on the president’s track record, focusing on the economy, taxes, and inequality. Hanson then addresses the Affordable Care Act.

July 6, 2012 | Fox Business

Frisby discusses Romney’s economic plan on Fox Business

Tammy Frisby is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Tammy Frisby, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses Obama's response to the jobs report and Mitt Romney's 59-point economic plan.

July 3, 2012 | Fox Business

Lazear gives his perspective on the outlook for the US economy on Fox Business

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insight into the current economic recovery, noting that the United States is beginning to slow down again. Lazear recommends that US economic policies focus on the long term and the necessary reforms to lower taxes, improve trade policies, and put in place solid economic strategies to help businesses and the economy prosper.

June 26, 2012 | Squawk on the Street (CNBC)

How to Save America's Economic Future

June 21, 2012 | Surveillance (Bloomberg Television)

Europe Needs Central Fiscal Structure, Spence Says

Michael Spence, professor of economics at New York University's Stern School of Business, talks about Europe's debt crisis...
June 21, 2012 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Lazear gives his perspective on the chance of a recession on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insight into the current economic recovery and notes that the United States needs to focus on the long run and make the necessary reforms to lower taxes, improve trade policies, and implement solid economic strategies to prevent another recession.

June 21, 2012 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Lazear discusses the negative trend in job growth on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insight into the current economic recovery and notes that there's been a very dramatic decrease in the number of hires and in the number of quits. Lazear provides perspective on why hiring levels are falling.

June 18, 2012 | Money, Riches & Wealth (WCBM)

John Taylor discusses First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity on WCBM's Money, Riches, and Wealth

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the challenges facing the US economy and how to get the nation back on track.

June 13, 2012

Pioneering Monetary Policy:
The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy

The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy

Hoover Institution Press released The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy, edited by Evan F. Koenig, Robert Leeson, and George A. Kahn. The Taylor Rule is a monetary policy strategy first proposed in 1992 by John B. Taylor, Hoover Institution senior fellow, Stanford professor, and former US Treasury undersecretary, which shows how central banks should set interest rates in response to inflation, output, and other economic conditions.

June 8, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

John Taylor on the John Batchelor Show

John Taylor, Hoover, in re: Hayek and the rule of rules needed to restore confidence and certainty in a troubled economy...
June 8, 2012 | CNBC - Squawk Box

John Taylor discusses how the United States can reclaim its economic strength on CNBC’s Squawk Box

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the challenges facing job growth in America and how to get the nation back to work. (6:25)

June 5, 2012 | Marketplace (American Public Media)

Fixing the weak U.S. economy requires more long-term policy

Unemployment has ticked up again. Manufacturing is slowing again. And Europe, well, again...Today, Stanford economist John Taylor, formerly with the Bush administration...
June 4, 2012 | Bloomberg Television

Spence: Greece Will Eventually Leave Euro Zone

Michael Spence, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics, talks about the outlook for the European debt crisis...
June 1, 2012 | Cavuto (Fox Business)

Lazear discusses why tax cuts are key to stimulating the economy and job growth on Fox Business’ Cavuto

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, shares his perspective on why tax cuts are integral for boosting jobs and the economy.

June 1, 2012 | InsideTrack (Bloomberg Television)

John Taylor discusses monetary and fiscal policies and growth on Bloomberg Television's InsideTrack

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the outlook for the US economy and Federal Reserve policies.

May 25, 2012 | City Central (Bloomberg Television)

Spence discusses the prospects for Greece remaining in euro zone for 'a while'

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses, with Guy Johnson and Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Television's City Central, Greece's future in the euro zone. He also discusses the Spanish banking system.

May 23, 2012 | Closing Bell (CNBC)

Lazear discusses the fear of tax hikes on CNBC’s Closing Bell

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, shares his perspective on the potential tax increases and spending cuts.

May 15, 2012 | Townhall

Abandoning Austerity a Mistake

It’s always easy to vote out leaders who administer tough medicine, but the world economy is likely to pay a high price...
May 15, 2012 | Townhall

Davenport notes that abandoning austerity is a mistake

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes, on Townhall.com, that voters in Greece and France have ousted leaders who pursued economic austerity. Why? Is it because the alternative economic stimulus has worked so well in Germany and Sweden or because they lack the patience and character to see through a program of spending cuts and debt reduction?

May 14, 2012 | NBC Bay Area News

Frisby responds to questions about California's budget crisis on NBC Bay Area

Tammy Frisby is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Tammy Frisby, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses, with NBC Bay Area's Brent Cannon, how to solve California's budget woes.

May 9, 2012

John B. Taylor Awarded 2012 Hayek Prize

John B. Taylor, has been named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Hayek Pr

One of the country’s leading economists, Hoover Institution senior fellow John B. Taylor, has been named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Hayek Prize for his book First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity (W.W. Norton 2012). The $50,000 Hayek Prize—one of the major book prizes in the country—is awarded by the Manhattan Institute in New York to honor the book that best reflects economist and Nobel laureate Friedrich Hayek’s vision of economic and individual liberty. Taylor will accept the prize and deliver the Hayek Lecture on May 31 in New York City.

May 8, 2012 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Where Did All the Workers Go?

Edward Lazear, Stanford University economics professor, discusses the vanishing American workforce and what is causing the stall in the labor market...
May 8, 2012 | United States House of Representatives

Taylor’s testimony before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology of the Committee on Financial Services US House of Representatives

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, spoke at a congressional hearing titled “Improving the Federal Reserve System: Examining Legislation to Reform the Fed and Other Alternatives.”

April 30, 2012 | EconTalk

Taylor on rules, discretion, and first principles

John B. Taylor

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, his new book, First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America's Prosperity. Taylor argues that, when economic policy adheres to the right basic principles such as keeping rules rather than using discretion, then the economy thrives. Ignoring these principles, Taylor argues, leads to bad economic outcomes such as recessions, inflation, or high unemployment.

April 27, 2012 | Peter Schiff Blog

Allan Meltzer interviewed by Peter Schiff at the Atlantic Economy Summit

Allan H. Meltzer is a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Allan Meltzer, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses, with Peter Schiff, the Fed’s dual mandate and the need for a long-term strategy to address the problems of the economy.

April 17, 2012 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Lazear discusses the “worst economic recovery in history” on CNBC’s Kudlow Report

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insight into the current economic recovery and how it compares historically. Lazear notes that we are not back on the right path and that we have not made up for lost ground.

April 11, 2012

Taylor speaks at SIEPR special event

Taylor speaks at SIEPR special event

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discussed the economy and whether government interventions had made the situation worse in “A Debate: ‘Are Government Interventions an Important Cause of Our Recent Economic Problems?’” with Lawrence H. Summers.

April 11, 2012 | Squawk Box (CNBC)

Lazear on America's Taxing Issue

Edward Lazear, former Council of Economic Advisers chairman and Stanford University economics professor, offers insight on taxes, jobs growth and the economic recovery...
April 6, 2012 | Your Money (CNN)

Economist: Worst recovery ever

Former Bush Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Ed Lazear calls the current recovery the worst ever, but Former IMF Chief Economist Ken Rogoff says financial crises lead to a naturally slow recovery...
April 5, 2012 | Bloomberg Television

Boskin discusses California's economy and budget deficit on Bloomberg TV

Michael Boskin

Michael Boskin, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, notes that California is a mixed picture with a lot of problems and that overall California is not doing well.

April 3, 2012 | Street Signs (CNBC)

Worst Economic Recovery?

Former economic adviser to President G.W. Bush Edward Lazear offers insight into what he considers, "the worst economic recovery in history"...
April 3, 2012 | Street Smart (Bloomberg Television)

Lazear Says U.S. Policies Not Conducive to Growth

Ed Lazear, a professor at Stanford University, talks about the U.S. economic recovery and the outlook for growth...
April 3, 2012 | Reason.tv

Taylor discusses five keys to restoring America's prosperity on Reason TV

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses his recent book, First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America's Prosperity. Taylor notes the not-so-secret ingredients to rebuilding American's economic future are: predictable policy, rule of law, strong incentives, reliance on markets, and a clearly limited role for government.

April 3, 2012

Taylor speaks at SIEPR special event

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses government interventions in “A Debate: ‘Are Government Interventions an Important Cause of Our Recent Economic Problems?’” with Lawrence H. Summers, the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University and president emeritus of Harvard University on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The event is hosted by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).

April 2, 2012 | EconTalk

Eugene White on bank regulation

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Eugene White of Rutgers University, the regulation of banks and financial crises. White argues that most regulation tries to limit the choices of banks to restrain them from making choices that create instability or fragility. A better approach, White contends, is to change the incentives facing bankers so that they would be encouraged to make prudent choices.

March 27, 2012

Taylor testifies at Brady congressional hearing

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, spoke at the congressional hearing conducted by Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), vice chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, on March 27, 2012. The theme of the hearing is which monetary policy going forward will ensure a sound dollar.

March 27, 2012 | Charlie Rose

Warsh on the Charlie Rose Show

Kevin M. Warsh

Kevin Warsh, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, discusses the Federal Reserve’s response to the financial crisis and what we have learned from the response to the crisis.

March 14, 2012 | C-SPAN

Allan Meltzer discusses the economy at the Atlantic summit on C-SPAN

Allan H. Meltzer is a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Allan H. Meltzer, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses the economic recovery in the United States and the world.

March 9, 2012 | Wall Street Journal Report (CNBC)

Jobs, Debt and Oil

Stanford University economics professor and former chief economic advisor, Edward Lazear, on a strong jobs report, the Greek debt deal, and oil prices...
March 9, 2012 | Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)

Allan Meltzer discusses his recent book Why Capitalism? on Bloomberg's Surveillance Midday

Allan H. Meltzer is a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Allan Meltzer, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, talks about the Greek debt crisis, the social welfare state, the Dodd-Frank Act, and his book Why Capitalism?

March 8, 2012 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Taylor discusses stocks swinging higher on CNBC’s Kudlow Report

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses whether the market is on the verge of a 5 to 10 percent pullback, the Fed's new bond-buying program, inflation, and getting back to a sound monetary policy.

March 2, 2012 | Fox Business

Roberts discusses capitalism on Fox Business

Russell D. Roberts

Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses whether capitalism is an ethical economic system. Roberts would like to see the government stop privatizing gains and socializing losses and get back to a free market system.

March 1, 2012 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Taylor discusses Bernanke's testimony and the economy on CNBC's Squawk Box

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, weighs in on taxes and the Fed's plan to keep interest rates low and whether the fed and central banks can control inflation.

February 29, 2012 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Warsh discusses the US economy on CNBC’s Kudlow Report

Kevin M. Warsh

Kevin Warsh, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, discusses the outlook for the US economy, noting that “there is a window and there is a real opportunity for this economy to be strong again, and if we keep treating it as if it were a fragile economy, that's what it will turn out to be.”

February 24, 2012 | C-Span2 Book TV

John Taylor discusses his recent book First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity on C-SPAN

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, gave an overview of the current economic situation, comparing it to the recession of the 1980s. He argued that a return to the founding principles of economic and political freedom—limited government, rule of law, strong incentives, reliance on markets, a predictable policy framework—is necessary to make the United States successful again. (37:00)

February 21, 2012 | Street Smart (Bloomberg Television)

Taylor discusses the US budget deficit on Bloomberg's Street Smart

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses US fiscal policy, the economy, taxes, and how to reduce the deficits and stimulate growth. (4:10)

February 16, 2012 | Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)

John Taylor: Five Keys to Restoring America's Prosperity

Unemployment rates fell in January and GDP levels rose last quarter. Both these figures may indicate that America's recovery from the Great Recession is picking up pace. But Stanford economist John Taylor says America's position is still weaker than past eras of economic growth...
February 15, 2012 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Will Growth Bail Out the U.S.?

Although the economy is improving, the chances of landing work are still limited for the currently unemployed, says Edward Lazear, Stanford University professor. "Getting better does not mean good," he tells CNBC's Larry Kudlow...
February 14, 2012 | Fast Money (CNBC)

Will Greece Get Bailout Package?

John Taylor, former Treasury Undersecretary, discusses the Greek austerity package, ahead of Wednesday's Eurogroup meeting...
February 14, 2012

Hoover fellows participate in symposium on the need for reform of the Federal Reserve system

Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building
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Hoover fellows participated in a symposium that used as background the Federal Reserve’s performance leading up to and during the financial crisis of 2007–8, the Great Recession of 2007–9, and the current slow recovery.

The discussion began with presentations by George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow; Michael Bordo, national fellow 2011–12; Allan Meltzer, distinguished visiting fellow; and John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics, all at the Hoover Institution. The presentations and the discussion that accompanied them stressed four salient themes: (1) the importance of the Fed having as its sole mandate maintaining long-run price stability;(2) the imperative of having the Fed follow a credible and enforceable rule to maintain price stability; (3) the importance of the Fed’s implementing this rule being accountable to Congress; (4) the importance of restoring the Fed’s independence from the fiscal authorities as soon as possible.

February 7, 2012

Seminar features Hoover research fellow Kori Schake

Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution
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Kori Schake, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an associate professor of international security studies at the United States Military Academy, gave a presentation titled the “European Debt Crisis” on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at the Montelucia Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

February 6, 2012 | Street Smart (Bloomberg Television)

Stanford's Taylor on U.S. Deficit, Fed, Greece

John Taylor, a professor of economics at Stanford University, talks about the U.S. federal budget deficit and fiscal policy. Taylor also discusses Federal Reserve monetary policy and Greece's debt crisis...
January 25, 2012 | Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)

Nobel Laureate Spence Analyzes European Crisis

Nobel laureate Michael Spence, a professor of economics at New York University, talks about the European debt crisis...at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland...
January 25, 2012 | Pulse (Bloomberg Television)

Spence discusses the prospects for unemployment and jump-starting growth in Europe and the United States

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses, with Maryam Nemazee on Bloomberg Television's The Pulse, investing in emerging markets and Western Europe and the outlook for the US and European economies in 2012.

January 24, 2012 | Street

John Taylor discusses restoring prosperity: trust markets, not bailouts

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, makes the case against excessive government intervention and corporate bailouts on The Street. (3:13)

January 23, 2012 | Wall Street Journal TV

Taylor discusses spending rules to live by on Wall Street Journal TV

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the US spending binge and how it has lost its economic principles. (8:27)

January 23, 2012 | Squawk Box (CNBC)

Ed Lazaer: Labor Market Improving

The labor market is improving and there are more quits than layoffs, says Edward Lazear, Stanford University economics professor, who adds, even though the market is improving there is still a "world of hurt"...
January 20, 2012 | Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)

Stanford's Taylor on Fed Policy, U.S. Economy

John Taylor, a professor of economics at Stanford University and a former Treasury undersecretary, talks about Federal Reserve monetary policy. Taylor also discusses U.S. fiscal policy and the economy, and Greece's debt crisis...
January 20, 2012 | Willis Report (Fox Business)

The 5 Steps to Fixing the Economy

“First Principles” author John Taylor on what is needed to turn the U.S. economy around...
January 20, 2012 | Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)

Taylor discusses fed policy and US economy on Bloomberg's Surveillance Midday

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses, with Tom Keene and Michael McKee, the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Taylor also discusses US fiscal policy, the economy, and Greece's debt crisis.

January 20, 2012 | Squawk Box (CNBC)

Principles to Restore the Economy

We have lost track of limiting the role of government, with the intervening, stimulus packages and quantitative easing, says John Taylor...
January 17, 2012

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio visits the Hoover Institution

Senator Rob Portman
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On Tuesday, January 17, 2012, Ohio senator Rob Portman visited the Hoover Institution to discuss economic policy concerns facing the nation. Portman has extensive experience in both the legislative and executive branches of government, including as director of the Office of Management and Budget and, most recently, as a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (i.e., “Supercommittee”). Portman’s campaign for the Senate focused on creating jobs and getting the deficit under control.

January 16, 2012 | Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)

Forecasting the Economy

Many economists anticipate that this year will be an improvement over 2011 -- but growth is expected to be slow. We talk with two leading analysts about the state of the nation's economy, and we'll get their predictions for the year ahead...
January 16, 2012 | EconTalk

Taleb on antifragility

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Nassim Taleb, author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan, antifragility, the concept behind Taleb's next book.

January 9, 2012 | EconTalk

Dean Baker on the Crisis

January 6, 2012 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Lazear discusses the unemployment numbers on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the employment numbers and what they mean to the economy.

January 2, 2012 | EconTalk

Sumner on money and the fed

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Scott Sumner of Bentley University and the blog The Money Illusion, the state of monetary policy, the actions of the Federal Reserve during the past two years, and the state of the economy.

December 14, 2011 | Recorded on November 11, 2011

James Delingpole: Great Britain, the Green Movement, and the End of the World

James Delingpole

This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist James Delingpole discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the European Union, the Green movement, and socialized medicine. (47:41)

December 13, 2011 | Recorded on November 21, 2011

Putting education and growth into deficit talks

Hoover senior fellows Terry Moe (left) and Eric Hanushek.

Eric Hanushek and Terry Moe, Hoover senior fellows and members of the K–12 Education Task Force, discuss the role of economic growth in dealing with current deficit problems. The breakdown of congressional fiscal discussions over the balance of spending cuts and taxes completely neglects the third option of increasing GDP growth, a policy that would deal with long-run Medicare and Social Security issues. Improving long-run growth, however, will take significant changes in school policy–something that is difficult to achieve politically. (6:06)

December 5, 2011

Economic growth conference at the Hoover Institution

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Hoover fellows John Taylor and Lee Ohanian hosted a conference entitled “Restoring Robust Economic Growth in America” at the Hoover Institution on Friday, December 2, 2011. George P. Shultz gave the opening remarks, followed by special guest Alan Greenspan of Greenspan Associates, who served as chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States for twenty years. This conference brought together economists with extensive research and policy experience to address issues such as unemployment, policy uncertainty, long-term reforms, and monetary and fiscal problems. Developing a policy strategy to deal with the problem of slow growth and unemployment requires both answers to these questions and a diagnosis of the problem, as noted by conference participants.

December 5, 2011 | EconTalk

Cowen on the European crisis

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Tyler Cowen of George Mason University, the European crisis. Cowen argues that Greece is likely to default either in fact or in spirit but that the key question is which nations might follow.

December 2, 2011 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Lazear discusses the unemployment rate drop on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses why the unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percent and whether it is a sampling error.

December 2, 2011 | Pajamas Media

Hanson on whether there is a silver lining for America in the looming EU collapse

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the prospects of a European Union (EU) collapse. Although there will be some unfortunate consequences, Hanson thinks it could be good for US agriculture, especially California farmers. The EU financial crisis is also dispelling the myth that life in a European welfare state is better than in America.

November 30, 2011 | Bloomberg Television

Allan Meltzer discusses the lender of last resort and the European Central Bank with Tom Keene on Bloomberg

Allan H. Meltzer is a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Allan H. Meltzer is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of History of the Federal Reserve, Volume I: 1913–1951 (University of Chicago Press, 2002), a definitive research work on the Federal Reserve. Meltzer notes that Europe needs a strategy to deal with its debt problem. Eventually the Germans may have to pick up the cost of the debt, but the alternative is a plan for serious deflation in the southern countries or inflation in Germany.

November 28, 2011 | Mike McConnell (WGN)

Russell Roberts on the Mike McConnell Show

Russell D. Roberts

Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics and the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, discusses his novel The Price of Everything, and uses it to help explain some confusing aspects of today's complicated economy.

November 21, 2011 | Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)

McNamara discusses the UC Davis pepper spray incident on KQED’s Forum

Joseph McNamara

Joseph McNamara is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and was chief of police for the City of San Jose, California, for fifteen years. He joins a panel discussion concerning the use of pepper spray to move seated Occupy UC Davis protesters on Friday. The incident, which has gained international media attention, also led the campus faculty association to call for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi.

November 15, 2011

President Silva of Portugal visits the Hoover Institution

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President Aníbal Cavaco Silva of Portugal and the first lady visited the Hoover Institution on Monday, November 14, 2011, for a closed-door roundtable luncheon discussion. John Raisian, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution, along with Tom Stephenson, Hoover overseer and former ambassador to Portugal, and his wife, Barbara, hosted the event. The president offered optimistic remarks about the future for Portugal, emphasizing the austerity measures being implemented, expansion of commerce beyond its traditional trading partners, and movement by the government to support the business sector to become more entrepreneurial and competitive

November 10, 2011

Advocates of the flat tax

Alvin Rabushka is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institu

In an article in the Stanford Daily, Alvin Rabushka, the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses his advice to Texas governor Rick Perry on Perry’s flat-rate tax plan. Rabushka also commented on Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan: “In effect what you’ve got is labor paying a 9 percent tax, labor again paying 9 percent on income above a poverty threshold, and then again paying 9 percent as consumers.” Click here to read the article.

November 7, 2011 | EconTalk

Kaplan on the inequality and the top 1%

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Steven Kaplan of the University of Chicago, the richest Americans and income inequality. Drawing on his work with Joshua Rauh, Kaplan talks about the composition of the richest 1 percent and one-tenth of 1 percent—what proportions come from the financial sector, CEOs from nonfinancial corporations, athletes, lawyers, and so on.

November 3, 2011 | In the Loop (Bloomberg Television)

Lazear on the US economy and the European debt crisis

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the European debt situation and the problems associated with unemployment. Lazear notes that the United States and Europe need to focus on the underlying structural problems and getting spending under control.

November 2, 2011 | Squawk on the Street (CNBC)

Lazear discusses Europe, the Federal Reserve, and jobs on CNBC

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the European debt situation and the problems associated with unemployment. Lazear notes that the United States and Europe need to focus on the long term, reduce the size of government, and implement the necessary reforms to improve the economy and reduce unemployment.

November 2, 2011

Macey on the financial crisis

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Jonathan R. Macey, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Property Rights Task Force, talks about the root causes of the financial crisis. He describes the theme of his talk as being “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Two major sources of blame are the credit rating agencies and their inability to measure risk.

November 1, 2011 | CNBC

Taylor discusses whether the US leadership is off track on CNBC

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the principles of economic freedom, his tax plan, and how to get the US economy growing again.

October 31, 2011 | Recorded on October 18, 2011

Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell discusses Intellectuals and Society on Uncommon Knowledge.

In this wide-ranging interview marking the publication of his new book, The Thomas Sowell Reader, Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, his life, Barack Obama, class warfare, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and the influence of Milton Friedman. (46:52)

October 28, 2011

Epstein on economic inequality in America

Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein discusses economic inequality in America

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University Law School, discussed economic inequality with PBS news correspondent Paul Solmen in Making Sense. In Epstein’s view, inequality in a free market system may be an incentive for people to create wealth. “If in fact it turns out that inequality creates an incentive for people to produce and create wealth, it’s a wonderful force for innovation,” Epstein states.

October 25, 2011 | townhall.com

Davenport: Our growing government

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that, even though we are living through the biggest recession since the Depression, we are also witness to the most expansive growth of federal power since the New Deal.

October 25, 2011 | Hoover Institution

Henderson on the Frank Beckmann Show

David R. Henderson is a research fellow with the Hoover Institution.

David Henderson, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, discusses the growth of government, the problems with funding (raising taxes) the massive growth, and what programs or departments should be cut.

October 21, 2011 | CNBC

Lazear discusses the Senate’s rejection of Obama’s jobs bill CNBC

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the European debt situation and the jobs stimulus bill in the United States. Lazear notes that the United States and Europe need to focus on the long term and take the necessary reforms to improve the economic outcomes and strengthen the banks.

October 20, 2011

Hoover Institution hosts Economic Recovery Conference

John B. Taylor is the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Hoover
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The Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Economic Policy and Stanford University’s Center for Latin American Studies hosted an all-day conference titled “The Uneven Recovery: Emerging Markets Versus Developed Economies” on Friday, October 14, 2011. This remarkable unevenness characterizes the recoveries of other emerging market economies in contrast with developed economies as a whole.

October 20, 2011 | Cavuto (Fox Business)

Thomas Sowell discusses US spending and foreign aid on Fox Business’s Cavuto

Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy

Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, discusses, with Neil Cavuto, spending, bailouts, contracts, mortgages, and what we need to do to turn the economy around.

October 18, 2011 | Freedom Watch (Fox Business)

Sowell discusses economics 101 on Fox Business’ Freedom Watch

Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy

Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, discusses spending, bailouts, taxes, and the economy on Freedom Watch.

October 17, 2011 | EconTalk

Wapshott on Keynes and Hayek

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Nicholas Wapshott, author of Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich A. Hayek: their ideas, their disagreements, their friendship, and how the two men influenced economists and public policy during their lifetimes and beyond.

October 14, 2011 | Hannity (Fox News)

Thomas Sowell on 'Hannity'

Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy

Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, discusses politics, taxes, education, bailouts, and the economy on Fox News.

October 7, 2011 | Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)

Lazear discusses US jobs data and the economic outlook on Bloomberg Televisions’s Surveillance Midday

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the latest US payroll report. Although US employers added more workers in September than forecast and figures for July and August were revised upward, Lazear notes that it is nowhere near good enough.

October 3, 2011 | Recorded on September 27, 2011

Paul Ryan—Fixing Government and Not Running For President

Congressman Paul Ryan

Congressman Paul Ryan discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the importance of repealing Obamacare.

September 30, 2011

Greek foreign minister visits Hoover

Foreign Minister of Greece Stavros Lambrinidis
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Greek foreign minister Stavros Lambrinidis visited the Hoover Institution on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, for a roundtable discussion with members of the Working Group on Economic Policy. Minister Lambrinidis described efforts, through a series of austerity measures, to overcome the crushing debt burden facing his country and at the same time fighting recession.

September 27, 2011

US Congressman Paul Ryan Visits Hoover, Highlights Urgent Need to Engage in National Health Care Debate

US member of Congress Paul Ryan, representing Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, visited the Hoover Institution on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, to highlight the need to repeal and replace President Obama’s health care law.  “We know that the first step toward real, bipartisan advances in health policy must start with a full repeal of the president’s partisan law,” Ryan said during remarks to Hoover Institution supporters. Ryan underscored the need to engage the nation in a serious debate on health care and put forward a principled reform agenda that confronts health care inflation. He emphasized the need to transition from “the open-ended, defined-benefit approach of the past, to market-oriented, defined-contribution reforms that promote choice and competition.”

September 23, 2011 | Political Economy (Washington Post)

An economics lesson from George Shultz

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George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, speaking at a dinner in his honor at the Economic Club of New York, which gave him its first Award of Leadership Excellence, presented a big-picture analysis on why our economic troubles have manifested themselves and what changes policy makers could implement to fix them.

September 23, 2011 | Daily Ticker (Yahoo! Finance)

Spence discusses whether ideology has gotten in the in the way of good policy on Yahoo Finance

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, notes that the speed and composition of a US recovery will be determined by Washington and the delicate balance between investment and spending. The United States needs structural adjustments and tax reform, which will take time.

September 22, 2011

Meltzer assesses the federal debt and the US economy before the US Senate

Hoover distinguished visiting fellow Allan Meltzer

Allan Meltzer, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, testified before the US Senate’s Joint Economic Committee. In his testimony, Meltzer notes that there is no shortage of money and liquidity and that the Federal Reserve has pushed and prodded market interest rates to the lowest levels ever achieved.

September 22, 2011 | Strategy Session (CNBC)

Boskin discusses Operation Twist on CNBC

Michael Boskin

Michael Boskin, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, notes that the potential to help the economy with Operation Twist is small. Boskin recommends reforming the tax code, rightsizing regulations, and getting away from the constant tinkering with the economy to a more permanent, predictable set of policies to improve the economic outlook.

September 22, 2011 | Reuters

Spence notes US fiscal policy key to recovery on Reuters

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, notes that the speed and composition of a US recovery will be determined by Washington and the delicate balance between investment and spending. The United States needs structural adjustments and that will take time.

September 20, 2011 | On Point (NPR)

Roberts discusses Obama’s deficit reduction plan on NPR’s On Point

Russell D. Roberts

Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics and the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, discusses debt, taxes, and Obama’s deficit reduction plan.

September 19, 2011 | Nightly Business Report (PBS)

Shultz on the PBS Nightly Business Report

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George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, shares his ideas on how to get the economy going, including focusing on long-term growth and tax reform. [Interview begins about 11:40]

September 19, 2011 | EconTalk

Garett Jones on the stimulus

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Garett Jones of George Mason University, the workers who were hired with money from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: the stimulus package. The conversation includes a discussion of the labor market generally and why the stimulus spending may not have been effective.

September 15, 2011 | Morning Edition (NPR)

Joffe discusses, on NPR, whether countries benefit from the Eurozone despite the debt crisis

Josef Joffe

Josef Joffe, the Marc and Anita Abramowitz Fellow in International Relations at the Hoover Institution and publisher/editor of the German weekly Die Zeit, notes that debt-ridden countries such as Greece “can't be on the dole forever.” Joffe discusses the cultural clashes of the Eurozone and the problems that stem from the Eurozone’s inception when a monetary union was created but not a fiscal union.

September 15, 2011 | Street Smart (Bloomberg Television)

Barro, Galbraith debate US economic policy on Bloomberg

Robert J. Barro

Robert Barro, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, debates, with James Galbraith, a professor at the University of Texas in Austin, what is wrong with the US economy, the effectiveness of fiscal austerity versus stimulus, and ways to spur growth.

September 14, 2011 | Morning Show (WMOX)

Hennessey discusses economic policy on the Morning Show

Keith Hennessey, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution

Keith Hennessey, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, discusses the federal budget process, the debt debate, and economic policy.

September 13, 2011 | United States House of Representatives

Taylor gives an assessment of the president’s proposal to stimulate the economy and create jobs before the House of Representatives

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, testified before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In his testimony, Taylor notes the best thing government can do to create sustained consumption and investment is to move away from temporary actions and start on a clear comprehensive strategy to reduce the deficit and the growth of debt gradually and credibly over time, thereby removing some of the concerns and fears, whether about another financial crisis, inflation, deflation, or tax increases.

September 13, 2011 | C-SPAN

Taylor discusses the need for a comprehensive economic strategy before the Senate Finance Committee

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, testified before the Senate Finance Committee concerning tax reform. In his testimony, shown on C-SPAN, Taylor notes that reducing marginal tax rates and broadening the base will be beneficial to economic growth. And higher economic growth means that tax revenue will also be higher.

September 12, 2011 | Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

Blahous discusses the future of Social Security in challenging times on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

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Charles Blahous, a Hoover research fellow who currently serves as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Programs, discusses the mounting concern over jobs and the deficit that have made Social Security a target for cuts.

September 9, 2011 | Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)

Boskin discusses the Obama presidency by the numbers on Opinion Journal

Michael Boskin

Michael J. Boskin, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses unemployment, taxes, the stimulus packages, and Obama’s management of the economy.

September 2, 2011 | Fox Business

Lazear discusses how Obama can reverse the job market

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, notes that the government can create an environment for business that stimulates long-term job growth.

August 23, 2011 | Top Story with Chris Reed (KOGO)

Hanson on Top Story with Chris Reed

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the economy, debt, spending, and politics as well as solutions for California and the United States.

August 23, 2011 | Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

Roberts addresses the fears of a recession on the Diane Rehm Show

Russell D. Roberts

Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses whether we are facing another economic recession. Roberts is part of a panel that weighs in on fears of another downturn and gives ideas on how to get the economy growing again.

August 22, 2011 | Fox Business

Shultz discusses the economy and Libya on Fox Business

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George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the steps needed to fix the struggling economy, how to reduce the deficit, how to improve education, and the situation in Libya.

August 17, 2011 | CNBC

Lazear gives a snapshot of the economy on CNBC

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the economy, unemployment, regulations, taxes, debt, and how to get the economy growing again.

August 15, 2011 | Recorded on August 13, 2011

Is Russia Going to Repeat the Crisis of 2008 or 1998?

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August 14, 2011 | KQED

Taylor on boosting job growth: It's a money matter

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, notes, on KQED news, that the economy could be boosted enough to create more jobs but not with another stimulus package.

August 10, 2011 | CNBC

Taylor discusses whether the debt deal was positive for the economy on CNBC

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the debt deal in Washington, whether we are headed for a double-dip recession, and the necessity of creating a more predictable fiscal and monetary policy.

August 8, 2011 | NPR

Roberts discusses what's next for the US economy on NPR

Russell D. Roberts

Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics and the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, discusses the turmoil in the US economy and what the US needs to do to reduce the debt and uncertainty and encourage economic growth.

August 3, 2011 | Reuters

Taylor discusses what was accomplished in US debt deal

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, explains why he thinks a lot was accomplished in the debt negotiations and why the deal will be successful in getting the US economy moving again.

August 3, 2011 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Taylor discusses post–debt deal economics on CNBC

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the economy, unemployment, regulations, the effect of the stimulus money, and the possible consequences of the agreement to raise the US debt ceiling and cut spending.

August 2, 2011 | PBS NewsHour

Raise the roof: Debt crisis averted, but debate far from over

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the bipartisan agreement to raise the US debt ceiling and cut spending on PBS’s NewsHour.

August 2, 2011 | Pulse (Bloomberg Television)

Spence on Italian Debt

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses the outlook for a political resolution to Italy's debt woes. Spence also discusses the US debt-ceiling debate and the country's credit rating with Maryam Nemazee on Bloomberg Television's The Pulse.

August 1, 2011 | EconTalk

Admati on financial regulation

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Anat Admati of Stanford University, ways to make the financial system more stable. In particular, Admati explores the implications of higher capital requirements.

July 25, 2011 | EconTalk

Hennessey on the debt ceiling and the budget process

Keith Hennessey, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Hoover research fellow Keith Hennessey, the politics of the debt ceiling and the budget process.

July 25, 2011 | townhall.com

Davenport: Rolling back excessive public pensions

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that many cities and states are drowning in debt because of public pension obligations. Some cities pay 70 to 80 percent of their budget toward pension costs, but cities and states may get some relief from the courts.

July 12, 2011 | Hugh Hewitt Show

Taylor discusses the debt ceiling with Hugh Hewitt

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the debt ceiling and what would happen and who would get paid if the ceiling were not raised.

July 8, 2011 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Lazear discusses why the economy isn’t creating jobs CNBC’s Kudlow Report

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the tax cuts, the dismal employment data, and what it will take to generate job growth in America.

July 8, 2011 | Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)

Lazear discusses Obama's economic policies and the job market

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses President Barack Obama's economic policies and the United States labor market with Tom Keene on Bloomberg Television's Surveillance Midday.

July 4, 2011 | EconTalk

Skeel on bankruptcy and the auto industry bailout

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with David Skeel of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, bankruptcy and the government bailout of the auto industry.

June 30, 2011 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Taylor discusses QE2 and the prospects for QE3 on CNBC

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses, with CNBCs’s Larry Kudlow, QE2, other stimulus programs, the prospects for QE3, and the potential for a US economic recovery.

June 27, 2011 | Bloomberg

Taylor on the Fed, US fiscal policy, and the economy

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses Federal Reserve monetary policy, the Taylor Rule, and the prospects for a US economic recovery with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene.

June 26, 2011 | Q&A (C-SPAN)

Q&A with Russ Roberts and John Papola

Russell D. Roberts

Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, and filmmaker John Papola discuss their two rap videos about economics. The most recent was “Fight of the Century.”

June 24, 2011 | Wall Street Journal Report (CNBC)

Spence notes the United States is not a giant in the future global economy

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University who was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association, discusses, with CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, the changing fortune of the US economy in the twenty-first century.

June 24, 2011 | Big Interview (WSJ.com)

Taylor: We are in a balance sheet recession

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses his “biggest worry,” which is that the United States economy will be anemic for years and unemployment will remain high. He does not, however, advocate any additional stimulus from the government or the Federal Reserve.

June 20, 2011

State and Municipal Fiscal Default Workshop

State and Municipal Fiscal Default Workshop at the Hoover Institution
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On June 15–16, 2011, scholars and practitioners gathered for the State and Municipal Fiscal Default Workshop at the Hoover Institution. Experts from the fields of public policy, economics, finance, law, and state and local politics consulted about the nature of the problem, the current legal structures, and the possibility of legislative or other reform to avert the need for federal bailouts.

June 18, 2011 | John Batchelor Show

Spence is on the John Batchelor Show

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses his new book, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World. Spence also talks about the global changes and emerging economies.

June 13, 2011 | CNBC

Lazear discusses whether business optimism is plunging on CNBC’s Kudlow Report

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, is part of a panel discussion concerning economic policy, taxes, pessimism of US business leaders, and why US businesses are not hiring.

June 9, 2011 | FOX Business

Taylor discusses his Wall Street Journal op-ed, “In Praise of Debt Limit ‘Chicken,’” on FOX Business

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, explains why the GOP’s playing chicken with the debt limit will help reduce spending and thus the deficits and debt, which will be good for the economy.

June 8, 2011 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Lazear discusses job indicators on CNBC

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, notes that the net jobs data are a small fraction of a total number of hires and that those are the numbers people should look at more closely.

June 2, 2011 | Today (BBC Radio)

Taylor: United States ‘not in stalemate’ over debt limit

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the “tough negotiations” between President Obama and the leading Republicans over America's growing debt.

June 1, 2011 | Policy Review

The Roots of the 2008 Economic Collapse

David R. Henderson on What Caused the Financial Crisis? by Jeffrey Friedman, ed....
May 31, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

Spence discusses the two-speed global economy

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses, with the Wall Street Journal's Justin Lahart, what the world will look like once the world's emerging economies finally catch up with, and in some cases surpass, the United States.

May 27, 2011 | MSNBC

Spence discusses getting America back to work on MSNBC

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses the sluggish job recovery and how the government can help reduce unemployment.

May 27, 2011 | Charlie Rose

Spence on Charlie Rose

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discussed his new book, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, with Charlie Rose.

May 24, 2011

Senior Fellow Michael Spence’s The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World book talk

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution discussed his new book

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discussed his new book, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, at the Hoover Institution on May 24, 2011. Spence talked about how the pattern of economic growth before World War II led to enormous gaps in wealth and living standards between the industrialized West and the rest of the world.

May 23, 2011 | KUOW

Spence discusses his latest book on KUOW

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, notes that although the economy may recover, the job market will not. Globalization is making US companies more productive but at the expense of the middle class. In his latest book, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, Spence looks at how this pattern shifted after World War II and how that trend will reshape the world.

May 20, 2011 | Fox Business

Taylor discusses taking action on spending on Fox’s Business News

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, notes that we need a link between the debt ceiling and spending cuts. Taylor explains that raising the debt limit and reducing spending will decrease the long-term risk of default.

May 19, 2011 | Recorded on April 19, 2011

Thomas Sowell—Economic Facts and Fallacies

Thomas Sowell discusses Intellectuals and Society on Uncommon Knowledge.

Thomas Sowell has studied and taught economics, intellectual history, and social policy at institutions that include Cornell University, UCLA, and Amherst College. Now a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Sowell has published more than a dozen books, the latest of which is a revised and expanded second edition of Economic Facts and Fallacies.

May 17, 2011 | John Batchelor Show

Edward Lazear discusses the job market on the John Batchelor Show

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses why the economy is not recovering as quickly as it should and how we can get the economy growing through lower taxes and fewer regulations.

May 17, 2011 | Fox News

Edward Lazear discusses why the economy isn’t moving forward on Fox News

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the job market and why the economy is not recovering as quickly as it should.

May 16, 2011 | WNYC

Spence discusses his latest book on WNYC

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses the economic growth that led to enormous gaps in wealth and living standards between the industrialized West and the rest of the world. In his latest book, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, Spence looks at how this pattern shifted after World War II and how that trend will reshape the world.

May 16, 2011 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Spence discusses the European debt crisis on CNBC

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses, on CNBC’s Squawk Box, the European debt crisis in relation to the global economy and the best course of action to help struggling economies.

May 6, 2011 | Fox Business

Sowell discusses the economy on Fox’s Business News

Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy

Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, discusses the impact of government involvement in the housing industry, health care, energy, and government efforts to redistribute income.

May 5, 2011 | Reason.tv

Roberts discusses his latest Keynes-Hayek rap video on ReasonTV

Russell D. Roberts

Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with ReasonTV’s Nick Gillespie, the ideas behind the latest Keynes-Hayek video and what his hopes are for the project.

May 4, 2011 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Lazear discusses the economy on CNBC’s Squwak Box

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, notes that there are no quick fixes for the economy and that the government needs to focus on long-term growth.

May 4, 2011 | Fox Business

Lazear assesses the economic recovery on Fox’s Business News

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses why the economy is not recovering as quickly as it should and what the government needs to do to help the economy get back on track.

May 2, 2011 | EconTalk

Papola on the Keynes Hayek rap videos

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with John Papola of Emergent Order, their collaboration on creating rap videos based on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek.

April 28, 2011 | Cafe Hayek

Roberts rap video: The Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two

Roberts rap video: The Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two

Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, presents the impact of government spending (Keysenian theory) versus a free market solution (Hayek theory) on the economy using a rap video.

April 27, 2011 | Fox Business

John Taylor notes that Bernanke needs to outline a strategy on Fox Business News

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and strategy. Taylor notes that QE1 and QE2 or easy money create little benefit for the increased risk of inflation or the increased risk of economic disruption when all the stimulus money is pulled out of the system. (3:44)

April 19, 2011 | Bloomberg Television

Taylor says United States can balance budget without higher taxes

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and a former Treasury undersecretary, talks with Margaret Brennan on Bloomberg Television's InBusiness, about US tax policy, the economy, balancing the budget without raising taxes, and a credible debt reduction plan.

March 28, 2011 | EconTalk

Vincent Reinhart on Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, and the financial crisis

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Vincent Reinhart of the American Enterprise Institute, the government interventions and noninterventions in financial markets in 2008.

March 25, 2011 | Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)

Lazear doesn't expect `much of a change' after Hoenig

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses, with Tom Keene on Bloomberg Television's Surveillance Midday, the economy, unemployment, and the impact on monetary policy of Thomas Hoenig’s retirement from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

March 25, 2011 | Willis Report (Fox Business)

Hubbard on the dangers of the federal deficit to our economy

R. Glenn Hubbard

R. Glenn Hubbard, a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Health Care Policy and the dean of Columbia University Business School, where he is also the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, discusses the economy, health care, and “too big to fail” on Fox Business News.

March 22, 2011 | Townhall

Davenport: Time to get serious

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that if we want to tame big government and tackle our economic woes, then maybe we should start paying attention to places like Canada and Germany.

March 21, 2011

Representative Eric Cantor, majority leader of Congress, visits the Hoover Institution

Eric Cantor, majority leader of Congress, visits the Hoover Institution

Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA), majority leader of the 112th Congress, visited the Hoover Institution on Monday, March 21, 2011, to discuss the economic policy concerns facing our nation. Cantor also discussed the importance of applying ourselves intellectually and creatively, and striving for strong leadership. To shift to a more prosperous environment, he insisted that we must “get people back to work.”

March 21, 2011 | EconTalk

Coyle on the economics of enough

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Diane Coyle, author of The Economics of Enough, how the financial crisis, the entitlement crisis, and climate change all reflect a failure to deal with the future appropriately.

March 15, 2011 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Ferguson: History does not repeat

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson, a Hoover senior fellow, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, and a noted author, discusses how quickly complex civilizations can fall apart on CNBC.

March 10, 2011 | Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)

Spence discusses the European debt crisis and US growth with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene

Michael A. Spence

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses the European debt crisis and the outlook for US growth, productivity, and employment with Tom Keene on Bloomberg Television's Surveillance Midday.

March 1, 2011 | Fox Business

John Taylor discusses government spending cuts on Fox’s Business News

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, disagrees with the Goldman Sachs’ report, which notes that a reduction in federal government spending will cause a slowdown in the economy and even increase unemployment. Taylor believes that debt reduction and reducing uncertainty will improve the economic outlook.

March 1, 2011 | In the Loop (Bloomberg Television)

John Taylor is featured on Bloomberg TV’s In the Loop

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, previews Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's semiannual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee today in Washington. Taylor, speaking with Betty Liu on Bloomberg Television's In the Loop, also talks about the Fed's monetary policy and the outlook for a US economic recovery.

February 24, 2011 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Taylor discusses the economy on CNBC’s Squawk Box

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses his predictions for the economy on CNBC.

February 22, 2011 | EconTalk

Acemoglu on inequality and the financial crisis

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Daron Acemoglu of MIT, the role income inequality may have played in creating the financial crisis.

February 17, 2011 | John Batchelor Show

Hanson is on the John Batchelor Show

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the current state of America, including the national debt and public employees’ pensions. Hanson notes that the government-sector extravaganza comes at the expense of the liberal agenda and that the United States is going to have to make some hard choices.

February 16, 2011 | United States House of Representatives

Taylor’s testimony concerning the 2009 stimulus package: Two years later

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, testifies concerning the 2009 stimulus package before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending, US House of Representatives, on February 16, 2011.

February 16, 2011 | Bloomberg Television

Lazear discusses Obama's proposed budget

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2012. Lazear notes that capital is mobile, so that taxes need to be lower to keep investments in the United States. Lazear tells Margaret Brennan on Bloomberg Television's InBusiness that we cannot solve our long-term fiscal problems by raising taxes, rather, we need to cut spending.

January 27, 2011 | Squawk Box (CNBC)

Financial Crisis WhoDunIt

The FCIC report comes out today, with Keith Hennessy, FCIC commissioner...
January 11, 2011 | John Batchelor Show

Boskin discusses the economy on the John Batchelor Show

Michael Boskin
Michael Boskin, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the outlook for changes to US taxes on corporations and a potential overhaul of the broader US tax code with John Batchelor.
January 11, 2011

Hoover fellow, task force member, and resolution project member discuss financial reforms

John Taylor, Charles Calomiris, and David Skeel

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, was part of a panel discussion on how the authority of the Federal Reserve System will change under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

January 7, 2011 | Uncommon Knowledge

Basic Economics Revisited with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 5 of 5

Thomas Sowell explains why he is less than optimistic about the future of the United States...
January 5, 2011 | Uncommon Knowledge

Basic Economics Revisited with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 3 of 5

Does the U.S. really spend too much on health care? Thomas Sowell responds...
January 4, 2011 | Uncommon Knowledge

Basic Economics Revisited with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 2 of 5

Thomas Sowell rates the Bernanke Fed’s ongoing policy of quantitative ease...
January 3, 2011 | Recorded on December 14, 2010

Thomas Sowell – Basic Economics

Thomas Sowell discusses Intellectuals and Society on Uncommon Knowledge.

Thomas Sowell has studied and taught economics, intellectual history, and social policy at institutions that include Cornell University, UCLA, and Amherst College. Now a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Sowell has published more than a dozen books, the latest of which is a revised and updated edition of his classic volume, Basic Economics.

January 3, 2011 | Uncommon Knowledge

Basic Economics Revisited with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 1 of 5

Who was to blame for financial crisis? Thomas Sowell points some fingers...
December 30, 2010 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Lazear discusses the economy and spending on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I
Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses government spending and the outlook for the U.S. economy on CNBC.
November 22, 2010 | Reason.tv

Reason.tv: Richard Epstein on Barack Obama, his former Chicago law colleague

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Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses legal challenges to ObamaCare, the effects of stimulus spending, and TARP bailouts with Reason's Nick Gillespie.
November 17, 2010 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Spence discusses the economy and unemployment on CNBC

Michael A. Spence
Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses how globalization is bringing about structural change in the world’s leading economies on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
November 15, 2010 | Bloomberg

Calomiris interview concerning the Fed on Bloomberg

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Charles Calomiris, a member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force and professor at Columbia Business School, discusses his decision to sign an open letter to Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke criticizing the central bank's expansion of monetary stimulus.
November 12, 2010 | Bloomberg Television

Lazear Interview on U.S. Economy, Jobs, Budget

Edward Lazear, a professor at Stanford University and former economic adviser to President George W. Bush, discusses the outlook for the U.S. economy. Lazear...also discusses government spending, tax policy and the Federal Reserve's second round of asset purchases...
November 14, 2010 | CNN

Shultz is on CNN’s GPS

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George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the economy, Social Security, debt, taxes, politics, economic growth, and the rise of Asia with Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s GPS. The Shultz interview begins approximately four minutes into the show.
November 12, 2010 | Bloomberg

Lazear discusses the economy on Bloomberg

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I
Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the outlook for the U.S. economy, government spending, tax policy, and the Federal Reserve's second round of asset purchases with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene.
November 12, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

The Economy with Gary Becker: Chapter 5 of 5

Gary Becker offers a pro-growth prescription for lifting the U.S. economy out of its prolonged malaise...
November 11, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

The Economy with Gary Becker: Chapter 4 of 5

Gary Becker explains why Obamacare will increase health costs, rather than contain them...
November 10, 2010 | Bloomberg Television

Taylor Says Fed's QE2 Policy Will Not Help Unemployment

John Taylor , a professor of economics at Stanford University and a former Treasury undersecretary, discusses the Federal Reserve's second round of quantitative easing and the outlook for the U.S. economy...
November 10, 2010 | Squawk Box (CNBC)

Jobs & Jitters

Insight on the labor markets, with John Taylor, Hoover Institution...
November 10, 2010 | CNBC

Sowell discusses federal salaries and the economic outlook on CNBC

Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy
Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, discusses the growth of government, federal salaries, monetary policy, and the economy with CNBC’s Larry Kudlow.
November 10, 2010 | Bloomberg Television

Taylor says Fed's QE2 policy will not help unemployment

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the Fed's decision to pump more liquidity into the economy on Bloomberg TV. Taylor notes that lower taxes and a rules-based Fed policy would be more practical for the economy.
November 10, 2010 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Taylor discusses the labor markets and the economy on CNBC

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses quantitative easing, taxes, the unemployment rate, and the economy on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
November 10, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

The Economy with Gary Becker: Chapter 3 of 5

Gary Becker rates the initial and continuing response of the U.S. Federal Reserve to the financial crisis...
November 9, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

The Economy with Gary Becker: Chapter 2 of 5

Gary Becker grades the response of the Bush administration to the financial crisis...
November 8, 2010 | Recorded on October 28, 2010

Gary Becker—The Economist’s Economist

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A professor at the University of Chicago for more than 30 years, Gary Becker is a founder of the Chicago school of economics. A winner of the John Bates Clark Medal and of the Nobel Prize in Economics, he is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

November 8, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

The Economy with Gary Becker: Chapter 1 of 5

The U.S. economy grew robustly from 1983 to 2008. And then everything collapsed. What happened? Nobelist Gary Becker responds...
November 4, 2010 | On Point (NPR)

Taylor discusses economic policy and recovery fears on NPR’s On Point

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the Fed's decision to pump more liquidity into the economy with NPR's Tom Ashbrook.
November 3, 2010 | Kudlow Report (CNBC)

Taylor discusses the Fed’s quantitative easing on CNBC

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the Fed's decision to pump more liquidity into the economy with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Larry Kudlow.
October 21, 2010 | KeithHennessey.com

The other side of the White House white board

Here is my view on CEA Chairman Austan Goolsbee’s recent White House white board presentation on the U.S. employment situation...
October 20, 2010

Hoover Institution October Retreat Featured Discussions of Economic Policy

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STANFORD—Discussions of economic policy dominated the Hoover Institution’s retreat held October 17 to 19. Leading economists provided analysis and strategy regarding the fiscal crisis, both on understanding it and on how to effect a recovery.

October 19, 2010 | Hoover Institution

Taylor speaks on “An Economic Program for the Future”

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John Taylor is the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford. An elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, he is an expert on monetary, fiscal, and international economic policy. From 2001 to 2005, he served as U.S. undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs. He presented a talk titled “An Economic Program for the Future” at the Hoover retreat held October 17-19, 2010. (34:12)
October 18, 2010 | Hoover Institution

McConnell speaks on lessons from the American founding

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Michael McConnell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law at the Stanford Law School, where he also directs the Stanford Constitutional Law Center. He gave a talk titled “Fiscal Crisis: Lessons from the American Founding” at the Hoover retreat held October 17-19, 2010. (36:00)
October 18, 2010 | Hoover Institution

Kling speaks on the financial crisis

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Arnold Kling is an independent scholar who writes on a wide variety of economic issues. He served as an economist on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1980 to 1986 and as a senior economist at Freddie Mac from 1986 to 1994. He presented a talk titled “Unchecked and Unbalanced: How the Discrepancy between Knowledge and Power Caused the Financial Crisis and Threatens Democracy” at the Hoover retreat held October 17-19, 2010. (22:47)
October 18, 2010 | Hoover Institution

Hall’s talk on unemployment

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Robert Hall holds a joint position, endowed by Robert and Carole McNeil, as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics at Stanford. An applied economist with interests in technology, competition, employment issues, and economic policy, his current research focuses on levels of employment and output in market economies and on the economics of high technology. He gave a talk titled “Why Is Unemployment So High and Long Lasting?” at the Hoover retreat held October 17-19, 2010. (1:02:00)
October 15, 2010 | CNBC.com

Taylor discusses the Fed and the economy on CNBC

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, suggests the Fed shouldn't go any further than it has in stimulating the economy.
October 12, 2010 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Ferguson discusses 'ChiAmerica' in action on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson, a Hoover senior fellow, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, and a noted author, discusses the United States economy, debt, the weak dollar, and whether yuan policies that are beneficial to the U.S. and China, may leave other countries in a tight spot.
October 8, 2010 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Taylor debates QE2 on CNBC’s Squawk Box

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses QE2's impact on the economy and whether it is a proper stimulus with Laurence Meyer of Macroeconomic Advisers and James Bullard, CEO/president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
October 7, 2010 | CNBC - Squawk Box

Spence discusses America's New Growth Strategy

Michael A. Spence
Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses the U.S. economy, trade, emerging markets, and jobs on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
September 22, 2010 | United States Senate

Assessing the federal policy response to the economic crisis

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, testified before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on Wednesday, September 22, at a hearing titled “Assessing the Federal Policy Response to the Economic Crisis.” Watch a video of the testimony on the Budget Committee’s website (Taylor’s testimony begins at 60:33) or view a pdf of Taylor’s testimony.
September 20, 2010 | Business Week

How to fix the economy

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Bloomberg Businessweek brought together a money manager and four top economists, including Charles Calomiris, a member of the Hoover Institution’s John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity. Their assignment? Fix the American economy.
September 20, 2010 | EconTalk

Richard Epstein on Regulation

Richard Epstein of New York University and Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the current state of the economy, particularly the regulatory climate...
September 20, 2010 | Business Week

How to Fix the Economy: An Expert Panel

Tom Keene talks with Bob Shiller, Peter Orszag, and other leading economists on how to "get out of this mess..."
September 16, 2010

Summary of Principles for Economic Revival

George P. Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow; Michael J. Boskin, Hoover senior fellow; John F. Cogan, the Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow; John B. Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics; and Allan Meltzer discuss the key principles involved in restoring prosperity to the American economy.
September 15, 2010 | Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

Defense Spending and the Deficit

The cost of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and Iraq now tops $1 trillion, and the nation’s debt tops thirteen trillion: New pressures to rein in the Pentagon’s budget and implications for national security...
September 15, 2010 | Townhall

Time to Get Serious

I am surprised to say this, but if we want to tame big government and tackle our economic woes, maybe we should start paying attention to places like Canada and Germany...
September 10, 2010 | CNBC

What should the Fed do next?

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the Taylor rule, the gold standard, and what is needed for a stable and reliable Fed policy on CNBC’s Kudlow Report.
September 8, 2010 | Special Report with Bret Baier (Fox News)

Conflicting Economic Messages?

Clinton concerned with U.S. spending...
September 8, 2010 | Bloomberg

Ferguson Discusses U.S. Fiscal Policy, Tax Cuts, Economy

Niall Ferguson, a history professor at Harvard University, talks about tax cuts, the U.S. economy and the Obama administration's fiscal policy. Ferguson speaks with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television's "InsideTrack..."
September 3, 2010 | New York Times Book Review

Thomas Sowell’s latest book makes the New York Times’s list of best sellers

Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy
Dismantling America (Basic Books), a new book by Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, has made the New York Times’s best seller list. Dismantling America is a collection of Sowell’s most outstanding syndicated newspaper columns on cultural issues, government policies, and political and economic issues. Click here for more information.
August 27, 2010 | Bloomberg

Hoover fellow discusses the economy on Bloomberg

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses Federal Reserve monetary policy and the prospects for a double-dip recession on Bloomberg Television’s In the Loop.
August 3, 2010 | CNBC

Is the stimulus hurting jobs?

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses whether stimulus spending is hurting job growth on CNBC’s The Call.
August 2, 2010 | Fox Business

How quickly should financial reform be applied?

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, argues, on Fox Business News’ Bulls and Bears, that the financial overhaul will do more harm than good. Taylor is concerned because the reforms do not focus on the causes of the crisis and the economy may thus be harmed by the uncertainty of the new regulations.
August 2, 2010 | Bloomberg

John Taylor discusses the economy on Bloomberg News

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses what we need to do to get the economy back on track with Tom Keene on Bloomberg News.
July 19, 2010 | Stanford News

How Big Banks Fail and What to Do about It

Darrell Duffie is the Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.
Darrell Duffie is a member of the Working Group on Economic Policy and the Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. In How Big Banks Fail and What to Do about It, Duffie describes the financial network of incentives and financial contracts that led to run-on-the-bank calamities during the financial crisis of 2007-9.
July 7, 2010 | Bloomberg

Hoover fellow Niall Ferguson discusses United States debt, `Bond Vigilantes'

Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson is a Hoover senior fellow, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, and a noted author. He discusses the U.S. debt position and fiscal policy, saying it will take either inflation or default for the United States to get out of its debt burden. But, he stated, the United States could default on unfunded liabilities such as Social Security and Medicare to reduce its debt.
July 6, 2010

Economic headwinds with Lazear & Boskin: Chapter 2 of 5

Hoover senior fellows Michael Boskin and Edward Lazear discuss the dangers of th
Hoover senior fellows Michael Boskin and Edward Lazear discuss with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson the pitfalls of the monetary explosion occurring under the Bernanke Federal Reserve.
June 30, 2010 | KQED

Long-term Jobless Benefits

According to the State Department of Employment Development, over 200,000 Californians are at risk of losing their extended unemployment benefits just as both chambers of Congress consider measures to preserve the extended benefits through November...
July 1, 2010

Perspectives on the U.S. Economy

John B. Taylor
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, will testify before the House Committee on the Budget at a hearing titled “Perspectives on the US Economy” on Thursday, July 1, at 10am PT/1 pm ET. Watch live on the Budget Committee’s website: http://budget.house.gov/schedule.shtml and read his opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal - The Dodd-Frank Financial Fiasco.
June 30, 2010 | CNBC

The Canadian housing dream

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Jonathan Macey, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Property Rights Task Force, is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law at Yale University and professor in the Yale School of Management. He discusses, on CNBC, whether the United States should use the Canadian housing market, in which people cannot walk away from loans and the banks keep 75 percent of the home loans on their books, as an economic/housing role model.
June 30, 2010 | KQED

Long-term jobless benefits

Jeffrey M. Jones
Jeffrey Jones is an assistant director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution where he specializes in welfare reform and workforce investment policy. In an interview with Michael Krasny on KQED, Jones discusses the effects of long-term jobless benefits and whether Congress should extend the unemployment benefits.
June 29, 2010 | KQED

Financial reform: What does it mean?

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Joseph Grundfest is a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Economic Policy, the W.A. Franke Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School, and a former SEC commissioner. In an interview with Michael Krasny on KQED, Grundfest shares his perspective on the financial reform legislation, including what it means for consumers and whether it will prevent another financial meltdown.
June 28, 2010

Caplan on Hayek, Richter, and socialism

Russell D. Roberts
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses with Bryan Caplan of George Mason University two books: Eugene Richter's Pictures of the Socialistic Future and F. A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. Both books warn against the dangers of socialism.
June 8, 2010

The Martin and Illie Anderson lecture series featuring Hoover senior fellow Melvyn Krauss

Melvyn B. Krauss

Melvyn Krauss is the William L. Clayton Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also emeritus professor of economics at New York University. He gave a talk titled “When a Trillion Is Not Enough: Europe’s Financial Crisis” at the University Auditorium of the Classic Residence by Hyatt on June 8.

June 3, 2010 | Bloomberg Television

Taylor Says G-20 Needs to Focus on Debt, Stimulus

Stanford University economist John Taylor talks with Bloomberg's Susan Li about the outlook for the global economy and central banks' monetary policies...

June 4, 2010

Taylor says G-20 needs to focus on debt

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, discusses the outlook for the global economy and the central banks’ monetary policies as well as the European debt crisis on Bloomberg.

May 28, 2010 | Bloomberg Radio

On the Economy with Tom Keene

Stanford’s Boskin, Dirk Hoffmann-Becking: On the Economy...

May 27, 2010 | StreetTalk (Forbes.com)

The Big Short Part II: Uncle Sam

The conquering heroes of the subprime meltdown gathered in Manhattan yesterday to tout their latest ideas and the prevailing theme seemed to be: Short the west...

May 28, 2010 | Squawk Box (CNBC)

Lazear on the Economy

Edward Lazear, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (2006-2009), shares his economic outlook with CNBC...

May 27, 2010

Region magazine interviews Hoover fellow Robert Hall

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Robert E. Hall discusses labor market dynamics, financial frictions, monetary policy and the recession in this interview in Region, a banking and policy issues magazine published by the Federal Bank of Minneapolis. Hall is the Robert and Carole McNeil senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a Stanford University economist.

May 25, 2010

Is gold the next bubble?

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson, a Hoover senior fellow and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, discusses whether the gold rush is over and where people can safely invest their money.

May 21, 2010 | Bloomberg

Paul Volcker, Dr. John Shoven, John Taylor: On the Economy

John B. Taylor discusses, with Tom Keene ways to end bailouts, Chapter 11F, and the European debt situation...

May 18, 2010

Taylor on the economy and bailouts

John B. Taylor

John B. Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses, with Tom Keene on Bloomberg on the Economy, ways to end bailouts, Chapter 11F, and the European debt situation.

May 17, 2010 | EconTalk

Roberts on the Crisis

Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk, discusses his paper, "Gambling with Other People's Money: How Perverted Incentives Created the Financial Crisis..."

May 11, 2010 | Squawk Box (CNBC)

Prevention or Bailout?

Some people calling financial reform a bailout proposal, with John Taylor, Stanford University economics professor...

May 11, 2010

Prevention or bailout?

John B. Taylor

John B. Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the Greek bailout on CNBC’s Squawk Box. Taylor does not like bailouts, saying that they rarely work and tend to encourage more risk taking. He suggests that an orderly restructuring of debt, with less government intervention, is the way to solve the problems of excessive debt.

May 7, 2010 | Market Wrap With Moe Ansari

Where is the American Worker Heading?

Keith Hennessey, former Director of the National Economic Council for President George W. Bush-Is the Obama administration working hard enough to create more jobs...

May 9, 2010

THIS WEEK This Week – 5/9/2010

Our roundtable consisted of George Will, the Hoover Institution's Shelby Steele, the Center for American Progress’s John Podesta, and author and journalist Robin Wright of the US Institute of Peace. They talked about national security, the Greek debt crisis, and the ouster of Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah....

May 3, 2010 | EconTalk

Taleb on Black Swans, Fragility, and Mistakes

Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest thoughts on robustness, fragility, debt, insurance, uncertainty, exercise, moral hazard, knowledge, and the challenges of fame and fortune...

April 30, 2010 | Bloomberg Television

Oak Hill's Spence Says EU Needs Economic Integration

Michael Spence, co-winner of the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 and a partner at Oak Hill Venture Partners, talks with Bloomberg's Andrea Catherwood about lessons to be learnt from the Greek debt crisis...

April 30, 2010 | Financial Post

Q&A with Niall Ferguson

He touched on everything from why he thinks the International Monetary Fund will soon be bailing out Britain, to why the United States must now tread carefully around the globe or risk the wrath of China...

April 27, 2010 | WMJI (Cleveland)

Lanigan and Malone Morning Show

Varadarjan discusses his Daily Beast article "The Irrefutable Moral Case Against Goldman..."

April 28, 2010

Members of the Working Group on Economic Policy discuss the fraud charge against Goldman Sachs

oseph Grundfest, left, of the law school and Darrell Duffie of the business school

Joseph A. Grundfest, a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Economic Policy and the W.A. Franke Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School, and Darrell Duffie, also a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Economic Policy and the Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, analyze whether the SEC should charge Goldman Sachs with fraud for its role in a complex investment plan.

April 26, 2010 | Squawk Box (CNBC)

Fed in Focus

A look ahead to the Fed's two-day meeting, which starts Tuesday, with Edward Lazear, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (2006-2009)...

April 26, 2010

Fed in focus

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution who succeeded Ben Bernanke as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, discusses, on CNBC’s Squawk Box, the economy. . . .

April 22, 2010 | Street Signs (CNBC)

Where Do We Go From Here?

What to do with the derivatives market, with Tim Ryan, SIFMA president & CEO and John Taylor, Stanford economics professor...

April 20, 2010 | KQED

Economy on the Rebound?

Is the recession over? If so, what does that mean for those struggling to find work and keep their homes...

April 22, 2010

Where do we go from here?

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, discusses what to do with the derivatives market and financial reform legislation on CNBC’s Street Signs.

April 21, 2010

Battered but Unbowed

The Chicago School’s economic insights have been severely tested, but Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker insists they still hold. By John Cassidy.

April 20, 2010 | CNSNews.com (VA)

White House: Obama Not Proposing or Considering Value Added Tax

President Barack Obama is not considering proposing a value added tax (VAT), White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs asserted Monday...

April 20, 2010

Economy on the rebound?

David R. Henderson is a research fellow with the Hoover Institution.

David Henderson, a research fellow with the Hoover Institution and an associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, discusses the unemployment rate, the housing market, and the overall economic situation in the United States with Michael Krasny on NPR’s Forum.

April 19, 2010 | Townhall

Debt, Debt and More Debt … It Will Only Get Worse

In Niall Ferguson’s comprehensive history of the Rothschild Family, the author describes how that family created their legendary fortune and changed the world.

April 13, 2010 | Congress Blog (The Hill)

Want jobs? Stop China’s currency manipulation

The latest U.S. trade figures came out on Tuesday morning and the news is ugly. Our growing trade deficit will threaten job creation in any economic recovery that begins to take shape.

April 8, 2010 | Business Spectator (Australia)

Behind Greenspan's asset bubble

Alan Greenspan’s defence of the Greenspan Fed overnight was comprehensive, but self-serving. He continues to deny that the Federal Reserve Board’s lax monetary policy between 2002 and 2005 played a major role in inflating the credit bubble whose bursting precipitated the financial crisis.

April 5, 2010

The lessons of the Great Depression

Robert J. Barro

Robert Barro, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University, is interviewed by Sophie Röell of Five Books concerning Barro’s critique of the Obama stimulus package. Barro discusses some common assumptions about the Great Depression and how the United States got out of it.

April 2, 2010 | Five Books

The Lessons of the Great Depression

Barro’s critique of the Obama stimulus package provoked a sharp attack from Paul Krugman in The New York Times, which brought a spirited response from Barro. Basing his arguments on his empirical work, Barro takes issue with some common assumptions about the Great Depression, and how America got out of it.

March 31, 2010 | Sound Money Project

We Are Not All Keynesians Now

In light of the financial crisis and global recession of the late 2000s, several economists and other intellectuals find themselves drawn to the writings of British economist John Maynard Keynes.

March 30, 2010 | CNBC

Is Economy Stabilizing?

New data offers more clues that the economy could be stabilizing, with Edward Lazear, Stanford University economics professor. . . .

March 30, 2010

Is the economy stabilizing?

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution who succeeded Ben Bernanke as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, discusses, on CNBC, new data that could indicate that the economy is stabilizing. Lazear cautions that the increase in taxes on employers will have a negative impact on hiring and could hurt economic growth.

March 29, 2010 | Bloomberg

Taylor Discusses Fed Policy, Treasuries, U.S. Economy: Video

John Taylor, the Stanford University economist who created a rule for guiding monetary policy, talks with Bloomberg's Margaret Brennan about the outlook for Federal Reserve. . . .

March 29, 2010

Taylor discusses Fed policy, treasuries, debt, and the overall economy

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, discusses the economy, federal deficits, debt, unemployment, and the winding down of mortgage-backed securities on Bloomberg TV.

March 25, 2010 | C-SPAN

Federal Reserve Liquidity Programs, Panel 2

Economists testified about strategies for withdrawal from unconventional efforts to prop up the economy and the disposition of more than $1.7 trillion in assets procured during the financial crisis. . . .

March 25, 2010

John Taylor’s Testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, provided testimony to a full committee hearing of the House Committee on Financial Services on ”Unwinding Emergency Federal Reserve Liquidity Programs. . . .

March 25, 2010

Federal Reserve liquidity programs

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, was part of a panel of economists that testified before the House Committee on Financial Services about strategies for withdrawal from unconventional efforts to prop up the economy. . . .

March 24, 2010

Hoover Institution Hosts Visit by Henry Paulson, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Henry Paulson (right) joined Condoleezza Rice

Henry Paulson joined Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state, in a conversation about the global financial crisis that emerged during his tenure as secretary of the U.S. Treasury at the Hoover Institution on Tuesday, March 23.

March 24, 2010

Hoover fellow, former economic adviser, and economics professor speaks at University of Northern Iowa

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, was the guest speaker at the annual University of Northern Iowa’s Lawrence Jepson Economics Symposium. According to Taylor, “government policy is to blame for the 2008 economic meltdown,” he also presented charts and graphs showing a correlation between the Federal Reserve interest rate and the recent economic crisis.

March 23, 2010

Hoover Institution Hosts Visits by Government Public Finance Officials

Henry M. Paulson Jr., U.S. secretary of the Treasury

Government public finance officials from the United States and Poland, guest speakers at the Hoover Institution, opined on their experiences during financial crises and what they learned from them.

March 1, 2010 | EconTalk

Ritholtz on Bailouts, the Fed, and the Crisis

Barry Ritholtz, author of Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the history of bailouts in recent times, beginning with Lockheed and Chrysler in the 1970s and continuing through the current financial crisis. . . .

February 26, 2010 | Market Wrap With Moe Ansari

Analyzing Todays GDP Data and Existing Home Sales Reports

Should we cut down taxes for small businesses? . . .

February 12, 2010 | Fox News

Glenn Beck: Is U.S. Doomed to Follow Greece Into Crisis?

This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," February 11, 2010. . . .

February 16, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

Business and the Media with Rupert Murdoch: Chapter 2 of 5

A bailout for newspapers? . . .

February 11, 2010 | townhall.com

Not a Good Time to Be a Governor

This is not a good time to be a governor. On top of their budget woes, the federal government continues to encroach on states’ rights. . . .

February 10, 2010 | CNBC

Bernanke Plots Exit Plan

A look ahead of the Fed head's prepared exit plan, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and John Taylor, Stanford University discusses his own testimony. . . .

February 9, 2010 | Business Wire

Hoover Press: Ending Government Bailouts as We Know Them, Edited by Kenneth E. Scott, George P. Shultz, and John B. Taylor

What are the dangers of continuing government bailouts? . . .

February 10, 2010

Bernanke plots exit plan

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, explains on CNBC’s Kudlow Report how the Federal Reserve can implement a rational exit strategy (or rule) so that reducing reserves and raising interest rates will not harm the economy.

February 9, 2010

Hoover Press: Ending Government Bailouts as We Know Them, Edited by Kenneth E. Scott, George P Shultz, and John B. Taylor

Ending Government Bailouts as We Know Them

What are the dangers of continuing government bailouts? Are there alternative strategies to both resolve the current bailout problem and prevent future crises?

February 5, 2010 | Bloomberg

Harvard's Ferguson Interview on Deficit Concerns

Harvard University Professor Niall Ferguson talks with Bloomberg's Lori Rothman about Greece's fiscal problems and the risk of debt contagion spreading through the euro-zone and to the U.S. Ferguson also discusses the U.S. jobs report for January. . . .

February 5, 2010 | CNBC

Debt Fears Sink Euro

Discussing threats to the global economy, with Niall Ferguson|Harvard University and Andy Busch, BMO Capital Markets. . . .

February 5, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

Epstein & Taylor: Are We All Keynesians Now? : Chapter 5 of 5

How well are our leaders — including Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke — managing the aftermath of the financial crisis? . . .

February 4, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

Epstein & Taylor: Are We All Keynesians Now? : Chapter 4 of 5

How well did our leaders handle the financial crisis? . . .

February 3, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

Epstein & Taylor: Are We All Keynesians Now? : Chapter 3 of 5

Richard Epstein and John Taylor explain why it is misleading to blame the free market for the financial crisis. . . .

February 2, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

Epstein & Taylor: Are We All Keynesians Now? : Chapter 2 of 5

What went wrong with the U.S. economy in the 21st century? . . .

February 1, 2010 | Bloomberg

Davos Delegates on Obama's Bank Plan in Their Own Words

President Barack Obama's plan to curb the activities of U.S. banks was a main topic at last week's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. . . .

January 28, 2010 | Bloomberg

Ferguson, Tyson Interview on U.S. Banking Regulation

Harvard University Professor Niall Ferguson and Laura Tyson, an economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who has served in the U.S. government, talk with Bloomberg's Margaret Brennan about the Obama administration's proposals to limit the size and trading activities of financial institutions, and causes of the global credit crisis. . . .

January 28, 2010 | Marketplace

Bankers get the cold shoulder in Davos

Unless you've got a private jet to take you there, Davos isn't the easiest place in the world to get to. . . .

January 27, 2010 | CNBC

Lazear on Politics & Economy

Ed Lazear, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers under the Bush administration, discusses the economy, politics and President Obama's first State of the Union address. . . .

January 28, 2010 | CNBC

Others Will Follow Greek Debt Tragedy: Niall Ferguson

The world debt overhang is threatening the world recovery, because markets will realize at some point how risky it is and the yields on bonds will increase, Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University, told CNBC Thursday. . . .

January 25, 2010

The Bernanke trade

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses whether Ben Bernanke is good for the markets and if the Fed has the strength of character to raise interest rates and reduce easy money as the market picks up on CNBC’s Kudlow Report.

January 19, 2010 | Big Think (NY)

Big Think Interview with John Taylor

A conversation with the Stanford University Economics Professor. . . .

January 20, 2010 | CNBC

AIG Bailout Under Scrutiny

Insight on why full transparency on the AIG bailout with John Taylor, Stanford University professor. . . .

January 20, 2010

Seminar features Hoover senior fellow Edward Lazear

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Edward P. Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution who succeeded Ben Bernanke as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, presented a talk titled “Current Economic Conditions: Where Are We Headed?” at the Pacific-Union Club in San Francisco on January 20.

January 20, 2010

AIG bailout under scrutiny

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, provides insight on why full transparency concerning the AIG bailout is important for understanding what happened and for preventing future problems on CNBC.

January 19, 2010

Big Think interview with John Taylor

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, provides insight on the causes of the financial crisis.

January 18, 2010 | EconTalk

Munger on Many Things

Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about many things. . . .

January 12, 2010 | CNBC

In Defense of the Taylor Rule

Fighting back against Fed chief Ben Bernanke's policy, with John Taylor, Stanford University economics professor. . . .

January 12, 2010

In defense of the Taylor Rule

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the Fed’s policies on low interest rates and easy money as contributing to the economic crisis on CNBC’s Kudlow Report. (7:29)

January 8, 2010 | Marketplace

Why Geithner's getting so much grief

A House committee is planning to put Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on the hot seat over his role in keeping certain information secret about the bailout of AIG. . . .

January 8, 2010 | CNBC

How to Get America Back to Work

Discussing today's jobs report and what the nation needs to do to get back to work, with CNBC's John Harwood & Steve Liesman; Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary; Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal editorial board; Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution and Peter Navarro, University of California-Irvine. . . .

January 11, 2010 | EconTalk

Belongia on the Fed

Michael Belongia of the University of Mississippi and former economist at the St. Louis Federal Reserve talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the inner workings, politics, and economics of the Federal Reserve. . . .

January 9, 2010

Hoover fellows are interviewed on the James Allen Show

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Richard Sousa and Terry Anderson, authors of Reacting to the Spending Spree: Policy Change We Can Afford were on the James Allen Show for a discussion Saturday, January 9. In Reacting to the Spending Spree, a team of expert contributors examines the reforms that address the recent crisis afflicting the financial systems and how they might affect a number of issues.

January 7, 2010 | CNBC

John Taylor vs. Ben Bernanke

Joining me to discuss on last night's Kudlow Report was distinguished Stanford economics professor John Taylor, creator of the Taylor Rule. . . .

January 7, 2010

John Taylor discusses monetary policy on CNBC’s Kudlow Report

John B. Taylor

John B. Taylor, the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and author of Getting Off Track, provides insight on whether the Fed’s easy money and low interest rates contributed to the economic crisis.

December 16, 2009 | News Hour

Keynes vs. Hayek: Late Economists' Hip-Hop Legacy

As part of his continuing series Making Sense of financial news, Paul Solman has a unique look at the legacy of economist John Maynard Keynes, who first introduced the concept of government intervention in the economy, and his countertenor Friedrich Hayek. . . .

December 15, 2009

How big is too big to fail?

How big is too big to fail? George Shultz’s interview on PBS.

George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is interviewed by Paul Solman on PBS’s Newshour concerning the merging of large, national banks and how that could affect the idea that some companies are too big to fail. . .

December 11, 2009 | Wealth Track (PBS)

Niall Ferguson

On this week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, the lessons of history. Best selling author and historian Niall Ferguson tells Consuelo what the seismic global economic and market shifts of recent years mean for our future, particularly the longer term implications of America's exploding debt. . . .

December 10, 2009 | U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee

JEC HEARING: The Challenge of Creating Jobs in the Aftermath of the "Great Recession"

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), will convene a hearing to examine proposals to boost job creation in the private sector. . . .

December 10, 2009

Hoover Fellow Russell Roberts testifies on job creation before the Joint Economic Committee

Russell D. Roberts

Hoover Institution fellow Russell Roberts presented testimony on job creation before the Joint Economic Committee on Thursday, December 10, 2009.

December 7, 2009 | NPR

The Folly Of Economic Forecasts

Russ Roberts, George Mason University economist and host of EconTalk, explains why he thinks is economics is an imperfect science. . . .

December 3, 2009 | Minnesota Public Radio

The White House jobs summit

With the unemployment rate expected to stay above 10 percent well into next year, the Obama administration is holding a summit with economists and business leaders to discuss job creation. . . .

December 3, 2009

The White House jobs summit

Russell D. Roberts

In this Minnesota Public Radio News podcast, Russell Roberts, Hoover research fellow and author of The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance, joins a panel to discuss ideas for job creation.

November 24, 2009

The effect of the stimulus package on education

Paul Peterson and Checker Finn

Paul Peterson and Checker Finn, Hoover senior fellows and members of Hoover’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, discuss how the education sector. . . .

November 23, 2009 | Fox Business

Spending Helping the Jobless Picture?

Hoover Institution Fellow Ed Lazear on whether government spending is easing unemployment. . . .

November 23, 2009 | EconTalk

Reinhart on Financial Crises

Carmen Reinhart of the University of Maryland talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in her book This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (co-authored with Kenneth Rogoff). . . .

November 19, 2009 | National Journal

Panelists Tackle College Graduation Stagnation

The United States has made strides in making higher education accessible to more people, but a new challenge has arisen: getting these college attendees to graduate. . . .

November 18, 2009 | CNBC

Payroll Tax

Discussing alternative stimulus plans, with Michael Boskin, Stanford University and Steve Moore, The Wall Street Journal. . . .

November 16, 2009 | News Hour

U.S., China Explore Deeper Ties as Partners, Contenders

Jim Lehrer speaks with a panel of China experts about the political and economic implications of U.S.-China relations. . . .

November 16, 2009 | EconTalk

Posner on the Financial Crisis

Richard Posner, federal judge and prolific author, discusses the financial crisis with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Posner (despite the title of his recent book on the crisis, A Failure of Capitalism) places most of the blame for the crisis on the Federal Reserve, inattentive regulators and the subsidization of risk. . . .

November 12, 2009 | National Review

Education Reforms . . . or Union Jobs?

What the stimulus really stimulates. . . .

November 9, 2009 | EconTalk

Sumner on Monetary Policy

Scott Sumner of Bentley University and the blog The Money Illusion talks with host Russ Roberts about monetary policy and the state of the economy. . . .

November 2, 2009 | CNBC

Road to Economic Recovery

Today's construction spending data, pending home sales data and ISM Index were strong examples of an economic recovery...

October 22, 2009 | United States House of Representatives

Testimony By John B. Taylor Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law Committee on the Judiciary United States House of Representatives

Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony for this hearing on bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy alternatives for failing non-bank financial institutions...

October 28, 2009 | CNBC

Is An Economic Relapse Coming?

Discussing whether the economy should brace itself for a relapse, with Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report; Niall Ferguson, Harvard University and James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management...

October 28, 2009 | Bloomberg

Ferguson, Rogoff Speak

Harvard University professors Kenneth Rogoff and Niall Ferguson talk with Bloomberg's Tom Keene and Ken Prewitt about the outlook for the global financial crisis...

October 28, 2009 | C-SPAN

House Oversight Cmte. Hearing on Executive Compensation

Recently, TARP Adviser Kenneth Feinberg announced plans to revise compensation packages for the highest-paid executives at banks receiving federal bailout money...

October 26, 2009

Calomiris on the financial crisis

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Charles Calomiris, member of Hoover’s Property Rights Task Force and professor at Columbia University’s Business School, talks with Hoover research fellow and EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the financial crisis.

October 26, 2009 | EconTalk

Calomiris on the Financial Crisis

Charles Calomiris of Columbia Business School talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the financial crisis...

October 22, 2009

Taylor provides opening statement

John B. Taylor

John Taylor, the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, provides an opening statement about bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy alternatives for failing non-bank financial institutions before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.

October 20, 2009 | Yahoo!

Niall Ferguson: U.S. Empire in Decline, on Collision Course with China

The U.S. is an empire in decline, according to Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and author of The Ascent of Money...

October 16, 2009 | Bloomberg

Ferguson Discusses US Banking System, Economy

Niall Ferguson, a professor at Harvard University, talks with Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker and Deirdre Bolton about the state of the US...

October 15, 2009 | NPR

As Goldman Gloats, What Does It Matter for Us?

Goldman Sachs' third quarter profits were an immodest $3.2 billion...

October 9, 2009 | CNBC

Ed Lazear, White House Council of Economic Advisers

A discussion about expectations for earnings season amid concerns about the economic recovery, with skyrocketing gold and commodities prices, and a weakening dollar...

October 5, 2009 | EconTalk

Gary Stern on Too Big to Fail

Gary Stern, former President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Stern's book, Too Big To Fail (co-authored with Ron Feldman), a prescient warning of the moral hazard created when government rescues creditors of financial institutions from the consequences of bankruptcy...

September 28, 2009 | EconTalk

Cohan on the Life and Death of Bear Stearns

William Cohan, author of House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Steet, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the life and death of Bear Stearns...

September 25, 2009 | Smartmoney

Broker Talk: The Recovery Will Surprise You

Investors are still jittery about the market recovery...

September 15, 2009 | Mercatus Center

One Year In: What Do We Know About the Financial Crisis?

One Year In: What Do We Know About the Financial Crisis?...

September 17, 2009 | CNBC

Did the Stimulus Work?

Discussing household net worth turned positive for the first time in two years, with John Taylor, Stanford University economics professor and CNBC's Steve Liesman...

September 15, 2009 | KQED

Lehman Anniversary

One year ago today, the global financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy...

September 14, 2009 | EconTalk

Nye on the Great Depression, Political Economy, and the Evolution of the State

John Nye of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression, the evolution of the State, and attitudes people have toward free markets...

September 10, 2009 | Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Taylor's Ruling: Government Created Credit Crisis

James Freeman interviews Stanford professor John Taylor about how Washington created the credit meltdown...

September 5, 2009 | Financial Times

Becker defends Chicago school

The ”Chicago school” of free market-centric economics, highly influential in forming laisser faire policies, has faced fierce criticism in the wake of the financial crisis...

September 4, 2009 | KQED

Evaluating the Stimulus Package

This week Vice President Joe Biden touted the economic stimulus package, saying that the $787 billion stimulus has created or saved 150,000 jobs in its first 200 days...

September 3, 2009 | CNBC

Spotlight on Jobs

Insight on the jobs front, with John Taylor, Hoover Institution; and CNBC's Steve Liesman & Larry Kudlow...

September 2, 2009 | Bloomberg

Ferguson Interview on Banking Industry, 'Fiscal Crisis'

Niall Ferguson, a professor at Harvard University, talks with Bloomberg's Tom Keene and Ken Prewitt about efforts to aid the U.S. economy and the potential for a fiscal crisis...

September 1, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

GOP Principles with Thaddeus McCotter: Chapter 2 of 5

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter explains the substantive differences between conservatives and the Obama administration relative to the stimulus...

August 24, 2009 | Fox Business

Red Ink Watch: How Bad Is the Deficit?

Hoover Institutions John Taylor on why the deficit poses a systemic risk...

August 18, 2009 | townhall.com

Hopey Changey Give-Away

My new favorite bumper sticker reads: "How's that hopey-changey thing working out for you?"...

August 6, 2009 | Fox Business

More Americans Choosing to Rent

Economist Thomas Sowell on what the shrinking rate of U.S. homeowners means for the future...

July 31, 2009 | CNN

Stimulus has yet to really boost GDP

The nation's economy is starting to rebound, but the Obama administration's massive stimulus package had little to do with it...

July 26, 2009 | CNN

Recession's end near?

Are we done with this recession?...

August 1, 2009 | Wall Street Journal

Letter: It’s Worth the Trouble To Value Toxic Assets

The letters (July 27) on our July 20 op-ed on the complexity and pricing difficulty of toxic assets raise practical issues...

July 29, 2009 | KQED

Jobs and the Economy

Recent economic data indicate that the economy may be slowly creeping out of recession...

July 14, 2009 | Fox News

Voight Blasts Obama's Job Performance

Actor Jon Voight came under attack for criticizing the president in a recent speech, but that's not stopping him from vocalizing his anger with the administration...

July 13, 2009 | Aspen Institute

Chimerica

Niall Ferguson and James Fallows discuss the influence of China on the U.S. economy with moderator Scott Stossel...

July 13, 2009 | EconTalk

Justin Fox on the Rationality of Markets

Justin Fox, author of The Myth of the Rational Market, talks about the ideas in his book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts...

July 10, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Housing with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 5 of 5

Thomas Sowell scrutinizes the economic proposals of the Obama administration...

July 9, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Housing with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 4 of 5

Thomas Sowell details the pitfalls of New Deal thinking...

July 7, 2009 | Bloomberg

Taylor Says Previous Stimulus Package `Not Working': Video

John Taylor, an economics professor at Stanford University, talks with Bloomberg Carol Massar and Mark Crumpton about the potential for a second U.S. economic stimulus package...

July 8, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Housing with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 3 of 5

Thomas Sowell describes the origins and unique features of the housing bust...

July 7, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Housing with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 2 of 5

Thomas Sowell discusses the politics of the housing boom...

July 6, 2009 | Fox News

Is Barney Frank Ushering in a Second Housing Crisis? (Transcript)

You thought the housing crisis was a blast, you ain't seen nothing yet...

July 6, 2009 | BBC News

Is inflation or unemployment worse?

Business Daily unravels the big debate of our time with the help of two of the biggest thinkers on the planet...

July 6, 2009 | Fox News

Rolling the Dice (Video)

You thought the housing crisis was a blast, you ain't seen nothing yet...

July 2, 2009 | New Statesman (UK)

The Books Interview: Niall Ferguson

The Ascent of Money is an essay in financial history...

June 30, 2009 | Business Wire

Harvard Business Review Special Issue, “Managing in the New World,” Examines Transformed Business Landscape

As the global economy shows signs of recovery, a special issue of Harvard Business Review (www.hbr.org) explores how the economic crisis has fundamentally altered the business landscape and what the implications are for business leaders, organizations, and public policy...

June 29, 2009 | Business Insider (NY)

Watch Niall Ferguson's "The Ascent Of Money"

The first episode of Niall Ferguson’s The Ascent of Money won't air on PBS until July 8...

June 28, 2009 | CNN

GPS: Krugman and Taylor

Paul Krugman and John B. Taylor debate the origins of the financial crisis and the proposed health care plan...

June 29, 2009 | Fleet Street (UK)

A New Era for Inflation

Not much action in the markets on Friday...

June 24, 2009 | GlobalPost.com

China v. US: My empire is bigger than yours

What happens when a rising power lends money to the world's biggest power?...

June 22, 2009 | C-SPAN

John Taylor, Fmr. Treasury Undersec., Bush Admin. (2001-05)

Fmr. Treasury Undersecretary John Taylor (2001-2005) spoke about the economy, including the deficit, and the stimulus passed by the Obama Administration...

June 23, 2009 | CNBC

The State of the Economy

Discussing what to expect from tomorrow's Fed decision, with Ed Lazear, former Council of Economic Advisers chairman and Martin Baily, Brookings Institute senior fellow...

June 22, 2009 | Business Wire

From Hoover Press: The Road Ahead for the Fed, by George Shultz, Allan Meltzer, Peter Fisher, Donald Kohn, James Hamilton, John Taylor, Myron Scholes, Darrell Duffie, Andrew Crockett, Michael Halloran, Richard Herring, John Ciorciari

In this new book, The Road Ahead for the Fed (Hoover Press, 2009), coeditors John B. Taylor and John D. Ciorciari bring together twelve leading experts to examine and debate proposals for financial reform and exit strategies from the financial crisis...

June 22, 2009

The Road Ahead for the Fed, by George Shultz, Allan Meltzer, Peter Fisher, Donald Kohn, James Hamilton, John Taylor, Myron Scholes, Darrell Duffie, Andrew Crockett, Michael Halloran, Richard Herring, and John Ciorciari

Road Ahead for the Fed (Hoover Press, 2009)

In this new book, The Road Ahead for the Fed (Hoover Press, 2009), coeditors John B. Taylor and John D. Ciorciari bring together twelve leading experts to examine and debate proposals for financial reform and exit strategies from the financial crisis.

June 22, 2009 | EconTalk

Munger on Franchising, Vertical Integration, and the Auto Industry

Michael Munger, of Duke University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about franchising, particularly car dealerships...

June 18, 2009 | Minnesota Public Radio

Obama proposes remaking rules governing finance

The way the financial industry is regulated will change dramatically if a proposal by the Obama administration passes Congress...

June 18, 2009 | Marketplace

Need credit? Ask your community

Working around unavailable credit, Mexican communities developed a system called tanda to borrow money from their community...

June 11, 2009 | Business Wire

Government Caused, Prolonged and Worsened Financial Crisis, Respected Stanford Professor John Taylor Tells CFALA Members

The primary causes of the current financial crisis were government actions and interventions, not sub-prime mortgages, misbehavior on Wall Street or any inherent flaw in the U.S. economy, Stanford University Professor John B. Taylor told attendees at the annual meeting of the CFA Society of Los Angeles (CFALA) Wednesday night...

June 8, 2009 | EconTalk

Rebonato on Risk Management and the Crisis

Riccardo Rebonato of the Royal Bank of Scotland and author of Plight of the Fortune Tellers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the challenges of measuring risk and making decisions and creating regulation in the face of risk and uncertainty...

June 3, 2009 | KFSM 5 News (AR)

Econquotes: By Shlaes, Becker, Barro, Forbes, Wen Jiabao, etc.

Further quotations on the economy...

June 2, 2009 | Sky News (UK)

Professor Niall Ferguson explains why he thinks Gordon Brown is incapable of effectively pulling the UK out of recession

Professor Niall Ferguson explains why he thinks Gordon Brown is incapable of effectively pulling the UK out of recession...

June 2, 2009 | Sky News (UK)

Recession Is 'All About Gord & Godzilla'

One of the world's most distinguished economic historians has called for "pathetic" Gordon Brown to step down...

May 28, 2009 | CNBC

Bernanke & the Bond Market

John Taylor, fmr. Under Secretary of Treasury of International Affairs; James Bianco, of Bianco Researcy; and the CNBC news team discuss the bond market and the Fed...

May 28, 2009 | Fox News

Thomas Sowell on 'Glenn Beck'

I asked our guest at the beginning of the program tonight if we are still a capitalist nation...

May 28, 2009 | WAMU 88.5

A New Approach to Regulating the Economy?

President Obama has overseen sweeping changes in the role of government in the economy, intervening to prevent massive failures and promising to step up anti-trust laws...

May 19, 2009 | Business Wire

Professor John B. Taylor to Lead FinReg21.com Webinar on Government’s Role in Financial Crisis

FinReg21.com, a newly launched online resource of commentary and news on financial regulatory reform, today said it will host a live webinar on May 20th featuring Professor John B. Taylor...

May 17, 2009 | NewsMax

Economist Says Regulators Started Crisis

Economist examines how it happened, who's to blame and why it may happen again...

May 13, 2009 | Fox News

Sorting Out the Economic Mess

And tonight in "Your America," it's been almost three months since President Obama signed his so-called stimulus plan and yet the new jobs and the economic turn-around that he promised have yet to come to fruition, and my next guest has written, perhaps, the most definitive book on how we've got into this mess in the first place, and it's called, "The Housing Boom and Bust."...

May 11, 2009 | Creators Syndicate

Housing Boom and Bust

Let us go back to square one to consider the empirical consequences of policies in the housing market...

April 29, 2009 | NPR

Count On This: Two Entertaining Economics Books

Like many people, I'm being kept awake at night by a financial crisis that I don't even understand...

May 1, 2009 | RGE Monitor (NY)

The thinkers who predicted early on many aspects of this financial crisis

Time magazine has kindly included me in its annual list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World...

April 30, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

The Aussie Way with John Howard: Chapter 4 of 5

John Howard discusses the origins and implications of the global financial crisis...

April 27, 2009 | PR Newswire

Congressmen Paul Kanjorski and Scott Garrett Host Second Bipartisan Financial Regulatory Roundtable

Chairman Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) and Ranking Member Scott Garrett (R-NJ) of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, announced today that they will host an educational roundtable on Monday, April 27, 2009 with guest speakers Jamie Dimon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JPMorgan Chase, and John Taylor, Professor of Economics at Stanford University...

April 28, 2009 | Ecommerce-Journal (MA)

What caused the U.S. crisis: deregulation or overregulation?

On Monday at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference on Monday the CEO of Bank of New York Mellon Corp Robert Kelly noted that American companies are controlled today by too many regulators which could undermine the U.S. recovery...

April 26, 2009 | CNN

Historian Niall Ferguson sits down with Fareed to discuss the severity of the economic crisis and expectations for Obama.

Historian Niall Ferguson sits down with Fareed to discuss the severity of the economic crisis and expectations for Obama...

April 27, 2009

Reacting to the Spending Spree: Policy Changes We Can Afford

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In this nine-chapter volume, the authors examine the challenges the Obama administration faces today, and in the foreseeable future, and the administration’s planned responses.

Please visit the Hoover Press web site for more information on this book or to place an order.

April 20, 2009 | EconTalk

Roberts on Wealth, Growth, and Economics as a Science

EconTalk host Russ Roberts talks with reporter Robert Pollie about the basics of wealth and growth...

April 15, 2009 | Heritage Foundation

Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis

Throughout history, financial crises have always been caused by excesses – frequently monetary excesses – which lead to a boom and an inevitable bust...

April 14, 2009 | RGE Monitor (NY)

Reinventing GSEs Treasury's Plan for Financial Restructuring

In late March--timed to impress the G20--the Obama administration revealed its plan for regulating and restructuring the U.S. financial system...

April 6, 2009 | Fox News

Treasury Covering Up Massive Fraud?

Taylor on Geithner and North Korea...

April 2, 2009 | Fox News

G-20 Expanding Global Trade

"Just -- and I hope you were able to hear of some of the points that Peter was making job reaction what what what's coming out of London again."...

April 8, 2009 | Bloomberg

Inside Look - Grading the TARP

Interview with Former Treasury Undersecretary John Taylor, Author of "Getting Off Track" (Bloomberg News)...

April 6, 2009 | Business Wire

Global Leaders Gather in Los Angeles to Address Unprecedented Economic Challenges and Search for Solutions at 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference

At this extraordinary moment in financial and economic history, hundreds of CEOs, elected leaders, Nobel Prize winners, scientists, educators, philanthropists and global decision-makers are bringing their expertise and ideas to the 12th Milken Institute Global Conference to offer solutions to the urgent challenges facing the world – from the economy and health care to energy and education...

April 2, 2009 | Fox News

Econ Expert John Taylor on G-20

" Okay let's get John Taylor out of Stanford the former undersecretary...

April 1, 2009 | KQED

Great Expectations -- The G20 Meeting

Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) rich and developing countries meet in London on Thursday to discuss ways to tackle the global economic crisis...

April 1, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Crisis & the Law with Richard Epstein: Chapter 3 of 5

Richard Epstein rates the separate responses of the Bush and Obama administrations to the financial crisis...

March 31, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Crisis & the Law with Richard Epstein: Chapter 2 of 5

Richard Epstein discusses the financial crisis, determining that “government incentives were perverse, so the actions of the private parties were perverse.”...

March 27, 2009 | Bloomberg

Taylor Says U.S. Risks Financial System Overregulation: Video

John Taylor, economics professor at Stanford University, talks with Bloomberg's Haslinda Amin about U.S. financial system regulation...

March 19, 2009 | Reason

John B. Taylor "How Government Interventions Caused the Financial Crisis."

Author John B. Taylor discusses his book "Getting Off Track -- How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis," with Reason.tv's Michael C. Moynihan...

March 25, 2009 | Reason

Getting Off Track

John B. Taylor, professor of economics at Stanford University, challenges the conventional wisdom that it was an excess of deregulation that precipitated our current financial crisis...

March 25, 2009 | Minnesota Public Radio

Who's to blame for the financial crisis?

In an Oxford-style debate, six financial experts discuss whether Washington or Wall Street is to blame for the economic crisis...

November 19, 2008 | United States Senate

The State of the Economy and Principles for Fiscal Stimulus

Thank you, Chairman Conrad, Ranking Member Gregg, and other members of the Senate Budget Committee for giving me the opportunity to testify about the state of the economy and options for a second fiscal stimulus...

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