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Policy Seminar on Lessons from the History of U.S. Trade Policy

Thursday, February 26, 2015
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Douglas Irwin, the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College, discussed “Lessons from U.S. Trade Policy History.” 

Event
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Why Does The Federal Reserve Fear A Real Audit?

mentioning John B. Taylorvia New York Post
Thursday, February 26, 2015

What is Janet Yellen afraid of? That question will be percolating in Congress next week when the Senate Banking Committee starts considering proposals for reforming the Federal Reserve that she chairs.

Interviews

Lee Ohanian On The John Batchelor Show (32:47)

interview with Lee Ohanianvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 27, 2015

Lee Ohanian discusses his thoughts about the fare share of the tax bill.

Federal Reserve building
Interviews

John Taylor On Bloomberg Advantage

interview with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Friday, February 27, 2015

John Taylor, professor of Economics at Stanford University and author of "The Taylor Rule," discusses the Federal Reserve and Janet Yellen’s testimony. He joins The Bloomberg Advantage with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn.

Jeb Bush
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Why Jeb Bush Wants Small Businesses To Grow Like It's 1985

quoting Bill Whalenvia Inc.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

On Wednesday, potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush heads to Washington to try to prove his conservative bona fides to none other than the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Tax cuts and reforms
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Tax Code Should Be ‘Tossed Out,’ Expert Tells Senators

quoting Michael J. Boskinvia Think Advisor
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tax experts agreed Tuesday that comprehensive tax reform will help boost economic growth, with one expert suggesting the best way to achieve this is to "toss out" the current tax code and start again.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (19:15)

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Listen as Richard Epstein talks about his essay, "Greece on the brink".

Economics Abstract
Blogs

McCloskey On Piketty

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I'm starting to work on a paper that I'll give at the APEE (Association for Private Enterprise Education) meetings in Cancun in April. The working title for the paper, although I might change it when it comes time to submit to a journal, is "Economic Inequality: When and How Does It Matter?"

Blogs

On RRP Pro And Con

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thanks to a comment on the last post, I found The Fed working paper explaining Fed's thinking about overnight reverse repurchases, Overnight RRP Operations as a Monetary Policy Tool: Some Design Considerations by Josh Frost, Lorie Logan, Antoine Martin, Patrick McCabe, Fabio Natalucci, and Julie Remache.

Blogs

Janet Yellen’s Speech On Policy Rules

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, February 26, 2015

For many years, going back to the days before Google and Google Scholar helped us find and keep track of things, I created a monetary policy rule home page with links to papers, articles and speeches on policy rules, including a written version of a 1996 speech by Janet Yellen on the Taylor rule.

Pages

Economic Policy Working Group

 
The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple

Policy Seminar on the economic situation in Europe