Find Commentary on the Economic Crisis in One Place on the Hoover Site

The Hoover Institution’s economic experts continue to lend their insight and sound advice concerning the causes of and solutions to the economic crisis of 2008–09. The newest addition to the Hoover website is a compilation of articles, opinions, podcasts, television and press interviews, blogs, and books to which Hoover fellows have written and contributed.

Some of the contributors to the new section include Hoover senior fellow and Stanford professor John Taylor. Taylor’s book Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis, offers empirical research to explain what caused the current financial crisis, what prolonged it, and what worsened it dramatically more than a year after it began.

Hoover senior fellow Gary Becker, Nobel laureate in economics and a recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom, offers his deft advice about the economy in articles and on his blog. Becker’s ideas are sought for their guidance and wisdom in leading us through the economic crisis.

Hoover senior fellow Niall Ferguson was at the forefront of warning world leaders of the problems in the financial markets well before many experts recognized we had a brewing economic storm. Ferguson’s most recent book, Ascent of Money, offers astute insights concerning the history of money, booms, busts, and shrewd guidance for the road ahead.

Hoover research fellow Russell Roberts hosts a weekly podcast, EconTalk, which includes conversations with authors, economists, and business leaders. Econtalk won the 2008 Weblog Award for best podcast. Roberts, who also hosts a blog concerning the economy, has many excellent suggestions for solving and ending the economic crisis. Among those who have appeared on the podcast are Senior Fellow Robert Barro and Daron Acemoglu, a member of Hoover’s Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity.

In a CNBC interview, Hoover senior fellow Michael Spence, Nobel laureate in economics, discusses what he believes will help stabilize the financial markets, including unfreezing the credit markets and getting Washington to start focusing on the right issues.

Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy. Sowell has written many economic books including his soon-to-be released book concerning the housing crisis. Sowell’s opinions and articles offer a way to put out the economic fire that is burning our house down.

The page is designed to keep readers abreast of the latest articles, opinions, podcasts, interviews, blogs, and books as individuals and the government react to the economic crisis.