Kevin Warsh

Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics

Kevin Warsh serves as the Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

He is an advisor to Duquesne Family Office and serves on the board of directors of UPS and Coupang, the leading Korean e-commerce company. Warsh is a member of the Group of Thirty (G30) and the Panel of Economic Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).   

Warsh conducts extensive research in the field of economics and finance. He issued an independent report to the Bank of England proposing reforms in the conduct of monetary policy in the United Kingdom. Parliament adopted the report’s recommendations.

Governor Warsh served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2011. Warsh served as the Federal Reserve's representative to the Group of Twenty (G-20) and as the Board's emissary to the emerging and advanced economies in Asia. In addition, he was Administrative Governor, managing and overseeing the Board's operations, personnel, and financial performance.

Prior to his appointment to the Board, from 2002 until 2006, Warsh served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Executive Secretary of the White House National Economic Council. Previously, Warsh was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York, serving as Vice President and Executive Director.

Warsh received his A.B. from Stanford University and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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In the News

Surging Inflation May Herald Start Of Long-Term Price Trend, Economists Say

quoting Kevin Warshvia CFO Dive
Thursday, June 10, 2021

A recent surge in inflation likely heralds a decades-long trend of rising prices, fueled by a retreat in globalization, the aging of populations in China and developed countries and the costs from servicing swelling government debt and adapting to climate change, economists said in an American Enterprise Institute webinar.


We Have The Loosest Fiscal Policy In History Of The World: Kevin Warsh

interview with Kevin Warshvia Fox Business
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the Fed's risky monetary and fiscal policies.

Is Inflation Back?

interview with Kevin Warshvia AEI
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

On June 8, AEI’s Desmond Lachman and the R Street Institute’s Alex J. Pollock hosted an event examining the possibilities of resurging inflation in the global economy. Kevin Warsh of the Hoover Institution juxtaposed the strongest economic growth in 40 years with the loosest mix of fiscal and monetary policy in history. He emphasized that the Federal Reserve’s new “wait and see” approach could be problematic should the Fed be unable to set policy effectively.


Kevin Warsh: Is Inflation Back?

interview with Kevin Warshvia AEI
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the Fed's loose monetary and fiscal policies and how that will affect the economy, taxes, and growth.

Federal Reserve
Analysis and Commentary

The Fed’s Risky Fill-The-Punch-Bowl Strategy

by Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 7, 2021

[Subscription Required] Growth is surging, the housing market is hot, and inflation is on the rise. It’s time to pull back.

The Fed: A Time for Vigilance

by Kevin Warshvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The central bank has great power. We need to make sure it exercises great responsibility—and great independence.

Analysis and Commentary

Beijing’s Bid For Financial Supremacy

by Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 4, 2021

China plans to displace the U.S. as investors’ top target, and global crises have sped up its effort.

Federal Reserve

The Fed Puts Its Independence On The Line

by Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

[Subscription Required] The central bank is on a one-way path to a larger role in our government and economy. Wall Street is thrilled, Main Street not so much.

Address the Supply Shock

by Kevin Warshvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Fed has done right by Wall Street. Now it’s Main Street’s turn.

Federal Reserve

Fed Main Street Policy 'Cumbersome, Not Terribly Effective,' Kevin Warsh Says

interview with Kevin Warshvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh says Fed stimulus actions haven't been trickling down to the real economy in a meaningful way.