Kevin Warsh

Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics
Biography: 

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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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.

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The Recovery Needs A Supply-Side Push

by Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, May 25, 2020

The status quo before the pandemic won’t return. New investment for new opportunities is crucial.

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Kevin Warsh On The Ricochet Podcast: It Matters

interview with Kevin Warshvia Ricochet
Friday, May 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the humongous stimulus packages, Congress, the role of China concerning COVID-19, and what the Fed should and shouldn’t be doing.

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Kevin Warsh: The Exchange: Corona-Nomics

interview with Kevin Warshvia Reuters
Monday, April 27, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the global monetary and fiscal responses to the economic lockdowns enforced to halt the spread of Covid-19; and maps out a recovery back to something like normal.

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Kevin Warsh: Response Not Enough To Avoid A Long And Deep Recession

interview with Kevin Warshvia Live Wire
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the economic ramifications of COVID-19 and the response so far of policymakers.

Kevin Warsh And The Long Road Back To Economic Recovery

interview with Kevin Warshvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, April 2, 2020

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As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Peter Robinson sat down (virtually over Zoom) with Kevin Warsh, the Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. They discuss the nuts and bolts of the Federal Government’s 2 Trillion dollar (and rising) recovery and aid package, why it was needed, and its chances of staving off a depression.

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Kevin Warsh And The Long Road Back To Economic Recovery

interview with Kevin Warshvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, April 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Peter Robinson sat down (virtually over Zoom) with Kevin Warsh, the Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. They discuss the nuts and bolts of the Federal Government’s 2 Trillion dollar (and rising) recovery and aid package, why it was needed, and its chances of staving off a depression. 

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Kevin Warsh on COVID-19 and the Federal Reserve | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Kevin Warshvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Hoover Institution Fellow Kevin Warsh provides a briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting the US economy.

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Kevin Warsh On COVID-19 And The Federal Reserve | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Kevin Warshvia Hoover Virtual Policy Briefings
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Kevin Warsh on COVID-19 and the Federal Reserve.
Recorded: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Fed Appears Off To A Good Start To Combatting Coronavirus Economic Impact, Says Former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh

interview with Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the Fed’s response to mitigating the economic crisis stirred by the coronavirus.

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