Tyler Goodspeed

Kleinheinz Fellow
Biography: 

Tyler Goodspeed is the Kleinheinz Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. From 2020 to 2021 he served as Acting Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, having been appointed by the President as a Member of the Council in 2019. In that role he advised the Administration’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as subsequent economic recovery packages. He resigned from the Council on 7th January 2021, having previously served as Chief Economist for Macroeconomic Policy and Senior Economist for tax, public finance, and macroeconomics, playing an instrumental role in designing the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Before joining the Council, Dr. Goodspeed was on the Faculty of Economics at the University of Oxford and was a lecturer in economics at King’s College London. He has published extensively on financial regulation, banking, and monetary economics, with particular attention to the role of access to credit in mitigating the effects of adverse aggregate shocks in historical contexts, especially exogenous environmental shocks. His research has appeared in three full-length monographs from academic presses, as well as numerous articles in peer-reviewed and edited journals. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Harvard University; and he received his M.Phil from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar. He is currently a member of the American Economic Association and Economic History Association and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and was previously a member of the Economic History Society and Royal Economic Society.

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Setting The Record Straight On Wealth Inequality

by Tyler Goodspeedvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Better economic policy predating the coronavirus led to a sharp decline in wealth inequality.

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Three Fed Rate Hikes Won't Be Enough To Combat Inflation, Former White House Economist Tyler Goodspeed Says

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia Fox Business
Monday, January 10, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Tyler Goodspeed argues the Federal Reserve is 'so far behind the curve' that three interest rate hikes won't be enough to combat inflation.

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Tyler Goodspeed Gives An Initial Reaction To December's Major Jobs Report Miss

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia CNBC Television
Friday, January 7, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Tyler Goodspeed discusses December's jobs report.

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Tyler Goodspeed On Balance Of Power

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

(2:09) Hoover Institution fellow Tyler Goodspeed discusses the ADP jobs report which shows broad based gains. Goodspeed also talks about wage growth and inflation as well as taxes and incentives, and the overall health of the economy.

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The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act — Four Years On

by Kevin Hassett, Tyler Goodspeedvia National Review
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The 2017 tax cuts delivered results for the American people, despite the predictions of secular stagnation.

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Balance of Power: Omicron Economic Impact with Tyler Goodspeed (2:30)

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia Balance of Power
Monday, December 6, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Tyler Goodspeed reviews the latest inflation and jobs data.

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Federal Reserve Rate Hikes In 2022 May Not Stall Inflation: Tyler Goodspeed

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia Fox Business
Monday, December 6, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Tyler Goodspeed says that two potential rate hikes in 2022 may not be enough to combat rising consumer prices.

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Tyler Goodspeed On Balance of Power: Omicron Economic Impact

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia Balance of Power Podcast
Monday, December 6, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Tyler Goodspeed discusses the economy.

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Tyler Goodspeed On Full Measure

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson
Monday, December 6, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Tyler Goodspeed discusses the economy, inflation, and how the Biden administration's policies are impacting the economy.

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Tyler Goodspeed: Will Disappointing CBO Score Derail Build Back Better?

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia Fox Business
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Tyler Goodspeed discusses the economy as well as Biden's spending bill.

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