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Heat, Crime, And Punishment

by A. Patrick Behrer, Valentin Bolotnyyvia Economics Working Papers
Monday, July 26, 2021

Economics Working Paper 21114

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Internet Access and its Implications for Productivity, Inequality, and Resilience

by Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davisvia Economics Working Papers
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Economics Working Paper 21115

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The (Heterogenous) Economic Effects of Private Equity Buyouts

by Steven J. Davis, John Haltiwanger, Kyle Handley, Ben Lipsius, Josh Lerner, Javier Mirandavia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Economics Working Paper 21112

The Fed’s Risky Experiment

by Charles I. Plosservia Economics Working Papers
Friday, June 18, 2021

Economics Working Paper 21116

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The Unemployed with Jobs and without Jobs

by Robert E. Hall, Marianna Kudlyakvia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Economics Working Paper 21110

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

Events

Archive of Working Papers on Economic Policy

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John B. Taylor

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Chair
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics
Participants
Analysis and Commentary

Policy Seminar With Amit Seru

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Occupational Licensing and Certification in the Financial Advisory Industry

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Policy Seminar with Brian Wheaton

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Minimum Wages and the Rigid-Wage Channel of Monetary Policy

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Analysis and Commentary

Policy Seminar With Charles Plosser

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Virtual Meeting

The Fed’s Risky Experiment: Why the New Framework is So Troubling and Might There be a Better Way Virtual Meeting

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Analysis and Commentary

Policy Seminar With Jeff Clemens

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Virtual Meeting

The Heterogeneous Effects of Large and Small Minimum Wage Changes: Evidence over the Short and Medium Run Using a Pre-Analysis Plan

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Policy Seminar with Michael Bordo

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Central Bank Digital Currency in Historical Perspective: Another Crossroad in Monetary Policy

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Analysis and Commentary

Policy Seminar With Nicolas Caramp

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Nicolas Caramp, associate professor of economics at the University of California, Davis, discusses “ Fiscal Policy and the Monetary Transmission Mechanism,” a paper with Dejanir Silva.

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Policy Seminar with Mickey Levy and Peter Ireland

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Policy Seminar with Mickey Levy, Chief Economist, Americas and Asia at Berenberg Capital Markets, and Peter Ireland, the Murray and Monti Professor in the Economics Department at the Morrissey College of Arts & Science at Boston College.

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Analysis and Commentary

Policy Seminar With Elena Pastorino

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Elena Pastorino, research fellow at Hoover, faculty research fellow at the Department of Economics at Stanford University, and social science research scholar at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research, discussed "Taxing the Rich," a paper with V.V. Chari (University of Minnesota), Patrick Kehoe (Stanford University), and Sergio Salgado (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania). John Taylor, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was the moderator.

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Analysis and Commentary

Policy Seminar With Raghuram Rajan

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Raghuram Rajan, senior fellow at Hoover, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and former chief economist and director of research at the International Monetary Fund, discussed “Going the Extra Mile: Distant Lending and Credit Cycles,” a paper with João Granja (University of Chicago) and Christian Leuz (University of Chicago).

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Policy Seminar with Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, the Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley, discussed “The Voice of Monetary Policy,” a paper with Tho Pham (University of Reading) and Oleksandr Talavera (University of Birmingham). John Taylor, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was the moderator.

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

 

Working Group Meeting - March 9, 2018
Working Group Meeting - March 9, 2018

For twenty-five years starting in the early 1980s, the United States economy experienced an unprecedented economic boom. Economic expansions were stronger and longer than in the past. Recessions were shorter, shallower, and less frequent. GDP doubled and household net worth increased by 250 percent in real terms. Forty-seven million jobs were created.

This quarter-century boom strengthened as its length increased. Productivity growth surged by one full percentage point per year in the United States, creating an additional $9 trillion of goods and services that would never have existed. And the long boom went global with emerging market countries from Asia to Latin America to Africa experiencing the enormous improvements in both economic growth and economic stability.

Economic policies that place greater reliance on the principles of free markets, price stability, and flexibility have been the key to these successes. Recently, however, several powerful new economic forces have begun to change the economic landscape, and these principles are being challenged with far reaching implications for U.S. economic policy, both domestic and international. A financial crisis flared up in 2007 and turned into a severe panic in 2008 leading to the Great Recession. How we interpret and react to these forces—and in particular whether proven policy principles prevail going forward—will determine whether strong economic growth and stability returns and again continues to spread and improve more people’s lives or whether the economy stalls and stagnates.

Our Working Group organizes seminars and conferences, prepares policy papers and other publications, and serves as a resource for policymakers and interested members of the public.

Working Group Meeting - April 9, 2008
Working Group Meeting - April 9, 2008

 


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