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Economic Growth Concept
Interviews

John Taylor on The Hays Advantage

interview with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg Radio
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hoover senior fellow John Taylor discusses the Taylor Rule on Bloomberg Radio.

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Interviews

John Taylor on Street Signs

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hoover senior fellow John Taylor discusses the economy on CNBC.

Federal Reserve
Analysis and Commentary

New Conference on Fed and Rules-Based Policy: A Preview

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Today starts a two day conference at Stanford’s Hoover Institution on monetary policy. It’s part of the Fed Centennial. Here is the full agenda which includes talks and commentary by Esther George, Tom Sargent, Charles Plosser,  John Williams, Jeff Lacker, Ed Prescott, Allan Meltzer, Niall Ferguson, Maury Obstfeld, Barry Eichengreen, George Shultz, Monika Piazzesi,  Athanasios Orphanides, Otmar Issing, Martin Schneider and others.

Interviews

John Taylor on The Santelli Exchange

with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Economics Concept
Analysis and Commentary

Deleting Vice and Other Revisions in Monetary Lectures

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Economics Abstract
Analysis and Commentary

Debate Heats Up: Re-Normalize or New-Normalize Policy

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

A First Meeting of Old and New Keynesian Econometric Models

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

New Research Bolsters Link from Policy Uncertainty to Economy

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Transparency for Policy Wonks

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, April 5, 2014

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About

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

Speeches and Testimony

John B. Taylor

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Chair
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics
Member
Wohlford Family Senior Fellow
Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow
Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow
Senior Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
Buzz and Barbara McCoy Senior Fellow
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow

Policy Seminar on the European sovereign debt crisis

Thursday, December 8, 2011
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guest Speaker: Axel Weber (former Bundesbank President and future UBS Chairman)

Event

Policy Workshop: Restoring Robust Economic Growth in America

Friday, December 2, 2011
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The one-day conference aimed to diagnose the problems and to develop policies to address the slow growth of the economy and the persistent unemployment.

Event

Policy Seminar on Policies to Stimulate Innovation

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guest Speaker: Andrew Atkeson (Professor of Economics and Finance, UCLA)

Event
John B. Taylor is the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Hoover

Hoover Institution hosts Economic Recovery Conference

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Economic Policy and Stanford University’s Center for Latin American Studies hosted an all-day conference titled “The Uneven Recovery: Emerging Markets Versus Developed Economies” on Friday, October 14, 2011. This remarkable unevenness characterizes the recoveries of other emerging market economies in contrast with developed economies as a whole.

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Policy Workshop with the Center for Latin American Studies on the Uneven Recovery: Emerging Markets versus Developed Economies

Friday, October 14, 2011
Stauffer Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Speakers: George P. Shultz, Pedro C. Aspe, Francisco Gil Díaz, Stephen Haber, Allan Meltzer, Leszek Balcerowicz, Michael J. Boskin, John B. Taylor, Pablo Villanueva

Event

Policy Seminar on the Role of Monetary Policy in Recent Financial Market Developments

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guest Speaker: Ron McKinnon (Professor of International Economics, Stanford University)

Event

Policy Seminar on the Economic Situation in Greece and the Rest of Europe

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Guest Speaker: Stavros Lambrinidis (Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece)

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Meeting of the Resolution Project

Saturday, September 17, 2011
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

The Resolution Project group met to refine further the group’s Chapter 14 proposal. 

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Policy Seminar on the Eurozone Enlargement: What has the Crisis Changed?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Guest Speaker: Marek Belka (Governor of the Central Bank of Poland, former Finance Minister and Prime Minister of Poland)

Event

Policy Seminar on the Uneven Recovery: Emerging Markets and Developed Countries

Friday, August 12, 2011
Lou Henry Hoover Building, Room 105

Guest Speaker: Agustín Carstens (Governor of the Central Bank of Mexico and former Finance Minister of Mexico)

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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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