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Interviews

John Taylor on the John Batchelor Show

interview with John B. Taylorvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Senior Fellow John Taylor discussed the economy on the John Batchelor Show, co-hosted by CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

Economics Abstract
Analysis and Commentary

New Legislation Requires Fed to Adopt Policy Rule

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, July 7, 2014

A lot of research and experience shows that more predictable rules-based monetary policy leads to better economic performance—both in terms of price stability and steadier-stronger employment and output growth.  But in practice there have been big swings in Fed policy between rules and discretion, with damaging results as in the 1970s and the past decade of a financial crisis, great recession and slow recovery.  

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John Taylor on the Larry Kudlow Show ( 83:33)

interview with John B. Taylorvia Larry Kudlow Show
Saturday, July 5, 2014

Senior Fellow John Taylor discussed his Wall Street Journal piece, “The Fed Needs to Return to Monetary Rules,” on the Larry Kudlow Show.

Federal Reserve
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John Taylor on The Hays Advantage

interview with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg Radio
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Senior Fellow John Taylor discussed his Wall Street Journal piece, “The Fed Needs to Return to Monetary Rules,” on Bloomberg Radio’s The Hays Advantage.

Federal Reserve
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John Taylor on the Santelli Exchange

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Monday, June 30, 2014

Senior Fellow John Taylor discussed his Wall Street Journal piece, “The Fed Needs to Return to Monetary Rules,” on CNBC’s Santelli Exchange

Federal Reserve
Analysis and Commentary

The Fed Needs to Return to Monetary Rules

by John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 26, 2014

As the Federal Reserve's large-scale bond purchases wind down, financial markets and policy makers now are focused on when the Fed will move to increase interest rates.

Economics Abstract
Interviews

John Taylor on Squawk PreTrade

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Senior Fellow John Taylor discussed the Fed, Bank of England, and stimulus on CNBC Squawk PreTrade in London. 

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Analysis and Commentary

Stanford’s Economics 1 Now Coming Online

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I have been teaching economics at Stanford for many years. Economics 1 is one of my favorite courses, and it’s been one of the most popular courses at Stanford.

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Interviews

John Taylor on the John Batchelor Show

interview with John B. Taylorvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hoover senior fellow John Taylor discusses central banking on the John Batchelor Show.

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Analysis and Commentary

Ten Amusingly Irreverent Tweets at Conference on Fed

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

So many members of the financial press were having a good time tweeting at the Fed Centennial conference last week at Stanford that, according the “TweetReach Report,” about 1 million Twitter accounts were reached and 10 million tweets were delivered about the hashtag #hooverfedconference.  Here is a photo of the post-conference press conference.

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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

Speeches and Testimony

John B. Taylor

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

Policy Seminar on the Financial Crisis and the Impact of the Financial Reform

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guest Speaker: Jacob Frenkel (Chairman of JP Morgan Chase International, former Governor of the Bank of Israel)

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Policy Seminar on Income Distribution

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building
The Working Group on Economic Policy met to discuss income distribution in the United States, as well as income mobility.
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A Symposium on the Need for Reform of the Federal Reserve

Friday, January 13, 2012
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Guest Speakers: Michael Bordo, Allan Meltzer, George Shultz, and John Taylor 

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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)

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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.

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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)

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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

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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)

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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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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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