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Analysis and Commentary

5 Takeaways on How Bernanke Will Be Remembered

with John B. Taylor, Michael D. Bordovia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mark Gertler, John B. Taylor,  Mohamed El Erian, Michael Bordo,  and Lars E.O. Svensson on Bernanke.

Interviews

John Taylor on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" (00:45)

with John B. Taylorvia Squawk on the Street (CNBC)
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the U.S. Treasury's move to auction $35 billion in 5-year Notes. And John Taylor, Stanford University professor of economics, weighs in on Fed policy and the likely outcome of exiting quantitative easing.

Interviews

John Taylor on PBS NewsHour (2:54)

with John B. Taylorvia PBS NewsHour
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

How Will the History Books Remember Ben Bernanke?

by John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The following short essay was written for the Wall Street Journal as part of a symposium in 
which five economists were asked this same question. 
Analysis and Commentary

How Will the History Books Remember Ben Bernanke?

by Michael D. Bordovia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The following short essay was written for the Wall Street Journal as part of a symposium in which five economists were asked this same question.

Analysis and Commentary

How to Control Entitlements, Especially Medicare

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, December 16, 2013
Interviews

John Taylor on The Kudlow Report Part I

with John B. Taylorvia Kudlow Report (CNBC)
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, and John Taylor, former U.S Treasury Undersecretary, debate what is to blame for the housing bubble. Taylor says monetary impulse is a big factor.

Interviews

John Taylor on The Kudlow Report Part II

with John B. Taylorvia Kudlow Report (CNBC)
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, and John Taylor, former U.S Treasury Undersecretary, debate short and long-term rates under Greenspan's Fed. There was a high correlation between short and long-term rates before 2003, defends Greenspan.

Analysis and Commentary

Minimum Wages, Employment, and Inequality

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Conduct of Monetary Policy

by Kevin Warshvia Economics Working Papers
Sunday, December 1, 2013

Economics Working Paper WP13115

Pages

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

Books

Media

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
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow

Meeting on CDS and Mortgage Market Reforms

Monday, November 10, 2008
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guests: John Taylor, George Shultz, Andrew Crockett (JP Morgan), Joe Grundfest, John Gunn, Kenneth Scott, Darrell Duffie, John Shoven, Michael Boskin, John Ciorciari, and Matthew Gunn.

Event

Meeting to Analyze Financial Rescue Plan Options

Friday, October 10, 2008
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building
Guests: John Taylor, Joe Grundfest, John Gunn, Kenneth Scott, Darrell Duffie, John Shoven, Michael Boskin, John Ciorciari, and Matthew Gunn
Event

Policy Seminar on Financial Markets and Credit Losses

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Guest Speaker: Wesley Phoa (Capital Strategy Research)

Event

Policy Seminar with Charles Schwab

Monday, July 28, 2008
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guests: Charles Schwab, George Shultz, John Taylor, John Cogan, Joe Grundfest, John Shoven, Michael Boskin, Darrell Duffie, Kenneth Scott, and John Ciorciari.

Event

Policy Workshop: The Future Role of Central Banking Policy: Urgent and Precedent-Setting Next Steps

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Severe stress in the financial markets has given rise to a host of unprecedented actions by the Federal Reserve, including the Bear Stearns intervention, new lending facilities for primary dealers, and a decision to authorize the Fed to lend to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should such lending become necessary. 

Event

Hoover-Stanford policy workshop on U.S. central banking policy to be broadcast live on Internet July 22

Friday, July 18, 2008
Stanford

On July 22, the Hoover Institution's Global Markets Working Group—in cooperation with the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School—will host a policy workshop to address important questions about the future of central banking policy.

Press Releases

Policy Seminar on Hedge Funds & Financial Markets

Thursday, June 19, 2008
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guest speaker: Myron Scholes (Platinum Grove Asset Management)

Event

Special Seminar on Income Distribution

Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Guest speakers: Professor Emmanuel Saez (University of California-Berkeley) and Professor Kevin Murphy (University of Chicago)

Event

Policy Seminar on Sovereign Wealth Funds

Monday, May 5, 2008
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guest speakers: Edwin Truman (Peterson Institute for International Economics) and Adnan Mazarei (International Monetary Fund)

Event

Policy Seminar on Developments in Investment Banking

Thursday, April 17, 2008
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guest Speaker: Philippe Barret (Dodge & Cox)

Event

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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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