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Analysis and Commentary

Transparency for Policy Wonks

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

Where Do Policy Rules Come From?

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, March 29, 2014

After Unconventional Monetary Policy

by John B. Taylorvia Economics Working Papers
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Economics Working Paper WP14108

After Unconventional Monetary Policy

featuring John B. Taylorvia Joint Economic Committee of Congress
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hoover Institution fellow John B. Taylor testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, on March 26, 2014.

Analysis and Commentary

Why the IMF’s Exceptional Access Framework is So Important

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In today's editorial on the IMF legislation before Congress the Wall Street Journal refers to my oped of several weeks ago in which I strongly criticized the IMF for breaking its own rules in its “...

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.
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A Subtle Danger

by Timothy Kanevia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, March 24, 2014

The new Federal Reserve chair just had a stellar inaugural news conference, and kudos to her.

Analysis and Commentary

You Can’t Connect the [Fed’s] Dots Looking Forward

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Many commentators view last week’s Fed meeting (including the FOMC statement, the Chair’s press conference, commentary from FOMC members) as another move toward more discretion and away from rules-...

Interviews

John Taylor on The Santelli Exchange

with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Discussing the fed funds rate and the influence of Fed policy on the financial system, with John Taylor, Stanford University professor of economics.

Interviews

John Taylor on The Larry Kudlow Show (86:34)

with John B. Taylorvia Larry Kudlow Show
Saturday, March 22, 2014

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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
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 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)

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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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Policy seminar on Guarantied to Fail, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guest Speaker: Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (Associate Professor of Finance at NYU Stern School of Business, Visiting Scholar Stanford University GSB)

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Policy seminar on the Guardians of Finance: Making Them Work for Us

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Annenberg Auditorium

Guest Speaker: Ross Levine (Professor of Economics at Brown University, Director of the William R. Rhodes Center in International Economics and Finance)

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Policy seminar on the Guardians of Finance: Making Them Work for Us

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Annenberg Auditorium

Policy seminar on the Guardians of Finance: Making Them Work for Us

Guest Speaker: Ross Levine (Professor of Economics at Brown University, Director of the William R. Rhodes Center in International Economics and Finance)

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Meeting of the Resolution Project in Washington, DC at the Fed and the FDIC

Friday, April 29, 2011
Washington, D.C.
A Proposed Chapter 14 for Large Financial Institutions
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Policy seminar on Transforming the Megabanks

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Guest Speaker: Herbert Allison (former head of the TARP at Treasury, former president and CEO of Fannie Mae, former CEO of TIAA-CREF and COO of Merrill Lynch)

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Policy Seminar with Viral Acharya

Monday, April 11, 2011
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guest Speaker: Viral Acharya (Professor of Finance at NYU, coauthor of Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance)

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Meeting of the Resolution Project

Saturday, April 2, 2011
George Shultz Conference Room, Hebert Hoover Memorial Building
The Resolution Project Committee met to consider options for the use of a Chapter 14 of the bankruptcy code for large financial institutions as a possible alternative to the use of a new authority under Title II of the Dodd-Frank legislation. 
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Policy seminar on the Role of Securitized-Banking System in the Financial Crisis and the Policy Implications

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Guest Speaker: Gary Gorton (Professor of Management and Finance at Yale University)

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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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