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John B. Taylor

Taylor says United States can balance budget without higher taxes

via Bloomberg Television
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and a former Treasury undersecretary, talks with Margaret Brennan on Bloomberg Television's InBusiness, about US tax policy, the economy, balancing the budget without raising taxes, and a credible debt reduction plan.

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Taylor Says U.S. Can Balance Budget Without Higher Taxes

with John B. Taylorvia InBusiness (Bloomberg Television)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

John Taylor, a professor of economics at Stanford University and a former Treasury undersecretary, talks about U.S. tax policy and the economy...

Analysis and Commentary

Spending Cutters Gain Credibility

by John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

We really never know whether a play is a game-changer until after the game, and even then it's debated. But this may well be one of those plays...

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Time for a Budget Game-Changer

by Gary S. Becker, George P. Shultz, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 4, 2011

Assurance that current tax levels will remain in place would provide an immediate stimulus. House Republican budget planners are on the right track...

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The Cycle of Rules and Discretion in Economic Policy

by John B. Taylorvia National Affairs
Friday, April 1, 2011

[Facts and theories] argue against the recent reversion to Keynesian discretionary interventionism, and for a revival of the kinds of rules-based fiscal and monetary policies that have yielded unmatched stability and economic growth...

Testimony to the Ways and Means Committee on the Effects of Spending and Deficits on Job Growth

featuring Edward Paul Lazearvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chairman Camp, Ranking Member Levin and members of the committee: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak to you today.

Evaluating the TARP

featuring John B. Taylorvia The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Written Testimony for the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate

Analysis and Commentary

Goldman Sachs Wrong About Impact of House Budget Proposal

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Monday, February 28, 2011

Some claim that House budget proposal H.R. 1 to reduce the growth of federal government spending will cause a slowdown in the economy and even increase unemployment...

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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...

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George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics
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Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow
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Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow

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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