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The Economic Costs Of Rapidly Growing Federal Government Debt

by John B. Taylorvia U.S. House Committee on the Budget
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor's testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.

The Economic Effects of Private Equity Buyouts

by Steven J. Davis, John Haltiwanger, Kyle Handley, Ben Lipsius, Josh Lerner, Javier Mirandavia Economics Working Papers
Friday, October 4, 2019

Economics Working Paper 19112

Rising Policy Uncertainty

by Steven J. Davisvia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Economics Working Paper 19110

Policy Uncertainty in Japan

by Elif C. Arbatli, Steven J. Davis, Arata Ito, Naoko Miakevia Economics Working Papers
Monday, August 5, 2019

Economics Working Paper 19109

Surveying Business Uncertainty

by David Altig, Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Brent Meyer, Nicholas Parkervia Economics Working Papers
Monday, May 27, 2019

Economics Working Paper 19107

Reform of the International Monetary System: Why and How?

by John B. Taylorvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

An argument that a rules-based reform of the international monetary system, achieved by applying basic economic theory, would improve economic performance.

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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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Archive of Working Papers on Economic Policy

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John B. Taylor

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George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics
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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 with Anil Kashyap

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Ramin Toloui, Professor of the Practice of International Finance and the Tad and Dianne Taube Policy Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), and former Assistant Secretary for International Finance at the U.S. Treasury Department, discussed “How Did QE Really Work? A New Approach to Measuring the Federal Reserve’s Impact on Financial Markets during 2010-2018.”

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Policy Seminar with Kevin Hassett

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Kevin Hassett, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Hoover and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discussed “An Evaluation of the Economics Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.”

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Policy Seminar with Anil Kashyap

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Anil Kashyap, the Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discussed “Financial Stability and Monetary Policy?” (with Caspar Siegert)

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Policy Seminar with Marco Di Maggio and Policy Seminar with Josh Rauh

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Marco Di Maggio, Ogunlesi Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, discussed “Second Chance: Life without Student Debt,” (with Ankit Kalda, and Vincent W. Yao).

Josh Rauh, senior fellow and Director of Research at the Hoover Institution and the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, discussed “Behavioral Responses to State Income Taxation of High Earners: Evidence from California,” (with Ryan J. Shyu).

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Policy Seminar with Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, discussed his future book with Lee Ohanian: Capitalism and Freedom in the 21st Century.

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Policy Seminar with Emily Kapur

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Emily Kapur, trial attorney at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and member of the Hoover Working Group on Economic Policy Resolution Project Committee, discussed “Stablecoins: the Promise and Perils.”

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Policy Seminar with Charles Calomiris

Friday, May 31, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Charles Calomiris, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Hoover, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School, Director of the Business School’s Program for Financial Studies and its Initiative on Finance and Growth in Emerging Markets, and Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, discussed “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Returns: Time-Varying Risk Regimes.”

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Policy Seminar with Raghuram Rajan

Friday, May 24, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Raghuram Rajan, senior fellow at Hoover, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and former Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund, discussed his book, The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind.

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Strategies For Monetary Policy: A Policy Conference

Friday, May 3, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Perspectives on monetary policy strategy. 

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Policy Seminar with Darrell Duffie

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed “Cyber Runs.”

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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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