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Modern Monetary Theory: Cautionary Tales from Latin America

by Sebastian Edwardsvia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Economics Working Paper 19106

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Currencies, Capital, and Central Bank Balances

via Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Experts address big-picture debates affecting US and global monetary policy and apply cutting-edge economic research to the international monetary and financial system.

Dynamism Diminished: The Role of Housing Markets and Credit Conditions

by Steven J. Davis, John Haltiwangervia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Economics Working Paper 19102

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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
Buzz and Barbara McCoy Senior Fellow
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow

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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Policy Seminar with Ellen McGrattan

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Ellen McGrattan, visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, director of the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute, and consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, discussed “Intangible Capital and Measured Productivity.”

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Policy Seminar with Chirantan Chatterjee

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Chirantan Chatterjee, Hoover Institution national fellow, and associate professor in business policy and economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, discussed “Intellectual Property Regimes and Wage Inequality.” 

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Policy Seminar with Steve Davis

Monday, March 18, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Steve Davis, the William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, discussed “The Social Impact of Private Equity over the Economic Cycle” with John Haltiwanger, Kyle Handley, Ben Lipsius, Josh Lerner, and Javier Miranda.

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The Future of Fed’s Balance Sheet: A Policy Workshop

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

The Federal Open Market Committee announced on January 30 that it “intends to continue to implement monetary policy in a regime in which an ample supply of reserves ensures that control over the level of the federal funds rate and other short-term interest rates is exercised primarily through the setting of the Federal Reserve's administered rates, and in which active management of the supply of reserves is not required.” Statement Regarding Monetary Policy Implementation and Balance Sheet Normalization. 

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Policy Seminar with Rebecca Diamond

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Rebecca Diamond, Hoover Institution national fellow, and associate professor of economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, discussed “The Effects of Rent Control Expansion on Tenants, Landlords, and Inequality: Evidence from San Francisco.”

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Policy Seminar with Gary Roughead, Mike McCord, and Roger Zakheim

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Three commissioners of the National Defense Strategy Commission discussed the Commission’s assessment of the current National Defense Strategy.

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Policy Seminar with Amit Seru

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Amit Seru, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, discussed “Shadow Banking.”

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Policy Seminar with David Mulford

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

David Mulford, distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, former vice chairman of Credit Suisse and former U.S. Ambassador to India, presented “Leadership and the Power of Global Markets”

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Policy Seminar with Dan Kessler

Friday, February 15, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Dan Kessler, Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Law at the Stanford Law School, discussed “The Effect of Medicare Benefit Design on Opioid Use.”

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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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