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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

Designing a Better Bankruptcy Resolution

by Kenneth E. Scottvia Economics Working Papers
Sunday, December 1, 2013

Economics Working Paper WP13112

Analysis and Commentary

Two Amazing Charts

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, November 23, 2013

Research by Christopher Erceg and Andrew Levin is providing solid evidence that the decline in the labor force participation rate since 2007 has been due to cyclical factors--the recession and slow...

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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
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

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Policy Seminar on Recent Turmoil in Financial Markets

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Guest Speaker: Governor Kevin Warsh (Federal Reserve Board)
Discussant: John C. Williams (San Francisco Fed)

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Public Panel Discussion on International Exchange Rates

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Speakers: John B. Taylor, Hiroshi Watanabe (former Japanese Vice-Minister of Finance), and Ronald McKinnon (Stanford University)

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Policy Seminar on Key Issues in U.S.-Asian Economic Relations

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Guest speaker: Hiroshi Watanabe, former Japanese Vice-Minister of Finance

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Meeting with John W. Snow, former U.S. Treasury Secretary

Friday, February 8, 2008
Dinner with former Treasury Secretary John Snow 
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Policy Seminar on Current Issues in Monetary and Financial Policy

Thursday, January 31, 2008
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Speakers: John Gunn (Dodge & Cox) on financial market resiliency, John Taylor (Hoover Institution) on money market developments, and Professor Volker Wieland (Goethe University of Frankfurt) on monetary and fiscal stimulus policies.

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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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