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In a Trade War, No One Wins

by Douglas A. Irwinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

What will help American workers? Free trade and better incentives—not protectionism. 

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Debt? What Debt?

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The national debt is rising steeply. Somehow, voters manage not to notice. 

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America the Fixer-Upper

by George P. Shultz, John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

If we got entitlement programs under control, we could pay for the infrastructure we desperately need. 

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Only a Clean Sweep Will Do

by John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Americans live in a hoarder’s house cluttered with regulations, tax schemes, and other growth-killing junk. A mere tidying up? It’s far too late for that. 

Federal Reserve

It's About Time Fed Moves Rates Higher: John Taylor

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor shares his thoughts on why it's important for the Fed to raise rates now.

Analysis and Commentary

NY State Cyber Regulation For Banks: A Model?

by Marcel Bucsescu, Matthew Waxmanvia Lawfare
Monday, September 19, 2016

On September 13, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a set of proposed cybersecurity regulations for financial services companies that fall under the jurisdiction of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS): Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies. 

Analysis and Commentary

What Were The Most Important Lessons Learned From The Financial Crisis?

by Russell Robertsvia Quora
Friday, September 16, 2016

I learned way too much. Like many economists, I hadn’t paid enough attention to the financial sector and how it can affect the rest of the economy.


Kevin Warsh On Opinion Journal: How To Fix The Fed

interview with Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh explains why it's time to overhaul America's central bank. 


Hoover's Robert Barro: 'Too Much Attention Paid to Central Banks' Daily Actions'

interview with Robert J. Barrovia TheStreet
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Robert Barro discusses central banks and his belief that global markets pay too much attention to the daily movements of these organizations. He also believes that the Fed and the Bank of England should have "moved in the opposite direction" and he feels that they should have short term nominal interest rates at about a 2% to 3% range.

Twentieth anniversary of a rule that transformed monetary policy
In the News

Introducing The Atlanta Fed's Taylor Rule Utility

featuring John B. Taylorvia Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Simplicity isn't always a virtue, but when it comes to complex decision-making processes—for example, a central bank setting a policy rate—having simple benchmarks is often helpful. As students and observers of monetary policy well know, the common currency in the central banking world is the so-called "Taylor rule."


Economic Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple