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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."

Analysis and Commentary

Davenport: Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About The National Debt?

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

In a presidential campaign, it’s amazing that no one is talking about the national debt. Well, actually someone is: the Congressional Budget Office issued a report this summer and we should be shocked.


Settlement Skulduggery

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Andy Koenig had a WSJ oped on a subject getting far too little attention. When the government goes after big companies such as banks, and obtains huge out of court settlements, just where does the money go?

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Policies For Economic Growth

with John H. Cochranevia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses the “new normal” of 2 percent annual growth in GDP, which doesn’t sound far off from the 3.5 percent growth that characterized the US economy from 1950 to 2000.


CBO’s New Way To Evaluate Fiscal Consolidation Plans

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

In its recently released budget outlook, the Congressional Budget Office projects that this year’s federal deficit will increase by 35% from last year to $590 billion, and that the debt will rise from $14 trillion to $23 trillion by 2026, or from 77% to 86% of GDP. Clearly it’s time for a fiscal consolidation plan.

In the News

Bankruptcy for Banks: A Sound Concept That Needs Fine-Tuning

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The New York Times
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The House of Representatives is pushing to enact a bankruptcy act for banks. It has passed a bankruptcy-for-banks bill, sent it to the Senate, and now embedded it in its appropriations bill, meaning that if Congress is to pass an appropriations bill this year, it may also have to enact the bankruptcy-for-banks bill.


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