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Hoover Symposium: Examining Infrastructure Financing

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Everyone needs airports, roads and bridges, but how to invest in infrastructure and services with a decent rate of return is a challenge.

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CNBC Interviews With John Taylor, Jim Bullard, Loretta Mester And Robert Kaplan

interview with John B. Taylorvia Value Walk
Friday, May 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses productivity, jobs, and whether the interest rate is at the right level.

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Will Any Of The Proposed Fed Frameworks Improve Policy?

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Bond Buyer
Monday, May 6, 2019

Change is always difficult, and the Federal Reserve’s attempt to find a better monetary policy framework is no exception. Based on comments by Fed officials at the Hoover Institution conference on Friday, ahead of a confab at the Chicago Fed next month, it seems there may not be a perfect framework, making it difficult to move from the current inflation targeting system.

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Economist John Taylor: Interest Rates Should Go To Around Three Percent

interview with John B. Taylorvia Yahoo Finance
Monday, May 6, 2019

John Taylor discusses interest rates, Fed policy, and the outlook for the US. Taylor notes he likes the direction the Fed is taking towards a more rules based monetary policy.

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Fed's 2 Percent Inflation Target Is 'Fine,' John Taylor Says

interview with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses the state of monetary policy.

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Exploring Strategies For Monetary Policy

Monday, May 6, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Top economists and policy makers discussed the efficacy of different approaches to monetary policy at the Hoover Institution on May 3. More than 180 people attended the sixth annual Monetary Policy Conference – titled “Strategies for Monetary Policy: A Policy Conference” – in the David and Joan Traitel Building’s Hauck Auditorium. Hoover economist John Taylor organized the event, which included formal presentations, policy panels, and in-depth discussions by academic researchers, market participants, members of the media, and policy makers from the Federal Reserve.

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Charles Plosser: Fed Faces Skepticism Over Proposals To Improve Monetary Strategy

interview with Charles I. Plosservia Bloomberg
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Plosser discusses the need for the Fed to sync their strategy with communications, and whether the central bankers have the will or the way to implement the fresh strategies they outlined.

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Smith, MMT, And Science In Economics

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Many blog readers have asked for my opinions of "Modern Monetary Theory." I haven't written yet, because I try to read about things in some detail, ideally from original sources, before reviewing them, which I have not done. Life is short.

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Ex-Fed Gov. Kevin Warsh Says Fed Needs To Defend Independence, Expresses Support For Powell

interview with Kevin Warshvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the current state of monetary policy.

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Top Three Academic Institutions That Are Involved In Crypto

featuring Hoover Institution, Niall Fergusonvia Block Tribune
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cryptocurrency is fast becoming the industry its founders always envisioned it could be – a way to speed international payments, a vehicle for everyday transactions, and a transformative means of funding and fueling new businesses and innovative ideas.

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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.

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