Author Archives: John Taylor

Economic Policy and Foreign Policy Go Together

I gave the Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Lecture on “National Security and Fiscal Policy” at the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) in New York last week. Henry Fernandez gave a kind introduction and Tom Michaud moderated with great points. And thanks … Continue reading

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The Importance of Economic Policy in the 2020 Election

The following article by John Cogan and me responds to commentary on our Wall Street Journal article and emphasizes the importance of economic policy. The Importance of Economic Policy in the 2020 Election John F. Cogan and John B. Taylor … Continue reading

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Economics 1 Again, But So Different

We just finished the second week of Economics 1, Stanford’s introductory economics course, and the namesake of this blog and my twitter account.   So far it has been fun, and for the same reasons that I mentioned years ago when … Continue reading

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Bridge Both the In-Person and the On-Line Educational Divides

In a new Policy Brief just released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research,  Jack Mallery and I show that In-person and online learning go together Yes, America must prioritize in-person K-12 elementary and secondary schools as soon as … Continue reading

Posted in Budget & Debt, Fiscal Policy and Reforms, Teaching Economics

Keep Those Remittance Flows Going

The importance of remittance flows to low and middle income countries is the subject of an important recent tweet from William Easterly @bill_easterly. His tweet includes this amazing chart: What is most striking about the chart is the sharp increase … Continue reading

Posted in Fiscal Policy and Reforms, International Economics

All Fireworks Shows Cancelled in Bay Area

Yes. That’s the San Francisco Chronicle digital headline, and it’s true all over the United States of America, with some exceptions like Mount Rushmore last night and DC tonight.  Back in 2010, I started writing on each July 4th about … Continue reading

Posted in Budget & Debt, Fiscal Policy and Reforms

Happy Birthday and a Terrific New Book by Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell has a new book. It is terrific and timely. It is called Charter Schools and Their Enemies, officially published today, June 30, 2020, which happens to be his 90th birthday. Happy Birthday, Tom, and thank you writing such … Continue reading

Posted in Regulatory Policy, Teaching Economics

More Important Than Ever — Principles of Economics — Online

This summer we will again be offering Stanford’s Principles of Economics course online.  The course is more important than ever. We will offer a for-credit online Principles of Economics course for matriculated Stanford students, students from other colleges and universities, … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Economics

Macroeconomic Modelling of Pandemics at Warp Speed

A pressing research issue with deep policy relevance concerns how econometric models should be adapted, changed, or modified in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  A new Webinar series–Macroeconomic Modelling and Pandemics–has been created to examine this issue, to exchange views … Continue reading

Posted in Fiscal Policy and Reforms, International Economics, Monetary Policy

A Conference That Would Have Been and Still Will Be

Two months ago, on March 14, 2020, we cancelled our annual Hoover monetary policy conference at Stanford on “Central Bank Strategy Reviews and Their Global Impact” then scheduled for May 1, 2020. The reason was that Stanford declared that “university … Continue reading

Posted in Monetary Policy