Timothy Taylor Global Economy Expert

Timothy Taylor is an American economist. He is managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a quarterly academic journal produced at Macalester College and published by the American Economic Association. Taylor received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College and a master's degree in economics from Stanford University. At Stanford, he was winner of the award for excellent teaching in a large class (more than 30 students) given by the Associated Students of Stanford University. At Minnesota, he was named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Department of Economics and voted Teacher of the Year by the master's degree students at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Taylor has been a guest speaker for groups of teachers of high school economics, visiting diplomats from eastern Europe, talk-radio shows, and community groups. From 1989 to 1997, Professor Taylor wrote an economics opinion column for the San Jose Mercury-News. He has published multiple lectures on economics through The Teaching Company. With Rudolph Penner and Isabel Sawhill, he is co-author of Updating America's Social Contract (2000), whose first chapter provided an early radical centrist perspective, "An Agenda for the Radical Middle". Taylor is also the author of The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works, published by the Penguin Group in 2012. The fourth edition of Taylor's Principles of Economics textbook was published by Textbook Media in 2017.

 
Dispose of Masks Properly, Or Else

Dispose of Masks Properly, Or Else

It was pretty much inevitable that when a few billion disposable masks were distributed around the world in response to the pandemic, they would become a garbage problem, too. 

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Evolving Patterns of Innovation Across States and Industries

Evolving Patterns of Innovation Across States and Industries

Patents are an imperfect measure of innovation, but they can nonetheless convey the underlying story. 

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Policy for the Next Pandemics

Policy for the Next Pandemics

After a year of pandemic, one of the last topics I want to think seriously about is a future of pandemics.

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Nature as Part of the Stock of Humanity's Wealth

Nature as Part of the Stock of Humanity's Wealth

I despair of writing an article that captures a sense of The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review (February 2021). 

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The Spread in Labor Costs Across the European Union

The Spread in Labor Costs Across the European Union

In a common market, labor costs will look fairly similar across areas.

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