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.

 
76 Theses on American patriotism

76 Theses on American Patriotism

It might be time for a reminder on what makes a patriot. 

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Venture Capital: Size and Focus

Venture Capital: Size and Focus

Venture capital (VC) is a form of private equity used to support startups and other businesses that can generate substantial rapid growth. 

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Grade Inflation and College Completion

Grade Inflation and College Completion

The rate at which students completed college was rising from 1990 to 2010.

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Pandemic Macro: Stimulus vs. Insurance

Pandemic Macro: Stimulus vs. Insurance

The pandemic recession from March to April 2020 and its aftermath–up to and including the current surge of inflation and the risk of another recession as the Fed raises interest rates to choke off inflation–seems to require a different set of lessons than basic textbook models.

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Brexit: Some Early Evidence and Ironies

Brexit: Some Early Evidence and Ironies

The UK referendum on Brexit passed back in 2016 (here were my reflections at the time).

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