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.

 
Who Has Been Holding the Rising Federal Debt: Some Snapshots

Who Has Been Holding the Rising Federal Debt: Some Snapshots

US federal debt (that is, the accumulation of annual budget deficits) has been rising sharply.

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Three Theories of the “Great Resignation”

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The “Great Resignation” refers to a rise in the rate at which people were quitting their jobs starting in late 2021.

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Net Present Value Solves a Landlord-Tenant Bargaining Problem, 400 Years Ago

Net Present Value Solves a Landlord-Tenant Bargaining Problem, 400 Years Ago

Back in 1628, Ambrose Acroyd published a book called Tables of Leases and Interest.

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Why Jobs and Income Don’t Reduce Violent Crime

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Evidence supports the belief that if people had better access to jobs and income, they would be less likely to commit crimes. But there is a caveat.

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International Comparisons with a PPP Metric

International Comparisons with a PPP Metric

If you are someone from a high-income country, or even just a high-income city, and you travel to other places, you are familiar with finding that, at least sometimes, many items are considerably cheaper in the low-income country: food and meals, entertainment and even health care.

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