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.

 
Carbon Pricing and Coverage Around the World

Carbon Pricing and Coverage Around the World

The global movement toward carbon pricing is partial and halting, but real. 

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Global Overpopulation Circa 200 AD

Global Overpopulation Circa 200 AD

Global population is now 7.96 billion.

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Can the US Continue to be an Outlier in Long Term Care?

Can the US Continue to be an Outlier in Long Term Care?

As the population ages, it seems plausible that more people will rely on long-term care.

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Learning Loss During the Pandemic

Learning Loss During the Pandemic

A few months ago, I ran across a comment from a K-12 educator talking about students who had fallen behind during the pandemic.

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Alfred Marshall: Not Competition, But Deliberateness and Freedom

Alfred Marshall: Not Competition, But Deliberateness and Freedom

A common complaint against economists is that their theories place an emphasis on competition, when instead they should encourage cooperation and altruism.

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