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.

 
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A particular challenge for police is that they often end up as the first responders to all sorts of emergency calls, not just those related to an obvious crime.

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War in Ukraine and the Global Economy

War in Ukraine and the Global Economy

The most recent OECD Economic Outlook report (June 2022) leads off with a discussion of how Russia’s attack on Ukraine is affecting the global economy.

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Interview with Tyler Cowen: Co-authorship, Causality, and More

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David A. Price serves as interlocutor for an interview: “Tyler Cowen: On credentialism, the new math of causation, and the lasting economic influence of youthful experiences” (Econ Focus: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Second Quarter 2022).

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Africa: Tackling Some Big Economic Questions

Africa: Tackling Some Big Economic Questions

Economic development typically involves a group of transitions, like the shift from agriculture to manufacturing to services.

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