Speaker's Biography:

John Taylor
Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University; George P. Schultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution

John Taylor is the George P. Shultz senior fellow in economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond professor of economics at Stanford University. An award-winning teacher and researcher, he specializes in macroeconomics, international economics and monetary policy. The creator of the "Taylor rule" on monetary policy, he has served as a senior economist and a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and as undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs. His book "Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged and Worsened the Financial Crisis" was one of the first on the topic, and he followed up with two books on preventing future crises, co-editing "The Road Ahead for the Fed" and "Ending Government Bailouts as We Know Them." Before joining the Stanford faculty, Taylor was a professor of economics at Princeton University and Columbia University. He received a B.S. from Princeton and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford.

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