Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

John Taylor

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


John B. Taylor is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution. He served as Under Secretary of the Treasury from 2001 to 2005, where he led the Treasury's international division and was responsible for currency markets, trade in financial services, international debt, and oversight of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. His earlier stints in Washington included serving as senior economist (1976-77) and member (1989-91) of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He is a frequent adviser to central banks and an award-wining teacher, researcher, and author. His book "Global Financial Warriors" chronicles his years at Treasury, and his book "Getting Off Track" was one of the first on the financial crisis. He has since written or coedited a dozen more books on restoring economic growth and preventing future crises, including "First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America's Prosperity," for which he won the Hayek Prize.

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