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Asian Investment Conference 2022

John B Taylor

Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

John B Taylor

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 is Director of the Stanford Introductory Economics Center. He formerly served as Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, where he is now a Senior Fellow.

Prof. Taylor’s areas of expertise are macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics. He is known for his research on the foundations of modern monetary economics and policy, which has been applied by central banks and financial market analysts globally.

From 2001 to 2005, Prof. Taylor served as Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs where he was responsible for currency markets, trade in financial services, foreign investment, international debt and development, and the oversight of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. His book Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis was one of the first on the 2008 Financial Crisis. He has since written or co-edited over a dozen books on restoring economic growth and preventing future crises, including First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity for which he won the 2012 Hayek Prize.

Prof. Taylor has received many accolades for distinguished leadership and public service, including the 2016 Adam Smith Award from the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the 2015 Truman Medal for Economic Policy for extraordinary contribution to the formation and conduct of economic policy. In 2010, he received the Bradley Prize from the Bradley Foundation and the Adam Smith Award from the National Association for Business Economics for his work as a researcher, public servant, and teacher.

Prof. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics summa cum laude from Princeton University and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Stanford University.