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Statement On Policy Rules Legislation

mentioning George P. Shultz, Michael D. Bordo, Michael J. Boskin, Charles Calomiris, John F. Cogan, Allan H. Meltzer, Lee Ohanian, John B. Taylorvia Stanford
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

We support the legislation entitled Requirements for Policy Rules of the Federal Open Market Committee, Section 2 of the Fed Oversight Reform and Modernization Act (H.R. 3189) which passed the House of Representatives on November 19, 2015. This important reform would lead to more predictable rules-based monetary policy. It is based on evidence and experience that monetary policy works best when it follows a clear, predictable rule or strategy. A rule reduces uncertainty by giving the public information about future policy actions. 

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John Taylor: Hope For A More Transparent Fed

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses market turbulence, monetary policy, and the strength of the dollar.

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.
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Fed Chair Yellen To Testify On Hill Amid Growing Doubts Over Interest Rate Hikes

quoting Kevin Warshvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will appear before Congress on Wednesday for the first time since raising interest rates, and investors will be scrutinizing her remarks for signs of whether the central bank will continue pulling back its support for the nation’s economic recovery.

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History Shows Economic Development Incentives Have Positive Effect

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Syracuse.com
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

In light of recent public discussions surrounding economic development in Central New York, I offer the following historical perspective. Much of the recent discussion demonstrates, in the words of historian Niall Ferguson a "history deficit." (Kissinger: Volume 1: The Idealist, 1923-1968," by Niall Ferguson (2015)

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Ed Lazear On The Larry Kudlow Show (40:40)

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Larry Kudlow Show
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the jobs report including wage growth with Larry Kudlow.

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Toxic Words

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes. One of these words is "entitlement." To hear some politicians tell it, we are all entitled to all sorts of things, ranging from "affordable housing" to "a living wage."

Analysis and Commentary

Low Energy Prices And Recession? Analysts Ignore The Supply-Side Elephant In The Corner

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Monday, February 8, 2016

Gloom and doom is wreaking havoc in financial and commodity markets as oil prices probe new lows. Headlines proclaim that domestic energy producers face bankruptcy, layoffs, and can’t pay back toxic loans. Meanwhile, energy-producing countries must contend with deteriorating public finances and recession.

Analysis and Commentary

Larry Summers's Perspective And Mine

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 8, 2016

I'm presently working my way through, and enjoying, Robert J. Gordon's magnum opus, The Rise and Fall of American Growth. I'm reviewing it for Regulation and already, just 30 pages in, I'm seeing some problems.

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Hoover Institution's Working Group On Economic Policy Details Proposed Bankruptcy Reform That Could End "Too Big To Fail"

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Bradley Foundation
Monday, February 8, 2016

In 2012, building off work first published in 2010, the Resolution Project of the Hoover Institution's Working Group on Economic Policy proposed that a new Chapter 14 be added to the Bankruptcy Code, exclusively designed to deal with the reorganization or liquidation of the nation's large financial institutions.

Analysis and Commentary

Adam Ozimek On The Power Of Econometrics And Data

interview with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 8, 2016

Adam Ozimek of Moody's Analytics and blogger at Forbes talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about why economists change their minds or don't. Ozimek argues that economists make erratic but steady progress using econometrics and other forms of evidence to understand the impact of public policies such as the minimum wage or government stimulus. 

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