Managing Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives

I am the managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, based at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, which can be read for free on-line courtesy of the American Economic Association. I am the author of two books The Instant Economist: Everything You ... more

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Housing Markets: A European Perspective
European countries may be deceiving in the sense that a substantial share of this housing stock is in extremely poor quality, and the new owners don't have the resources to fix it up.
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EC Richard Thaler: The 2017 Nobel Prize In Economics
Thaler and a co-author have pushed for what they call the “Save More Tomorrow” (SMarT) plan, where after you sign up, the contribution you make to your retirement savings increases gradually each year.
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Wealth Patterns In The United States
Wealth adds up all of your assets--bank account, value of equity in home, retirement savings, and so on. A substantial portion of retirees have high wealth, but low income.
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Should The Federal Reserve Buy Corporate Bonds?
The current plan is that as bonds make payments and mature, these amounts will be reinvested into other bonds. Thus, the Bank of England portfolio of corporate bonds is planned to remain at about £10 billion -- at least for now.
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Health Insurance Coverage In The US
Even with the existence of Medicaid and Medicare, those with lower incomes remain less likely to have health insurance (including both public and private health insurance).
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Middle East Economic Challenges (As The Role Of Fossil Fuels Declines)
For oil-rich countries, oil tends to be a very large share of government revenues and of exports. In Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, more than 60% of the citizen workforce (excluding immigrant workers from other countries) work in the government sector.
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Stanford University
Masters
1982 / 1984
Economics
Haverford College
Bachelors
1978 / 1982
Economics & Political Science

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Principles of Economics: Economics and the Economy
Timothy Taylor
Textbook Media Inc.
03/09/2014

Introductory college textbook. Third edition published in 2014. 

The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works
Timothy Taylor
Penguin Books
01/01/2012

The Only Economics Book You Will Ever Need. Economics isn't just about numbers: it's about politics, psychology, history, and so much more. We are all economists - when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries. Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. The Instant Economist offers the knowledge and sophistication to understand the issues - so you can understand and discuss economics on a personal, national, and global level.