MPS SPEAKER

John B. Taylor

Stanford University

John B. Taylor is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, where he formally served as Director.  He is widely recognized for his path-breaking research in macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics. He currently is a member of the Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance created by the G20. He served as senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and as a member of the Council. From 2001 to 2005, he served as undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs. He received the Truman Medal for Economic Policy for extraordinary contribution to the formation and conduct of economic policy, the Bradley Prize for his economic research and policy achievements, the Adam Smith Award from the National Association for Business Economics, the Alexander Hamilton Award and the Treasury Distinguished Service Award for his policy contributions at the US Treasury, and the Medal of the Republic of Uruguay for his work in resolving the 2002 financial crisis. Taylor was awarded the Stanford University-wide Hoagland Prize and the Rhodes Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching and the Stanford Economics Department Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. He received the 2016 Adam Smith Award from the Association of Private Enterprise Education. Taylor received a BA in economics summa cum laude from Princeton and a PhD in economics from Stanford. He won the 2012 Hayek Prize for his book, First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity.