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Center to Present Lecture on Restoring America's Prosperity

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Posted: Wednesday Mar 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

Saint Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought will present Dr. John B. Taylor of Stanford University in its McKenna Economic Education Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday March 20, in the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. His talk is entitled “First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity.” Admission is free and open to the public.

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 and former director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, where he is a senior fellow.

Taylor served as senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors from 1976 to 1977 and as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors from 1989 to 1991. He was also a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisors from 1995 to 2001.

Taylor served on the California Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors from 1996-98 and 2005-10. As Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs (2001-2005), he was responsible for currency markets, trade in financial services, foreign investment, international debt and development and oversight of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He was also responsible for coordinating financial policy with the G-7 countries, chaired the OECD working party on international macroeconomics and was a Member of the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

His book Global Financial Warriors: The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World chronicles his years as head of the international division at Treasury. His latest book is First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity, winner of the 2012 Hayek Prize. Taylor received a bachelor of arts degree in economics summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1973.

The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.

The Center’s programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, the Government and Political Education Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life, Culture and Policy Conferences, and Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, the Center supports research and educational activities through its staff and it produces numerous publications.

The Center is a part of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government.

For more information, contact the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College by contacting Mary Beth McConahey, program manager, marybeth.mcconahey@email.stvincent.edu.

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