Lance Taylor

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Macroeconomic stabilization and adjustment in developing and transition economies; reconstruction of macroeconomic theory.

Lance Taylor received a B.S. degree with honors in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1962 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1968. He has been a professor in the economics departments of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among other research institutions. He is currently the Arnhold Professor of International Cooperation at the New School for Social Research. He has published widely in the areas of macroeconomics, development economics, and economic theory. His most recent book is Maynard’s Revenge: The Collapse of Free Market Economics.

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Summary of the Book Macroeconomic Inequality From Reagan to Trump

Article | Sep 3, 2020

Wage Repression, Asset Price Inflation, and Structural Change Caused Rising Macroeconomic Inequality for Fifty Years from before Reagan through Trump.This is a summary of a new book that is being published as part of a new book series with Cambridge University Press.

Second Round: Final Reply to Smithers

Article | Aug 31, 2020

Lance Taylor provides a second and final response to Andrew Smithers’ criticism of his working paper on the role of the “Global Savings Glut”

Reply to Andrew Smithers

Article | Aug 24, 2020

Lance Taylor responds to Andrew Smithers’s comment on his INET working paper, “Germany and China Have Savings Gluts, the USA Is a Sump: So What?”

“Savings Glut” Fables and International Trade Theory: An Autopsy

Article | Aug 11, 2020

A “global saving glut” was invented by Ben Bernanke in 2005 as a label for positive net lending (imports exceeding exports) to the American economy by the rest of the world. However, there is a more plausible explanation for the persistent trade imbalance between the US and its major trading partners.

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Do Economists Understand the Economy?

Video | Dec 1, 2015

Lance Taylor explains how missing the big picture is too common in the field.

Why Carried Interest is Suddenly the Inequality Flashpoint

Article | Sep 11, 2015

A little-understood rule in the tax code is making headlines. What’s all the fuss?