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June 28, 2010

Stanford economist John Taylor wins $250K prize for outstanding achievement

John Taylor, professor of economics at Stanford and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, has received one of the four Bradley Prizes awarded this year by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

The prize, which is given to prominent scholars and engaged citizens for outstanding achievement, comes with a $250,000 stipend.

Taylor, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, was recognized during a recent awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

This year's other Bradley Prize winners are Michael Barone, senior policy analyst for the Washington Examiner; Paul Gigot, editorial page editor for the Wall Street Journal; and Bradley Smith, a law professor at Capital University.

Taylor outlined the recent financial meltdown in Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged and Worsened the Financial Crisis.



Adam Gorlick, Stanford News Service: (650) 725-0224,

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