Stanford’s John B. Taylor named to international finance committee

Economist JOHN B. TAYLOR was recently named to the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance.

The group was established in April 2017 by the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, representing 20 of the world’s major economies, and includes 16 of the world’s top economists and financial leaders.

John B. Taylor
John B. Taylor

They will examine matters related to global financial governance, notably the activities of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and offer recommendations for reform to help promote economic stability and sustainable growth.

Taylor is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford. He is also the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

He has served as under secretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury (2001-2005), where he was responsible for U.S. oversight of the IMF, World Bank and other international financial institutions; on the advisory panel of the Congressional Budget Office (1983, 1995-2001); and on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (1976-1977, 1989-1991), among other senior government positions.

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