New Economic History Page at Bloomberg

John Taylor has started writing for a new opinion page at Bloomberg called “Echoes” that focuses on economic and monetary history.  He makes the case for the importance of economic history here:

You cannot really understand monetary economics or monetary policy without knowing economic history. No self-respecting monetary economist goes to work without knowing the ins and outs of historical periods like the Depression of the 1930s or great works on such periods, such as Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz’s Monetary History of the United States, Allan Meltzer’s History of the Federal Reserve, or Amity Shlaes recent popular book The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression building on the research of Harold Cole and Lee Ohanian.

Here’s John Taylor’s blog.

Author: Brandon Dupont

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