L. Jacobo Rodríguez is a former financial services analyst at the Cato Institute. His research interests included banking regulation and deposit insurance reform, international financial crises, the effectiveness of International Monetary Fund and World Bank lending, and public pension privatization. From January 1996 until August 2001, Rodríguez was the assistant director of Cato’s Project on Global Economic Liberty. He is also an associate of the International Center for Pension Reform in Santiago, Chile. He has testified on pension reform before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. His articles have appeared in newspapers in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Japan in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal Europe, Investor’s Business Daily, Foreign Policy, and the Journal of Commerce. He also has been interviewed on Voice of America, BBC Radio, CNN International, CNN in Spanish, Univision, Telemundo, ECO TV and CBS Telenoticias. Rodríguez is the book review editor of the Cato Journal. He holds degrees in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and from the Johns Hopkins University.
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In this issue of the Cato Journal, economists Geoffrey Black, D. Allen Dalton, Samia Islam, and Aaron Batteen offer one prominent example of allowing the market to work. Also in this issue, economists Jason E. Taylor and Jerry L. Taylor reexamine the relationship between marginal tax rates and U.S. growth, and Robert Krol looks at bias in CBO and OMB economic forecasts.
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The 2008-2009 financial crisis and Great Recession have vastly increased the power and scope of the Federal Reserve, and radically changed the financial landscape. This new ebook examines those changes and considers how the links between money, markets, and government may evolve in the future.