John H. Cochrane

John H. Cochrane is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Before joining Hoover, he was a professor of finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.


John H. Cochrane's Books

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Currencies, Capital, and Central Bank Balances

Edited by: John H. Cochrane, Kyle Palermo, John B. Taylor
ISBN: 978-0-8179-2234-4

Drawing on work debated and discussed at the Hoover Institution, expert contributors address big-picture debates affecting US and global monetary policy and apply cutting-edge economic research to the international monetary and financial system. With in-depth discussions covering the size of the Fed’s balance sheet, the role of government in restricting capital flows, and many other pressing policy questions, they examine relevant research developments and argue options for reform.

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The Structural Foundations of Monetary Policy

Edited by: Michael D. Bordo   Editors: John H. Cochrane, Amit Seru
ISBN: 978-0-8179-2134-7

A collection of discussions and presentations from the Hoover Institution’s annual monetary policy conference, this volume discusses long-run monetary issues facing the world economy, with an emphasis on deep, unresolved structural questions. The conference participants explore vital issues affecting the Federal Reserve, the United States’ central bank. They voice concern over the Fed’s independence, governance, and ability to withstand future shocks and analyze the Fed’s monetary policies and growing balance sheet in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

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Central Bank Governance and Oversight Reform

Editors: John H. Cochrane, John B. Taylor
ISBN: 978-0-8179-1924-5

Drawn from a 2015 Hoover Institution conference, this book features distinguished scholars and policy makers’ discussing key questions about the Federal Reserve. Going beyond the widely talked about decision of whether to raise interest rates, they focus on a deeper set of questions, including, among others,

How should the Fed make decisions? How should the Fed govern its internal decision-making processes? What is the trade-off between greater Fed power and less Fed independence? And how should Congress, from which the Fed ultimately receives its authority, oversee the Fed?

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