Alan M. Taylor

Alan Taylor Portrait

Position Title
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

1 Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616


  • Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 1992.
  • B.A. (Honors), Mathematical Tripos, King's College, Cambridge, U.K., 1987


Alan M. Taylor has expertise in finance, macroeconomics, international economics and economic history. In addition to his UC Davis faculty appointments, he is a Research Associate with National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA; a Research Fellow with the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London; and a Co-Editor of the Journal of International Economics.

Research Focus

Professor Taylor conducts research in finance, macroeconomics, international economics, and economic history.


  • Jordà, Ò., M. Schularick, and A. M. Taylor. "Sovereigns Versus Banks: Credit, Crises, and Consequences." Journal of the European Economic Association (forthcoming).
  • Estevadeordal, A., and A. M. Taylor. "Is the Washington Consensus Dead? Growth, Openness, and the Great Liberalization, 1970s–2000s." Review of Economics and Statistics 95 (December 2013): 1669–90.
  • Jordà, Ò., M. Schularick, and A. M. Taylor. "When Credit Bites Back: Leverage, Business Cycles, and Crises." Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking 45 (December 2013): 3–28.
  • O'Rourke, K. H., and A. M. Taylor. "Cross of Euros." Journal of Economic Perspectives 27 (Summer 2013): 167–92.
  • Schularick, M., and A. M. Taylor. "Credit Booms Gone Bust: Monetary Policy, Leverage Cycles, and Financial Crises, 1870–2008." American Economic Review 102 (April 2012): 1029–61.


Alan M. Taylor taught ECN 235A Macroeconomics; ECN 160B International Macroeconomics; and MGT 202 Business Government and the international Economy.


  • Houblon-Norman/George Fellow, Bank of England, 2009–10
  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2004
  • Chancellor’s Fellow, University of California, Davis, 2001–06
  • Resident Scholar, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Study and Conference Center, 2001
  • National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1997-98