Jason E. Taylor                                                                               
Professor of Economics
323 Sloan Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Email: taylo2je [at] cmich [dot] edu
Phone: 989.774.2578

See my new book (University of Chicago Press, 2019) 

Deconstructing the Monolith

Listen to "Macro Musings" podcast (hosted by David Beckworth) in which I discuss the economics of the Great Depression and World War II.

Listen to my interview on NPR's Planet Money "The Birth of the Minimum Wage"

Brief Biography


Taylor is Jerry and Felicia Campbell Professor of Economics at Central Michigan University.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1998 and was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia between 1998 and 2003.  He has been at CMU since 2003.

Taylor is an authority on 20th century  economic history in the United States, particularly the Great Depression and World War II, and how these historical episodes relate to cartel, labor, and public choice theory. Journals in which his work has appeared include: The Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Economic History, Public Choice, Economica, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, Explorations in Economic History among others.  He has published editorials in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, USAToday, and the Detroit News, has appeared on NPR's "Planet Money" and "Morning Edition," and has testified the findings of his research before Congress.


He served as Editor-In-Chief of Essays in Economic & Business History between 2012 and 2018. 

Subpages (1): Research and CV