Alan M. Taylor is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis. He received his B.A. in 1987 from King’s College, Cambridge, U.K and earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1992. Taylor has been teaching international macroeconomics, growth, and economic history at UC Davis since 1999, where he directs the Center for the Evolution of the Global Economy. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and coauthor (with Maurice Obstfeld) of Capital Markets: Integration, Crisis and Growth (Cambridge University Press, 2004). Taylor was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 and was a visiting professor at the American University in Paris and London Business School in 2005–06. He lives in Davis, with his wife Claire, and has two young children, Olivia and Sebastian.