The State of the West

These remarks given by Richard W. Fisher at the recent “State of the West” Symposium at Stanford University take a look at the economic situation of the Western United States, specifically addressing the downturn in economic viability currently taking place in the U.S. state of California. By comparing some of the policies carried out in the state of Texas that have resulted in relatively high levels of success, Mr. Fisher outlines some possible policy alternatives that could help bring about higher growth in the California business landscape.

Mr. Richard W. Fisher is the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a former AICGS Trustee.

“The State of the West”, remarks given by Richard W. Fisher, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, at the State of the West Symposium at Stanford University.

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