William B. English A Federal Program Is Supposed to Keep Midsize Businesses Afloat. Why Isn’t It Reaching Them? William B. English July 28, 2020 Yale SOM’s William English explains how the Main Street Lending Program fits into the array of federal stimulus efforts and offers proposals for making it work better. Should We Worry about the Trillion-Dollar Deficit? William B. English February 07, 2020 We asked William English, a professor in the practice of finance and a former economist at the Federal Reserve, how the deficit and the ballooning national debt affect the economy and the ability of Congress and the Fed to fight future recessions. Three Questions: Prof. William B. English on Markets and the Fed William B. English January 05, 2019 We asked William B. English, a Yale faculty member and former Fed official, about how the Fed should respond to recent ups and downs in the stock market. Are We Asking Too Much of Central Banks? William B. English, Paul Tucker November 21, 2018 Paul Tucker, a former deputy governor of the Bank of England, says that giving central bankers too much power can lead to dangerous unintended consequences. Three Questions: Prof. William B. English on the Debut of the New Fed Chair William B. English April 12, 2018 We asked Prof. William B. English, who spent more than two decades as an economist at the Fed, to interpret new Fed chair Jerome Powell's first Open Market Committee meeting.