Category: Monetary Policy

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Monetary Policy

On the dangers of QT

How intertwined have fiscal and monetary policies become in the U.S.? Is the system better placed today to sustain a shrinkage of the Fed’s balance sheet?

Monetary Policy

How to influence consumers’ inflation expectations

…while in a high inflation environment.  Some evidence from Germany.

Monetary Policy

Is the Fed fueling inflation?

Two new research papers on how disagreements between the Fed and the market influence interest rate decisions; and on the equivalence between balance sheet reductions and interest rate increases.

Monetary Policy

A granular look at historical inflation

New research on how to properly compare present inflation to past inflationary episodes; what are the lessons to be learned.

Monetary Policy

Inflation targeting: what do economists think?

A look at the theoretical foundation of inflation targeting. The results of a survey of leading researchers and economists from around the world.

Monetary Policy

Does the public trust central banks?

How do knowledge and attitudes affect the public's trust in central banks. Which central banks are considered trustworthy.

Monetary Policy

The Fed’s balance sheet runoff and the demand for reserves

New research examines the relation between reserve demand and the effective federal funds rate -interest on reserves spread.

Monetary Policy

The Fed critics

Will the Fed’s current policy lead to stagflation or its critics are looking at the wrong model?

Monetary Policy

In defense of average inflation targeting!

Two new working papers argue that average inflation targeting improves central bank credibility and  employment of populations with lower labor force attachment.

Monetary Policy

Asymmetric shocks and monetary policy

What is the optimal monetary policy in the presence of asymmetric shocks in a closed as well as in an open economy?

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