Post Profile






Inflation Above Target For Five Straight Years and Counting

Ben Bernanke first set an official inflation target in January 2012, aiming at 2%. Since then the Fed has claimed that it would begin to normalize interest rates when the target was reached and unemployment fell below 5%. The latter goal has long been met, but what about the inflation target? The post Inflation Above Target For Five Straight Years and Counting was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner.
read more

share

Related Posts


Ben Bernanke: Are You Kidding About How Long It Will Take Employment Numbers To Get Back To Normal?

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game

In testimony today before the Senate Budget Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, said that it will take 4-5 years to get back to normal unemployment. Bernanke defended QE2, and said that Congress needs to reduce the fed...

When it Comes to the Fed and Jobs, Robert Samuelson Is Worried About Inflation and Martians

Business & Finance / Economics : Beat the Press

Last week the Fed announced that it would continue to maintain its zero interest rate policy until the unemployment rate fell below 6.5 percent. While the Fed has always targeted low unemployment in addition to low inflation as part...

Does a Higher Inflation Target Beat Negative Interest Rates?:

Business & Finance / Economics : Economist's View

The beginning of a relatively long discussion by Ben Bernanke: Modifying the Fed’s policy framework: Does a higher inflation target beat negative interest rates?: Nominal interest rates are very low, and in a world of excess global ...

Is the Fed Still Considering an Interest Rate Hike in November?

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog

The FOMC is scheduled to commence its two-day meeting on November 1-2, 2016, and it seems like Fed officials are still unsure about its interest rate policy. Some Fed officials have a strong stance that rates should be raised in Nov...

Did Ben Bernanke Just Say That the Depression-Era Fed Made a Mistake by Allowing Inflation to Get Above 2% During the Great Depression?

Business & Finance / Economics : Grasping Reality with Both Hands

It would be so easy for Ben Bernanke to say: "We have a 2%/year inflation target, and also strive for maximum feasible employment and purchasing power by attempting to keep the unemployment rate close to what we believe to be its na...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC