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Yellen: The Economic Outlook and the Conduct of Monetary Policy

From Fed Chair Janet Yellen: The Economic Outlook and the Conduct of Monetary PolicyIn my remarks today, I will review the considerable progress the economy has made toward the attainment of the two objectives that the Congress has assigned to the Federal Reserve--maximum employment and price stability. Show More Summary

Fed Monetary Policy Is Impotent Against These Trends

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks to educators at the Federal Reserve Board Building January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yellen spoke about ways educators can teach about the role of the Federal Reserve. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images) Chris Wood of CLSA has a [...]

E.C.B., Facing Monetary Policy Complications Worldwide, Holds Firm

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The European Central Bank did not announce any major changes, but there is still plenty going on in the world of monetary policy.

Monetary Policy: Donald Trump and Janet Yellen Look to Be on a Collision Course

What people in the Trump orbit may view as a desirable boom could look to the Fed as overheating, and prompt interest rate increases.

The Goals of Monetary Policy and How We Pursue Them

Janet Yellen: The Goals of Monetary Policy and How We Pursue's fair to say, the economy is near maximum employment and inflation is moving toward our goal. The unemployment rate is less than 5 percent, roughly back to...

Trump and the Four Levers of Government Policy

As Don Rissmiller of Strategas Research Partners succinctly points out, “There are four types of government policy that can be used to steer the economy: 1) monetary policy, 2) fiscal policy, 3) regulatory policy, and 4) trade polic...

Ignore At Your Peril

Submitted by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist, They’re at it again. It isn’t enough that the Federal Reserve’s tighter monetary policies are hamstringing global economic growth, but over the past week a few different Fed officials floated the idea of reducing the size of the Fed’s balance sheet. Show More Summary

Not So Fast With Those Fed Hikes: Brainard Warns Costs Of Trump Stimulus Could Be "Significant"

Delivering her first speech on monetary policy since September, closely watched Fed governor Lael Brainard, considered to be one of Janet Yellen's most trusted peers, said monetary policy "could be affected for some time by uncertainty...Show More Summary

Mark Carney Made A Monetary Policy Mistake Reacting to Brexit Vote

By EconMatters We discuss the British Pound in this video, regarding the cross currents of England currently experiencing a hot economy, but facing a real threat of recession as Brexit ramifications start hitting the British economy....Show More Summary

The peculiar persistence of monetary policy denialism

(January 16, 2017 11:12 AM, by Scott Sumner) When I was in grad school in the late 1970s, there was increased interest in the "monetary ineffectiveness proposition", which posited that money was neutral and monetary policy did not impact real variables. There was virtually no interest (at Chicago)... (0 COMMENTS)

As Wall Street Tries To Trade On Trump's Tweets, Problems Emerge

Remember when investing was about reading financial reports, following news, anticipating cash flows, inferring the impact of monetary policy on risk prices, occasionally looking at charts (because while traders say past performance is not predictive, virtually everyone expects a chart to forecast precisely what will happen). Show More Summary

Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble urges ECB to start unwinding stimulus this year

The European Central Bank should start unwinding its ultra-loose monetary policy this year, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in an interview to be published on Friday, adding that it would not be easy....He said forecasts...Show More Summary

Recession, Stagnation, and Monetary Policy

(January 12, 2017 10:30 AM, by Amy Willis) What made the "Great Recession" great? How did its effects, and the policy responses prompted by it, differ from those seen with earlier recessions? This week's EconTalk episode, with Stanford economist and Chairman of the NBER's Business Cycle Dating... (0 COMMENTS)

Chinese economy accelerating, money trends still positive

Monetary trends and leading indicators suggest that Chinese economic growth will exceed consensus expectations in the first half of 2017, supporting the view here that monetary policy will tighten, relieving downward pressure on the renminbi.The OECD yesterday released November data on its country leading indicators. Show More Summary

Monetary Policy and Inequality

Monetary Policy and Inequality Pedro Amaral Cleveland Fed,01.10.17         This Commentary examines the link between monetary policy and income and wealth inequality by reviewing the theoretical channels that have been proposed and examining the empirical evidence on their importance. Show More Summary

Top Five Monetary Policy Issues To Watch In 2017

Submitted by Paul-Martin Foss via The Mises Institute, With a new year come new opportunities as well as new issues to take into consideration. Here are the five most important issues to keep an eye on in 2017. 1. Trump Presidency The...Show More Summary

The future of central bank independence

Over the past 30 years, most central banks across the advanced economies have been given the ability to conduct monetary policy independently from interference by fiscal and political authorities. The latest Centre for Macroeconomics...Show More Summary

Robert Hall on Recession, Stagnation, and Monetary Policy

Economist Robert Hall of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the current state of the U.S. economy and what we know and don't know about the recovery from the Great Recession. Much of the conversation focuses on the choices facing the Federal Reserve and the policy instruments the Fed has available. Show More Summary

Question #6 for 2017: Will the Fed raise rates in 2017, and if so, by how much?

Last week I posted some questions for 2017: Ten Economic Questions for 2017. I'll try to add some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question.6) Monetary Policy: The Fed raised rates this month, and now the question is how...Show More Summary

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