In May 2013, then Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted to Congress that the Fed would consider tapering its $70 billion monthly bond-buying program. The markets reacted swiftly and
Patrick Sullivan directed me to a very interesting essay by Ben Bernanke. As you’d expect, the article is well thought out and mostly accurate. But there is one issue on which I strongly disagree: Prior to the crisis, the Fed set short-term interest rates through open-market operations that varied the quantity of bank reserves in […]
Must-Read: Why are economists who work for Trump still received in polite society? John Taylor, Mike Boskin, Greg Mankiw, Glenn Hubbard, Ed Lazear, Ben Bernanke, Harvey Rosen, Marty Feldstein, Alan Greenspan, George Shultz: this mess is on your side of the fence--you clean it up. Please. Kevin Drum: _[Trump OMB...
Ben Bernanke: Why Dodd-Frank’s orderly liquidation authority should be preserved: The collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers in September 2008 was perhaps the defining event of the financial crisis. Lehman’s bankruptcy, followed by the near-collapse (save for government intervention)...
“It’s tradition. Long-term tradition.” July 2011. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), since retired, had just asked Fed chair Ben Bernanke why central banks own gold. The post One Sign Germany’s Preparing for Euro’s Collapse? was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. He's young, he's Republican, and he was seen a key steward of the Federal Reserve's financial crisis, Chairman Ben Bernanke's right-handShow More Summary
He’s young, he’s Republican and he was seen a key steward of the Federal Reserve’s financial crisis, Chairman Ben Bernanke’s right-hand man. It’s only natural that the name of Kevin Warsh, ex-Fed governor and now a fellow at the Hoover...Show More Summary
Submitted by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, QE and ZIRP were monetary experiments, though that is not how they were presented. In public, QE in particular was given a subtext of certainty, that Ben Bernanke’s Fed (or Mario Draghi’s ECB) knew exactly what it took to get the job done and furthermore would get right at it. Show More Summary
With former Fed chair Ben Bernanke becoming the latest academic to opine on the potential unwind of the Fed's balance sheet last week (naturally, he was against it realizing the potentially dire implications such a move could have on...Show More Summary
One of the more controversial topics to emerge over the past three weeks has been the "trial balloon" by various Fed presidents, most notably Bullard and Harker, suggesting that the time to start unwinding the Fed's balance sheet is almost here. Show More Summary
(January 23, 2017 09:25 AM, by Scott Sumner) Commenter Bill directed me to an interesting Ben Bernanke post: As a general matter, Fed policymakers view economic or policy developments through the prism of their economic forecast. Developments that push the forecasted path of the economy away from the... (0 COMMENTS)
Paul Krugman: Ben Bernanke has a longish post about fiscal policy in the Caligula Trump era. It’s not the most entertaining read; perhaps because of the political fraughtness of the moment, Bernanke has reverted a bit to Fedspeak. But there’s...
Yesterday Ben Bernanke offered a thoughtful discussion of fiscal policy that opens with: Markets have responded strongly to Donald Trump’s election victory, pushing up equities, longer-term interest rates, and the dollar. While manyShow More Summary
Ben Bernanke: The Fed and fiscal policy: Markets have responded strongly to Donald Trump’s election victory, pushing up equities, longer-term interest rates, and the dollar. While many factors influence asset prices, expectations of a much more expansionary fiscal policy under...
The Mooch is going out strong.
Submitted by David Gordon via The Mises Institute, Mervyn King is the British Ben Bernanke. An eminent academic economist, who now teaches both at New York University and the London School of Economics, King was from 2003 to 2013 Governor of the Bank of England. Show More Summary
Yesterday I talked about how an OPEC cut in oil production would/should accelerate the Fed's plan for interest rate hikes next year. Interestingly, the former Fed Chair himself, Ben Bernanke, wrote a post today on the Internet talking about the Fed's rate path and its quarterly projections (which we looked at [...]
Almost exactly ten years after the last housing bubble burst, unleashing a dramatic crash in US real estate prices - something Ben Bernanke had said in the mid-2000's would be unprecedented - today Case Shiller reported that as of September, its Index covering all nine U.S. Show More Summary
We are in our century’s equivalent of the 1930s, the years that saw the rise of populism and nationalism, and the destabilization of Europe. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis that has been described by Ben Bernanke as worse than the Great Depression of 1929, a wave of populism is again sweeping through Europe, the Middle East and America. Show More Summary
Ben Bernanke thinks Sebastian Mallaby’s biography of Alan Greenspan The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan is “highly...