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Weekend Reading: Noah Smith: Reviewing Ben Bernanke's "The Courage to Act"

Noah Smith: [Ben Bernanke’s "The Courage to Act"](http://www.cfr.org/content/newsletter/files/Smith-2016-International_Finance.pdf): "Autobiography... history... commentary on the economics profession and modern macroeconomics... >...political tract... Show More Summary

Ending "Too Big to Fail": What's the Right Approach?

Ben Bernanke: Ending "too big to fail": What's the right approach?: In a recent speech at the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, Neel Kashkari, the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, argued that we need new...

Fiscal Policy to the Rescue?

When appearing before their political masters, central bankers, invariably, urge them to adopt an expansionary fiscal policy. Ben Bernanke and now his successor, Janet Yellen, have pleaded with Congress to adopt a more stimulative fiscal policy...

Ben Bernanke and Democratic Helicopter Money

Simon Wren-Lewis: Ben Bernanke and Democratic Helicopter Money: “The fact that no responsible government would ever literally drop money from the sky should not prevent us from exploring the logic of Friedman’s thought experiment, which was designed to show—in admittedly...

Gold And Negative Interest Rates

Submitted by Dan Popescu via Acting-Man.com, The Inflation Illusion We hear more and more talk about the possibility of imposing negative interest rates in the US. In a recent article former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke asks what toolsShow More Summary

While America Debates The $20 Bill, China Moves Closer To Gold

Submitted by Tho Bishop via The Mises Institute, On Wednesday, Jack Lew announced that the US Treasury was following Ben Bernanke’s advice and keeping Alexander Hamilton on the $10, instead deciding to bring Harriett Tubman to the $20. Show More Summary

What Is The Worst-Case Outcome Of Helicopter Money: Deutsche Bank Explains

Now that the next and final phase of unorthodox monetary policy, i.e., helicopter money, has had the blessing of both Mario Draghi and Ben Bernanke, and is virtually assured, there are three questions: how to trade it; where will itShow More Summary

Weekend Reading: Fareed Zakaria and Four Fed Chairs

[Federal Reserve Discussion](http://www.c-span.org/video/?407870-1/discussion-federal-reserve): >Calvin Sims: Next, the Federal Reserve and how the Fed makes decisions. Current Fed chair Janet Yellen was joined by Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and Paul Volcker. Show More Summary

How To Trade The Coming Helicopter Money: Deutsche Bank Explains

Now that not only Mario Draghi but also Ben Bernanke have joined in the loud and growing chorus of "economic experts" debating the arrival of the monetary paradrop and suggesting that that helicopter money "may be the best availableShow More Summary

Bernanke on helicopter money

Ben Bernanke has done a series of posts on what central banks can do at the zero bound. His first post looked at negative IOR, and the second examined targeting long-term interest rates.  Of course Bernanke has also advocated the use of QE. Now he looks at the helicopter drop option. Bernanke agrees with my view […]

Ben Bernanke: "Helicopter Money May Be The Best Available Alternative"

Now that the prospect of helicopter money by the ECB has so infuriated Germany, the ECB had to reach out to Schauble to "mollify" the Germans who are dreading the second coming of monetary paradrops in one century, it was only a matter of time before Citadel's most prominent employer opined. Show More Summary

Making the Federal Reserve Board Accountable

Professor Andrew Levin (Dartmouth College), the former special advisor to Fed Chair Ben Bernanke and then-Vice Chair Janet Yellen, released a proposal for reform of the Federal Reserve Board’s governing structure in a press call sponsored by the Fed Up Campaign. Show More Summary

Ben Bernanke: Helicopter Money

Helicopter Milton: What tools does the Fed have left? Part 3: Helicopter money: “Let us suppose now that one day a helicopter flies over this community and drops an additional $1,000 in bills from the sky, which is, of course,...

Moral Courage, Millennials and Four Federal Reserve Chairs

History will be made today when the four living Chairs of the Federal Reserve - Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and Paul Volcker - will appear on stage together for the first time in conversation at International House in New York. Show More Summary

Econ 1: Spring 2016: U.C. Berkeley: Required Purchases

Required Purchases: Robert Frank, Ben Bernanke, Kate Antonovics, and Ori Heffetz: _Principles of Economics_ (New York: McGraw-Hill: 9781259897580) be sure to order and buy ISBN 9781259897580 from the Berkeley bookstore Partha Dasgupta...Show More Summary

Watching as the Federal Reserve Juggles Priceless Eggs in Variable Gravity...

Is it necessary to say that we hold Ben Bernanke, Mervyn King, Mark Carney, Janet Yellen, Stan Fischer, Lael Brainard, and company to the highest of high standards--demand from them constant triple aerial somersaults on the trapeze--because we have the greatest respect for and confidence in them? It probably is... Show More Summary

Bernanke on the Fed’s Next Move

When it comes to anticipating Federal Reserve policy, there’s no better place to turn than former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke. No longer bound by an office, Mr. Bernanke is now free to write about monetary policy as an outsider.

Bernanke on monetary policy options

(March 27, 2016 09:35 PM, by Scott Sumner) Rajat directed me to a series of posts by Ben Bernanke, discussing monetary policy options if the US once again hits the zero rate bound. Bernanke thinks this problem is likely to occur in the next recession, and I agree.... (0 COMMENTS)

Why Going Negative is No Big Deal to Ben Bernanke

Japan and the ECB have pushed interest rates into negative territory to force feed weak economies. The former Federal Reserve Chairman says the U.S. may have to as well.

Bernanke: What Tools Does the Fed Have Left? Part 1: Negative Interest Rates

Ben Bernanke: What tools does the Fed have left? Part 1: Negative interest rates: The U.S. economy is currently growing and creating jobs, a situation I hope and expect will continue. We can’t rule out the possibility, though, that at...

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