“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...
(November 4, 2016 09:38 AM, by Scott Sumner) Ben Bernanke is a mild mannered and modest individual. Anyone who has read his memoir will not confuse him with Donald Trump. During the Great Recession, Bernanke suggested that it would be helpful if fiscal authorities would help to boost... (3 COMMENTS)
Ben Bernanke famously quipped that monetary policy works in practice, but not in theory. This column bridges the gap between practice and theory in assessing how central banks can influence both of them by intervening in asset markets. Show More Summary
‘The problem with Quantitative Easing is that it works in practice but it doesn’t work in theory’, dixit Ben Bernanke, previous chairman of the Federal Reserve. And he isn’t wrong because these special ‘tricks’ generally don't have the desired effect without creating negative consequences. Show More Summary
Three years ago, a very unhappy Larry Summers conceded that he would not become Fed Chair when he withdrew from the running to become Ben Bernanke's replacement on September 15, 2013, following some dramatic pressure by the press and numerous liberal economists. Show More Summary