monetary policy

“I think our tariffs are very good for us,” he said hours after the Federal Reserve chairman warned that "trade policy uncertainty" is rattling the U.S. economy.
"They were humor columns, but some of them weren't funny and so I am apologetic," the president's Federal Reserve Board pick said.
It is widely held that about one-third of humanity enjoys a satisfactory standard of living, materially speaking. Due to
Congress should end the Platonic Guardian-like Federal Reserve, an independent executive agency governed by a seven-member Board of Governors appointed by the President to serve 14-year terms.
However, with the arrival of Paul Volcker as Chairman and the declaration by President Reagan that the Fed was off-limits
Why do we worry so much about what the Fed will do? And is there anything we can learn from this?
The rhetoric around central banks now mainly centers on central banks being "out of ammunition" or the associated loss of
Every August, central bankers and economists gather at the Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, hosted by
As early as the 1970s, the Swiss government adopted a negative interest rate regime. More recently, others have followed
Gambling for redemption (either through a government bailout or an economic recovery), banks in Japan "evergreened" loans
The Federal Reserve's core guiding belief is that economic stimulus boosts economic growth, thus increasing employment opportunities, payrolls, tax revenues, corporate profits, retirement security and Wall Street wealth.
As a high level organization that manipulates monetary apparatuses, the Fed merely feigns concern about inflation as a theoretical risk.
Summers says that the current focus on monetary policy is not enough to combat the current downward world economic trend. Yes, as I said, I think he's right. But his own solutions fall short.
The Texan senator's gold standard policy is a terrible idea with a long history.
Not long ago, nearly everyone thought that nominal interest rates could not go below zero. Now, we have negative policy rates in the euro area and Japan, while in Sweden and Switzerland, the lowest controlled rate is below -1%.
As the European economy continues to stall and as there is still a lack of active, coordinated fiscal policy in Europe and the Eurozone, political turmoil will continue at the polls and in government bond markets.
To be fair, they are trying. But the old weapons don't seem to work anymore. Central banks, especially in rich countries