Tag archive for ‘Federal Reserve System’
Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: The Fed’s Communication Breakdown

 Nothing describes the United States Federal Reserve’s current communication policy better than the old saying that a camel is a horse designed by committee. Various members of the Fed’s policy-setting Federal More...

Stephen Roach On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia Stephen Roach: The Wrong War for Central Banking

BEIJING – Fixated on inflation targeting in a world without inflation, central banks have lost their way. With benchmark interest rates stuck at the dreaded zero bound, monetary policy has been transformed More...

News Brief On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

WATCH: Ben Bernanke Says More execs should have gone to jail for causing Great Recession

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —Ben Bernanke wanted more Wall Street bankers in jail in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Bernanke advocated for Wall Street’s bailout in 2008 during the financial crisis when More...

Professor Martin Feldstein On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: The Chinese Economy and Fed Policy

Janet Yellen’s speech on September 24 at the University of Massachusetts clearly indicated that she and the majority of the members of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee intend to raise More...

News Brief On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Donald Sterling sues TMZ and V Stiviano over loss of Los Angeles Clippers

  Billionaire Donald Sterling sued celebrity website TMZ and an ex-girlfriend over the recording of his off-color remarks that cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. Sterling’s lawsuit filed More...

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen: The Promise and Peril of Macroprudential Policy

MONTEVIDEO – Central bankers continue to fret about frothy asset markets – as well they should, given the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Having been burned once, they are now doubly shy. And China’s More...

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: The Inflation Puzzle

The low rate of inflation in the United States is a puzzle, especially to economists who focus on the relationship between inflation and changes in the monetary base. After all, in the past, increases and More...

Professor Martin Feldstein On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: America’s Risky Recovery

The United States’ economy is approaching full employment and may already be there. But America’s favorable employment trend is accompanied by a substantial increase in financial-sector risks, owing More...

S.M. Lightening On Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Bernanke Names New Autobiography ‘Courage to Act’

W.W. Norton & Co. last week announced that former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke‘s new memoir, coming in October, will be titled “The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath, More...

Jewish Business News On Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Yellen Hints at Rate Increase Later this Year

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen hinted on Friday that an increase in interest rates to “more normal” levels is coming, but such an increase would be gradual, to help the economy continue to recover. “I More...

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