Tag archive for ‘Monetary policy’
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...

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...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Friday, September 11th, 2015

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen: China’s Forex Follies

BERKELEY – On August 11, China devalued its currency by 2% and modestly reformed its exchange-rate system. This was no earth-shattering event, but financial markets responded as if a meteorite had struck More...

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Professor Joseph Stiglitz On Monday, September 7th, 2015

Nobel Laureate in Economics Joseph Stiglitz: Fed Up with the Fed

At the end of every August, central bankers and financiers from around the world meet in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the US Federal Reserve’s economic symposium. This year, the participants were greeted More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Friday, September 4th, 2015

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: China Confronts the Market

CAMBRIDGE – China’s current economic woes have largely been viewed through a single lens: the government’s failure to let the market operate. But that perspective has led foreign observers to misinterpret More...

News Brief On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Peter Schiff: Interest Rate Hike Could Spark Economic Collapse

Forget about higher interest rates. To starve off an economic collapse, the Federal Reserve may have to resort to another round of quantitative easing. At least, that’s according to famed investor Peter More...

Stephen Roach On Monday, July 27th, 2015

Former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia Stephen Roach: Market Manipulation Goes Global

 Market manipulation has become standard operating procedure in policy circles around the world. All eyes are now on China’s attempts to cope with the collapse of a major equity bubble. But the efforts of More...

Professor Nouriel Roubini On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

‘Dr. Doom’ Nouriel Roubini: Emerging Markets After the Fed Hikes Rates

The prospect that the US Federal Reserve will start exiting zero policy rates later this year has fueled growing fear of renewed volatility in emerging economies’ currency, bond, and stock markets. The More...

Howard Davies On Friday, June 26th, 2015

Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Howard Davies: Is Financial Repression Here to Stay?

There are several definitions of financial repression – and the repressors and the repressed tend to see things differently. But what financial repression usually involves is keeping interest rates below their More...

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