Tag archive for ‘US Federal Reserve’
Professor Martin Feldstein On Friday, January 29th, 2016

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: The Shortcomings of Quantitative Easing in Europe

CAMBRIDGE – Why has the US Federal Reserve’s policy of quantitative easing been so much more successful than the version of QE implemented by the European Central Bank? That intellectual question leads directly More...

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...

News Brief On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Carl Icahn Claims America Is Burning And Trump Can Turn Things Around

  Carl Icahn supports Donald Trump as president and would accept Trump’s offer of the Treasury Secretary position. In a video he released Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 79-year-old Icahn indicated 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...

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...

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...

News Brief On Monday, July 13th, 2015

We’ll see a lot of turmoil in financial markets over the next two years: Jim Rogers

  The first half of calendar year 2015 has been eventful for the global financial markets due to developments in Greece and China. The possibility of a hike in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve More...

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