monetary-policy

Wonkbook: The quiet revolution in the world of central banking

There are generally dovish notes from central bankers' Jackson Hole meeting.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Aug 25, 2014
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Think tank: Congress, you fix the economy

A new initiative by the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities launching today is refocusing on the role of fiscal policy in the nation’s economic recovery. It's about time.

Global markets are freaking out. Here’s what the Fed should say.

The Federal Reserve promised it would move slowly in winding down its $1 trillion stimulus program. The jittery past few days in the markets are demonstrating why that might have been a good idea.

Ben Bernanke is trying to make Janet Yellen’s job easier. Here’s how.

Bernanke's message is this: QE may end soon, but that doesn't mean the Fed has lost its resolve.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 20, 2013
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Super Mario to the rescue: The ECB cuts interest rates

The euro zone is staring at deflation and stagnant growth. Mario Draghi and the ECB signal Thursday they'll fight to stop it.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 7, 2013
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How the Federal Reserve is like a snake eating itself

The Fed wants financial conditions that are neither too tight nor too loose. It won't be easy.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 30, 2013
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Nine amazing facts about Janet Yellen, our next Fed chair

She hates unemployment, might want to target NGDP, and owns a really valuable stamp collection.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 9, 2013
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Long-term unemployment is a catastrophe

Long-term unemployment is a much more serious problem than short-term unemployment, and it's more prevalent to boot.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 27, 2013
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What to expect from the huge Fed meeting that starts today

The FOMC meeting starts today. Here's what Bernanke & Co. are likely to do.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 17, 2013
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Why doesn’t Fed policy pack more punch? Blame Grandpa.

How changing demographics may be making Ben Bernanke's job harder.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 9, 2013
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Monetary policy isn’t a game. OR IS IT???

Who says the Federal Reserve doesn't play games?

How the Fed chair race became a public circus, and why it matters

The last summer there was a real Fed chair race, the press wrote 27 articles. This time it's 143. Here's why Summers v. Yellen is such a spectacle.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 30, 2013
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The world’s top economic policymakers are meeting in Wyoming. Here’s what to expect.

Jackson Hole will have a different feel this year, with a changing of the guard underway at the top central banks. Here's what they will be talking about.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 22, 2013
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Here’s how the Bank of England is trying to revive the British economy

The Bank of England is getting into the forward guidance game. But the markets aren't reacting the way you might think.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 7, 2013
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Forget Larry Summers. What if Roger Ferguson took over the Fed?

The former Fed vice chair could end up with Bernanke's chair if Janet Yellen and Larry Summers' people knock each other out of contention. What kind of chair would he be?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 1, 2013
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Why we shouldn’t think of central bankers as hawks and doves

Central bankers are not birds. We need a better way to classify them.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 30, 2013
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What the White House visitors’ log tells us about the Fed race

Janet Yellen only visited the White House once. Larry Summers has visited 15 times since leaving office.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 30, 2013
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Here’s who Irish gamblers think is in the running to become Fed chair

Janet Yellen is by far the frontrunner to become Fed chair. Does anyone else stand a chance?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 12, 2013
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Fed leaders knew they were blowing it at their last meeting, and other tidbits from the FOMC minutes

Five things we learned from the minutes of the big FOMC meeting, which prompted a global selloff in stock and bond markets.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 10, 2013
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Boom! The ECB and Bank of England join the ‘forward guidance’ party

It may be Americans celebrating July 4, but the central banks of Europe and Britain were the ones showing independence today.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 4, 2013
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