The Washington Post

It’s the hawks who are squawking about the labor market, while the doves are fussing over inflation.

The Post talks to St. Louis Fed President James Bullard and Boston Fed President Eric S. Rosengren for their perspective.

Officials grappled with new questions on familiar issues: low inflation and unemployment

The International Monetary Fund has once again downgraded its assessment of the world economy through 2015. This is why.

Maybe the real problem isn’t lack of growth. It’s that wages didn’t fall enough during the recession.

Inflation can be a scary word, but there’s nothing to fear in new numbers released this week.

If you plot the country's unemployment rates against its inflation rates, the result looks an awful lot like…JAPAN!

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 10, 2013
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Wages and productivity aren't coming apart, a study finds. But we need more workers in high-productivity jobs.

Did Britain get just what it needed to keep unemployment down--a burst of inflation--at just the right time? And what can the United States learn from that?

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 16, 2013
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Yes, there's a currency war underway. Too bad everybody is losing.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 16, 2013
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The latest earnings numbers from the world's biggest fast food chain shows something about what is--and isn't--a threat to the world economy

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 19, 2013
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A Dartmouth economist finds that high unemployment causes a lot more misery than a comparable amount of inflation.

Texas's desire to return some of its gold from the New York Fed is a window into the strange role the yellow metal plays in the financial world.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 26, 2013
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Why the great fear articulated in Paul Ryan's budget probably isn't something the United States will face.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 13, 2013
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Think there are bubbles, bubbles everywhere? Maybe not.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Feb 4, 2013
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A guided tour of the world economy, courtesy of the IMF.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 23, 2013
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There are a lot of problems in the U.S. economy. Inflation isn't one of them.

Fed's policymakers debated numerical thresholds for unemployment and inflation, but didn't reach agreement.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 14, 2012
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Ben Bernanke, Sunday driver: What the Fed is trying to do on unemployment and inflation, and why it has been so hard to get there

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 14, 2012
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Both Obama and Romney want to combat the effect of Chinese imports on the US economy. But poor people benefit the most from the country's rise.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 22, 2012
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