Category: Federal Reserve

Comparing the Eurozone and United States: The Most Important Chart from the Great Recession

MKM Partners Since the beginning of the Great Recession there have been voices within the Federal Reserve and American punditry that believe that the Federal Reserve actions are too loose and that the low interest rate and extraordinary measures taken

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The Fed’s Southern Cross

This is the first of many posts on policy makers that have spread and continue to spread the fear of inflation or other concerns rather than addressing the very real and pressing issue of a weak job market. Richmond Federal

The Federal Reserve’s Role in Full Employment: Part Four— Policy Options to Fix the Jobs

This is the final part of a four part series on the Federal Reserve and its role in Fixing the Jobs. Here are Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. The Federal Reserve has multiple options going forward in regards to policies that

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The Federal Reserve’s Role in Full Employment: Part Three— Monetary Intervention and Market Responses

This is the third part of a four part series on the Federal Reserve and its role in Fixing the Jobs. Here are Part One and Part Two. The U.S Federal Reserve is an enormously influential player in today’s economy. For many Americans,

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The Federal Reserve’s Role in Full Employment: Part Two—Fed Policy from the Great Recession to Present

This is the second part of a four part series on the Federal Reserve and its role in Fixing the Jobs. Part One can be found here. The Federal Reserve is the institution with the most power to steer the economy

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The Federal Reserve’s Role in Full Employment: Part One—History and Structure of the Fed

This is the first part of a four part series on the Federal Reserve and its role in Fixing the Jobs The Federal Reserve System—responsible for creating and executing the monetary policy of the United States—is the institution with the

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Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Narayana Kocherlakota Says Fix the Jobs

This is part of the series highlighting supporters of pro-jobs policies. An updated list of supporters can be found here. Minneapolis Fed President Kocherlakota is a FOMC voting member that sets the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Before the Great Recession and early

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Yellen’s Testimony Reax

Janet Yellen, with her testimony on Tuesday, has given Congress and the public her initial framework on how she will run the Federal Reserve. Here is a roundup of takeaways by some observers: Tim Duy sees Yellen’s testimony as a continuation

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Unemployment

Today Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stated in her opening statement to the House Committee on Financial Services that, “The unemployment rate has fallen nearly a percentage point since the middle of last year and 1-1/2 percentage points since the

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