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Category Archive: Excess Reserves

  1. The New Supersized Fed

    Fed watch­ers need to stop pan­ick­ing when they look at the new super­sized Fed bal­ance sheet and mon­e­tary base. The Fed’s bal­ance sheet doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean run­away infla­tion is in our future or that the Fed is out of con­trol. The Fed got super­sized because Bernanke & Com­pany came to appre­ci­ate the U.S.‘s spe­cial role […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Bernanke, economy, Excess Reserves, Federal Reserve, Finance, monetary policy, Money Supply, Politics, Public Policy
  2. Will Monetary Policy Cause Rapid Inflation? Maybe Not Says An Economist At the St. Louis Fed.

    Con­ven­tional wis­dom sug­gests that a very aggres­sive mon­e­tary pol­icy will cause rapid infla­tion. How­ever, in this month’s Fed­eral Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, William Gavin says that the con­ven­tional wis­dom maybe wrong and that infla­tion isn’t pre­des­tined or even a likely result of cur­rent mon­e­tary pol­icy. Gavin believes that if the econ­omy recov­ers before […] [read full story]

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