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Michael Spence: Politically Piling On Fed Is 'Not Helpful'

interview with Michael Spencevia Yahoo! Finance
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence talks about the risks of reducing monetary policy without the backing of fiscal policy and political criticism of the Federal Reserve.


Michael Spence: Deutsche Bank May Test German Bailout Stance

interview with Michael Spencevia Yahoo! Finance
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence examines the challenges for Deutsche Bank and the German government as well as the lack of fiscal policy to help central banks. 

In the News

A Two-Phase Transition To Icann Would Be Ideal

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Once America ends its trustee role over Internet governance, there won’t be any going back. That should concern everyone, because we’re not ready for the transition. All we can say for certain is that foreign governments will gain influence.

In the News

If Trump Wins, 'Yellen Would Resign Fairly Quickly': Economist

quoting Allan H. Meltzervia CNBC
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Judging by the candidate's recent comments, a Donald Trump administration would not be hospitable to the current Federal Reserve makeup.

Thomas Sowell on Uncommon Knowledge 2016
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Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thomas Sowell on the importance of human capital.

In the News

The Fed Has The Economy In A Liquidity Trap

mentioning Kevin Warshvia Morning Consult
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Federal Open Market Committee, in its latest meeting Wednesday, reiterated the same message to spellbound investors that’s been in place the last eight years: The Fed is committed to maintaining a massive balance sheet through bond buying, but someday that balance sheet and near-zero interest rates will revert to normal levels.

In the News

How To Make The Monetary Policy Committee Work

quoting Kevin Warshvia
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What needs to be done now is to nurture the conditions for an independent MPC.



by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I did an EconTalk Podcast with Russ Roberts. The general subject is economic growth, the reasons it seems to be slipping away from us and policies (or non-policies) that might help.

In the News

Is The Party Nearly Over For Equities?

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Interactive Investor
Friday, September 23, 2016

So is it onwards and upwards for the asset party? The US Federal Reserve has not only stood pat on interest rates; it has effectively guided up expectations for loose monetary policy by saying it wants to exceed its inflation target and anticipates two interest rate rises in 2017 instead of three.

Analysis and Commentary

Rich Insights On Poverty

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Monday, September 26, 2016

Low-income Baltimore youth claw their way to success.


Economic Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple