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Fed's Janet Yellen: Taylor Rule And Fed Funds Rate

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks about the Taylor Rule and Fed Funds Rate. She speaks with Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee during testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee in Washington. 


John Taylor: The Fed Stands Pat

interview with John B. Taylorvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses why the central bank didn’t raise interest rates at its June meeting and how the Fed can get back to sound policies and normalization without roiling markets.


Financial Choice

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

If you're interested in policy rather than politics, the package of legislative proposals coming out of Congress are a lot more interesting than the Presidential race at the moment. Speaker Paul Ryan is rolling out "A Better Way" package and Rep. Jeb Hensarling has just announced a "financial choice act" to fundamentally reform Dodd-Frank.

In the News

Minnesota Pension Changes Get Pushed Off To Next Year

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Star Tribune (MN)
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Legislators put off the issue when a deal fell through this session.

Hoover fellow Richard Epstein on income inequality.

Universal Basic Income

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Universal Basic Income is in the news. Charles Murray wrote a thoughtful piece in the Wall Street Journal Saturday Review. The Swiss overwhelmingly rejected a referendum -- but on a proposal quite different from Murray's.

Analysis and Commentary

In Praise Of Debt

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 6, 2016

But borrowing doesn't have to dull husbandry. Indeed, it can sharpen it. Taking on substantial short-run debt can be a great way to save for your retirement. Really? Going into debt to save? Isn't that a contradiction? Bear with me.

In the News

The Week Ahead: Congress To Examine Bank Capital Regulation

mentioning Allan H. Meltzervia DS News
Monday, June 6, 2016

With the Fed scheduled to release the results of its annual stress test near the end of June, the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing titled “Bank Capital and Liquidity Regulation” on Tuesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. EST.

Analysis and Commentary

Jason Zweig On Finance And The Devil's Financial Dictionary

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 6, 2016

Jason Zweig of the Wall Street Journal and author of The Devil's Financial Dictionary talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about finance, financial journalism and Zweig's new book.

Analysis and Commentary

Federal Debt Is Getting Worse

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, May 30, 2016

One of the fascinating quirks of humanity, studied by scientists ranging from behavioral economists to psychologists, is how our perceptions of events are shaped as much by our expectations as by objective realities.

Federal Reserve
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Walls' Street: Is The Fed The World's Central Bank?

featuring Niall Fergusonvia NBR Radio
Thursday, May 26, 2016

World renowned economic commentator and professor Niall Ferguson mused on Sunday Business if the US Federal Reserve has become the world’s central bank.


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