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Why The Fed Should Heed The Market

by Edward Paul Lazearvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, perhaps hoping to instill confidence, said in his press conference last month, “Of course we’re always data dependent.” But which data? There are countless indicators economists can seek out to track growth, employment and inflation. Picking the right ones is half the battle in making sound predictions.

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Lee Ohanian On The Larry Elder Show

interview with Lee Ohanianvia The Larry Elder Show
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses the Fed's interest rate hikes as well as President Trumps response.

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A Different Kind Of Revisiting The 2008 Financial Crisis

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, December 28, 2018

During the past few months, John Cochrane and I organized a series of workshops on the 2008 financial crisis. Monika Piazzesi, George Shultz, Niall Ferguson, Caroline Hoxby, and Darrell Duffie joined us in making presentations and, along with other colleagues who attended, turned the series into a vigorous and informative discussion. 

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Why Is The Fed Still Raising Interest Rates?

by Martin Feldsteinvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Given that the US Federal Reserve has long said that its interest-rate policy is “data dependent,” why has it pressed ahead with monetary tightening in the face of worsening economic indicators? Three reasons stand out.

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Santelli Exchange: John Taylor On The Fed's Balance Sheet

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Friday, December 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses the unprecedented global central bank asset unwind.

Workshop Series on the 2008 Financial Crisis: Causes, The Panic, The Recession, Lessons

Friday, December 7, 2018
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Market and policy antecedents and repercussions of the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession began long before and lasted long after the Lehman bankruptcy in September 2018.

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Workshop Series on the 2008 Financial Crisis: Causes, The Panic, The Recession, Lessons

Friday, November 9, 2018
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Market and policy antecedents and repercussions of the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession began long before and lasted long after the Lehman bankruptcy in September 2018. 

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Workshop Series on the 2008 Financial Crisis: Causes, The Panic, The Recession, Lessons

Friday, October 19, 2018
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Market and policy antecedents and repercussions of the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession began long before and lasted long after the Lehman bankruptcy in September 2018. 

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Druckenmiller Urges Fed To Pause Tightening `Blitz' In WSJ Op-Ed

quoting Kevin Warshvia Yahoo Finance
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Billionaire investor Stan Druckenmiller urged the Federal Reserve to pause its “double-barreled blitz” of higher interest rates and tighter liquidity when economies are slowing and markets are falling, in an opinion piece in Sunday’s Wall Street Journal. “We believe the U.S. economy can sustain strong performance next year, but it can ill afford a major policy error, either from the Fed or the rest of the administration,” wrote Druckenmiller and Kevin Warsh, a former member of the Federal Reserve Board.

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Fed Tightening? Not Now

by Stanley Druckenmiller, Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, December 16, 2018

The central bank should pause its double-barreled blitz of higher interest rates and tighter liquidity.

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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.

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