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  1. Andrew Smithers

    July 8, 2014

    With GDP, facts depend on how you measure them

    US gross domestic product was increased last year by much more than the growth of the economy. This sleight of hand was...

  2. May 14, 2014

    US Senate rule changes lead to empty chairs

    Radical changes to Senate rules have failed to speed up confirmations to vital economic jobs. The nominations of Stanley...

  1. FT Alphaville

    May 2, 2014

    The Fed's future management of short rates

    As expected, this week’s FOMC statement was mostly a snoozer, but the notification of a closed-door meeting on Tuesday to...

  2. Money Supply

    April 30, 2014

    Benoît Cœuré on the Rajan-Fed spat

    For those who have followed the scrap between Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and his counterparts at...

  3. March 21, 2014

    Federal Reserve dissenter Kocherlakota attacks new guidance

    The US Federal Reserve damaged its credibility and created uncertainty that will weaken the US economic recovery, said a...

  4. FT Alphaville

    October 2, 2013

    Millisecond data disputes, part 2.0000000100

    You’ll recall the recent brouhaha over whether the Federal Reserve’s decision to not ‘taper’ was transmitted to or received...

  5. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2013

    Guest post: the EM currency crisis blame game

    By Simon Evenett of the University of St Gallen With concerns brewing about emerging market currency crises, the blame game...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Why new leverage ratios rules could stifle repo markets: Earlier this month (July 9)...

  7. July 19, 2013

    Jazz-loving lawyer trusted by Nixon

    All US presidents need people they can trust around them, but few more so than Richard Nixon, and for a variety of reasons....

  8. June 12, 2013

    Fischer refuses to rule self out of Fed job

    Stanley Fischer, the outgoing governor of the Bank of Israel, has refused to rule himself out of the running for the top job...

  9. June 10, 2013

    Consumers drive US growth despite mixed signals overshadowing QE

    Recent mixed economic indicators in the US are clouding market expectations about when the US Federal Reserve will wind down...

  10. Money Supply

    April 12, 2013

    Boston Fed: Labour force participation

    The Boston Fed’s annual economic conference has opened with a paper on labour force participation, presented by two senior...

  11. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2013

    Inequality and monetary policy

    Coincidentally (or not), three speeches that exemplify a renewed focus on inequality have been given in recent weeks by the...

  12. January 18, 2013

    Fed minutes show slow crisis reaction

    Top officials at the US Federal Reserve took months to realise that the 2007 financial crisis would rock the world’s largest...

  13. FT Alphaville

    January 9, 2013

    GS: seasonal adjustment distortions have faded away

    We wrote after last week’s US employment report that the seasonal adjustment problems we described in late 2011 and the...

  14. November 27, 2012

    Euro fails to hold Greek debt deal gains

    The euro quickly gave up gains made after a deal was finally struck to overhaul Greece’s debt package and approve a further...

  15. The A-List

    November 5, 2012

    Presidents are powerless to save the US economy

    The economy is the central issue in the US presidential campaign – as it is in all such contests. Even during wartime,...

  16. Money Supply

    October 23, 2012

    Romney appointments & the Fed

    Binyamin Applebaum at the New York Times has a good piece today about who Mitt Romney might appoint as Federal Reserve...

  17. October 17, 2012

    New regulator prepared to be unpopular

    The debate in parliament over the scope of the new banking regulatory authority is critical to its success because it will...

  18. The A-List

    October 16, 2012

    How Romney could end quantitative easing

    To belabour the obvious, the Federal Reserve and monetary policy are critical to any president’s success; presidential...

  19. October 14, 2012

    Fed chief rounds on stimulus critics

    Ben Bernanke has launched a staunch defence of the US central bank’s aggressive monetary easing amid attacks on the policy...

  20. July 24, 2012

    Show some real audacity at the Fed

    After the Lehman Brothers crisis, Ben Bernanke’s Federal Reserve demonstrated creativity and nerve. Unfortunately, that...

  21. The A-List

    June 27, 2012

    A full Fed board can fire up the US economy

    On Monday I had the opportunity to attend the ceremonial swearing-in of two new members of the Federal Reserve Board,...

  22. Money Supply

    June 19, 2012

    ECB finds five is no fun

    The Federal Reserve Board is used to long periods without a full complement of governors. Now, the European Central Bank’s...

  23. Money Supply

    May 30, 2012

    Fed gets its magnificent seven but for how long?

    Astonishingly, it has been more than six years in coming. But the Federal Reserve Board finally got its full complement of...

  24. May 18, 2012

    Senate backs Fed nominees

    The US Senate confirmed two nominees for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, giving the panel a full seven members for...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 13, 2012

    Rally Monkey hearts Fed/BHC planning fail

    Via the WSJ: The Federal Reserve will release the results of its latest stress tests today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, two...

  26. Money Supply

    March 12, 2012

    The SNB's new code of conduct

    Maintaining that “dollar lifestyle” just got a little trickier for Switzerland’s central bankers. The Swiss National Bank’s...

  27. Money Supply

    January 13, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  28. January 5, 2012

    Drop Greek bond plan, urges ECB council member

    Eurozone leaders should act to restore confidence in Europe’s monetary union by abandoning plans to involve private...

  29. FT Alphaville

    January 5, 2012

    A central bank is only as good as its target

    FT Alphaville has discussed why western central banks might be in the midst of an existential crisis. The point rests on the...

  30. Money Supply

    January 4, 2012

    Hungary's act and central bank independence

    Hungary’s new central bank act has led to outcry from the IMF, the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the...

  31. Money Supply

    December 16, 2011

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts visit...

  32. Money Supply

    December 12, 2011

    Should regional Feds be subject to FOIA?

    Today I received a letter from the Federal Reserve Board refusing a request that I made under the Freedom of Information...

  33. Money Supply

    November 29, 2011

    Nominal consumption, not nominal GDP?

    Nathan Sheets, head of the Fed’s international division until August, clearly plans to enjoy his freedom as head of...

  34. FT Alphaville

    November 14, 2011

    Former Treasury official for Federal Reserve -- report

    The WSJ reports that former Treasury official, and Republican, Jerome Powell is being considered for one of the two...

  35. October 17, 2011

    Reasons to be bullish, albeit with a lower case ‘b’

    The S&P 500 has been perilously close to a 20 per cent decline in recent weeks which would, by definition, terminate the...

  36. September 1, 2011

    SAIC falls over government contract concerns

    Companies dependent on government contracts for revenue led Wall Street down, after a key government supplier missed...

  37. July 28, 2011

    Obama faces legal bind if time runs out

    If Congress does not raise the debt ceiling on time then President Barack Obama and the Treasury will struggle not to break...

  38. FT Alphaville

    June 6, 2011

    Dick Bove says folks at the Federal Reserve have 'lost their minds'

    Really. And it’s all because of one little speach by Daniel Tarullo. The Federal Reserve Board governor took to the Peterson...

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