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    1. FT Alphaville

      December 10, 2014

      The Fed and oil: 2014 is not 2011 in reverse

      Back in 2011, inflation climbed above the Fed’s 2 per cent target, but the FOMC resisted the impulse to tighten monetary...

    2. FT Alphaville

      December 3, 2014

      Central bankers are either too arrogant or too humble

      Policy should not respond to changes in asset prices, except insofar as they signal changes in expected inflation. –Monetary...

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    1. Gavyn Davies

      November 26, 2014

      Fault lines within the ECB

      The simmering row between the European Central Bank president Mario Draghi and the German Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann...

    2. November 17, 2014

      Hank Greenberg unlikely to testify in AIG trial

      AIG’s former chief executive Hank Greenberg is not likely to have a chance to give personal testimony in his lawsuit against...

    3. October 31, 2014

      Farewell to the Fed’s QE3, a monetary job well done

      The Federal Reserve this week quietly ended its third bout of quantitative easing, an experiment that contrived to attract...

    4. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2014

      Fed talk, inequality, and the lawless border town between fiscal and monetary responsibilities

      It’s hard to say which was more surprising — the passages in Janet Yellen’s inequality speech last week that appealed to...

    5. October 15, 2014

      After QE: Taking off the stabilisers

      In the six years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, global financial markets have held to one certainty: central banks were...

    6. October 13, 2014

      Bernanke’s failed mortgage application exposes the flaw in banking

      Banks enjoy tremendous support from governments. During the financial crisis, that assistance went well beyond protecting...

    7. October 13, 2014

      US quantitative measures worked in defiance of theory

      Ben Bernanke was the US Federal Reserve chairman who used quantitative easing to fight the Great Recession of 2008-9, so it...

    8. October 10, 2014

      Legal eagle circles AIG’s rescuers

      Edward Quince, the former US Federal Reserve chairman also known as Ben Bernanke, was hauled up in front of Court No 4 a...

    9. October 9, 2014

      Bernanke defends AIG bailout in court

      Former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke – aka Edward Quince, it emerged – took to the witness stand on Thursday to...

    10. September 29, 2014

      Greenberg suit claims AIG was penalised

      The US government demonised AIG as the poster child of the financial crisis and penalised its shareholders by charging an...

    11. September 28, 2014

      Big names on Wall St prepare for AIG trial

      Hank Greenberg’s lawsuit against the US government over its bailout of insurer AIG is due to begin on Monday, and is tying...

    12. FT Alphaville

      September 9, 2014

      Wealth effect may one day stop being so great for wealthy, says wealthy person

      One private equity chief went so far as to publicly thank Ben S. Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman until last month,...

    13. Gavyn Davies

      September 4, 2014

      So is this (finally) QE from the ECB?

      The Governing Council of the ECB has announced an important package of new measures, including cuts of around 0.1 per cent...

    14. Gavyn Davies

      August 25, 2014

      Draghi steals the show at Jackson Hole

      For macro investors, the end of summer is usually signalled by the Kansas City Fed’s annual conference at Jackson Hole. On...

    15. August 22, 2014

      Yellen debuts with sense of balance

      Janet Yellen’s challenge in giving her first Jackson Hole speech as chair of the US Federal Reserve was formidable. On the...

    16. August 21, 2014

      Janet Yellen to see Jackson Hole return to wonky roots

      There will be no Wall Street economists in the audience when Janet Yellen addresses the Kansas City Fed’s annual Jackson...

    17. FT Alphaville

      August 21, 2014

      The Legend of Jackson Hole

      It is probably the highest profile event on the Fed calendar: the chair’s opening speech at the Kansas City Fed’s symposium...

    18. July 11, 2014

      Carney needs to learn the value of mumbling

      What is Mark Carney’s trouble? It isn’t that he’s behaving like Britain’s “unreliable boyfriend”, as Labour MP Pat McFadden...

    19. FT Alphaville

      June 27, 2014

      US inflation has climbed. Now what?

      The chart shows year-over-year core and headline inflation in both the Consumer Price Index and the Personal Consumption...

    20. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2014

      Term premia, the Fed, and finstability, part 1

      Last November, with the end of his tenure nearing, Ben Bernanke discussed an idea that Gavyn Davies refers to as The...

    21. June 15, 2014

      Too much of a good EM thing is just right

      It took exactly a year for emerging market bond investors to make back their losses from last May’s taper tantrum. After...

    22. FT Alphaville

      June 11, 2014

      Those who forget the past...

      … are doomed to repeat it. Or you could say, “have we learned nothing from the crisis?!” That at least is the assessment of...

    23. FT Alphaville

      May 23, 2014

      Yes, rates will rise. Do control yourselves

      From a tame taper to a rate rage? And on its birthday too. As Alan Beattie says, it was a year ago this week that the “taper...

    24. beyondbrics

      May 22, 2014

      A year on, EM still vulnerable to "taper tantrums"

      Not everything in life is always completely and irredeemably bad, even if you happen to be running an emerging economy. In...

    25. May 19, 2014

      Hedge funds haunted by deflation spectre

      There was an incongruity to the warnings of European deflation and grindingly disappointing US growth that were sounded from...

    26. May 11, 2014

      Geithner reveals divisions over Lehman

      Timothy Geithner says he would have supported a US Federal Reserve loan to help Barclays buy Lehman Brothers on the weekend...

    27. April 10, 2014

      Rajan warns global co-operation risks ‘breaking down’

      The governor of India’s central bank warned on Thursday that the extraordinarily loose monetary policies in rich countries...

    28. March 19, 2014

      Confused delivery distracts from Fed’s main message

      The same desk where Ben Bernanke used to sit was waiting for Janet Yellen’s first press conference as US Federal Reserve...

    29. March 14, 2014

      In praise of diversity and a digital future

      Ilian Mihov professes to have one claim to fame: that he is the first professor from eastern Europe to become dean of a...

    30. March 7, 2014

      Let’s have some real-time economics

      What would it take to make economics more useful in a crisis? Not more rigorous or more realistic – although that would be...

    31. FT Alphaville

      February 21, 2014

      FOMC transcripts: Bernanke on Japanese vs American monetary policy (or QE vs credit easing)

      From a passage at the beginning of the December 2008 meeting transcript, where Ben Bernanke explains the difference between...

    32. February 11, 2014

      ‘Sensible’ Yellen wins praise on Capitol Hill

      For just a moment it looked like Janet Yellen’s first visit to Capitol Hill as chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve might...

    33. February 9, 2014

      The Fed’s waning magic in the age of Yellen

      Every chairman of the US Federal Reserve seems to get hit by a crisis in their first year. For Paul Volcker in 1979 it was...

    34. January 31, 2014

      Exotic waves for the world economy

      Since the start of the decade, in a latter-day gold rush, investors have flocked to fast-growing emerging markets. The likes...

    35. January 31, 2014

      A eulogy to Ben Bernanke’s turbulent Fed years

      “We did what we did, we didn’t do what we didn’t do, and the result was what happened.” – Paul Volcker Ben Bernanke is...

    36. January 30, 2014

      Investors encounter Fed stuck on autopilot

      Equity and bond investors have long been accustomed to a plethora of information whenever the US Federal Reserve holds one...

    37. January 29, 2014

      Federal Reserve sticks with $10bn taper

      The US Federal Reserve reduced its monthly asset purchases by another $10bn to $65bn on Wednesday as it shrugged off...

    38. January 26, 2014

      Insead dean: my mentor Ben Bernanke

      I met Ben Bernanke on my first day at Princeton University in 1992. As a new PhD student from a relatively poor country –...

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