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    1. August 23, 2015

      The Fed looks set to make a dangerous mistake

      Will the Federal Reserve’s September meeting see US interest rates go up for the first time since 2006? Officials have...

    2. beyondbrics

      August 19, 2015

      How the US Fed may affect African currencies

      By Neville Mandimika, Atria Africa Since Ben Bernanke suggested that the US Federal Reserve was starting to consider...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      RRPs for life?

      The timing of the Fed’s initial rate hike and the subsequent path of future hikes are prominent unknowns on the minds...

    2. June 28, 2015

      Fed’s Dudley: September rate rise ‘very much in play’

      A Federal Reserve interest-rate hike will be “very much in play” at the central bank’s September meeting if the recent...

    3. June 16, 2015

      Yellen’s market-moving power on show

      Imagine Janet Yellen as Rory McIlroy, a nine-iron in her hands, measuring up her shot on to the green. That is how John...

    4. FT Alphaville

      June 15, 2015

      When "macroprudential" policy works -- and doesn't

      Even if it could identify bubbles, monetary policy is far too blunt a tool for effective use against them. –Ben...

    5. June 2, 2015

      US Congress pushed China into launching AIIB, says Bernanke

      Beijing was pushed into launching the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank by US lawmakers’ refusal to give China...

    6. May 24, 2015

      Swiss regulator to halt poaching of senior staff

      The Swiss regulator has moved to halt an exodus of its senior staff to the private sector in the face of growing...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 5, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - UK election: it was mediamacro wot won it. - Test driving… a petrol car. - Sustainable parking...

    8. May 3, 2015

      Movers & shakers: May 4

      Pimco, the $1.6tn global asset manager has hired Ben Bernanke (pictured) as a senior adviser. The former chairman of...

    9. May 1, 2015

      Ex-Fed chief to help steer Pimco through policy maze

      Until very recently Ben Bernanke, academic and central banker, was not someone talked about for his role in America’s...

    10. Andrew McAfee

      April 30, 2015

      Technology, deflation and secular stagnation

      Technology is not driving an economy-wide drop in prices at present, but let’s not rule the possibility out just yet....

    11. April 29, 2015

      Bernanke adds role as Pimco senior adviser to his jobs portfolio

      Ben Bernanke is taking a role as senior adviser to Pimco, adding a second asset management firm to his portfolio of...

    12. April 28, 2015

      Citigroup challenged over ‘opaque’ lobbying at fiery meeting

      Investors challenged Citigroup executives at the bank’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, expressing concerns over...

    13. April 23, 2015

      Google's Schmidt buys NY hedge fund stake

      Eric Schmidt, Google’s billionaire chairman, has snapped up a minority stake in a New York hedge fund. Hillspire, Mr...

    14. April 20, 2015

      Inflation goal may be too low, says Rosengren

      Central banks including the Federal Reserve may need to set their inflation goals higher in the future to avoid getting...

    15. April 17, 2015

      The worst mistake is to ignore secular stagnation

      Once there was a simple rule of thumb for determining a country’s economic standing: the lower the interest rate, the...

    16. April 16, 2015

      Bernanke chooses hedge fund for first post-Fed job

      Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, has joined Citadel as an adviser on monetary policy,...

    17. April 12, 2015

      Macroeconomists need new tools to challenge consensus

      Macroeconomists are once again caught up in a discussion about the future of their profession. An example has been the...

    18. Gavyn Davies

      April 12, 2015

      Who is right about the equilibrium interest rate?

      The equilibrium real interest rate continues to lie at the heart of discussions about economic policy in the US and...

    19. April 10, 2015

      Investment is the cure for secular stagnation

      Secular stagnation might once have sounded like a dose of anguish for agnostics, perhaps following unemployment for...

    20. April 8, 2015

      Free Lunch: The great and the good on secular stagnation

      State-of-the-art head-scratching Some of the world's most influential US economists have locked horns in a very polite,...

    21. FT Alphaville

      April 7, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden. - The Internet doesn’t make you smarter; you only think...

    22. FT Alphaville

      April 2, 2015

      The Fed's grudging embrace of inflation targeting, part 2

      In our previous posts, we looked at the 1995 debate within the Fed on whether to establish an inflation target, as well...

    23. FT Alphaville

      March 30, 2015

      Did Bernanke forget about QE?

      Economics blogger Ben Bernanke wrote today on why interest rates are lower than they’ve been in the past. His argument...

    24. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2015

      Ammunition, then and later

      If we’re unsatisfied with the situation and we think the federal funds rate ought to be minus 4 percent, why aren’t we...

    25. March 4, 2015

      2009 crisis elicited gallows humour at the Fed

      The transcripts of the Federal Reserve’s policy-setting committee’s meetings in 2009, released on Wednesday, are...

    26. March 4, 2015

      Fed feared Japan-scale crisis in 2009

      Leading Federal Reserve policy makers feared in 2009 that the US was spiralling into a Japanese-style economic crisis,...

    27. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2015

      The fog of financial crises, FOMC transcripts edition

      Given how tense and chaotic was the last half of 2008, Ben Bernanke had to make a number of decisions quickly and...

    28. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2015

      Fed releases 2009 meeting transcripts

      Opening one of the transcripts at random, the January 27-28 meeting starts with a casual laugh as Ben Bernanke observes...

    29. FT Alphaville

      March 2, 2015

      Of negative rates and golden retrievers

      Yes, yes, we should just look away, Bill Gross wants your clicks. But… It would be pretentious to say that I resembled...

    30. January 20, 2015

      US bonds boosted as rate rise moves back

      A rally in long-term US government bonds is accelerating as investors push back expectations for an increase in...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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