Posts Tagged ‘Federal Reserve’

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    Consumer Financial Protection

    Jul 27, 10 • 299 Views • No Comments

    I have been curious about why the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP), established by the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, is an independent bureau within the Federal Reserve. While I have not discovered a satisfactory answer, I have learned...  [read more]

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    A New Fed?

    Mar 25, 10 • 277 Views • No Comments

    “Independent” is the first word that comes to mind when I think about the Federal Reserve. Overseeing the supply of money and credit, the Fed is supposed to be an independent Federal agency. I wonder how the following basics of the Dodd...  [read more]

  • A Fourth Monetary Policy Tool

    Feb 15, 10 • 326 Views • No Comments

    The chasm between economics textbooks and real life has grown larger. It is just tough to keep up. Looking at monetary policy, the most typical tool used by the Federal Reserve takes students so very logically to the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). If...  [read more]

  • Can Less Become More for the Federal Reserve?

    Feb 1, 10 • 236 Views • No Comments

    Econ talk lecture (January 11, 2010) http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2010/01/belongia_on_the.html Michael Belongia, University of Mississippi economics professor (and past St Louis Fed ecoonmist) interviewed by Russ Roberts It was a good interview. (a little...  [read more]