Posts Tagged ‘monetary policy’

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    Europe Day

    May 9, 11 • 376 Views • No Comments

    Can you imagine if every time someone from Brooklyn went to Manhattan, she had to use a different currency?   In an excellent NY Times Magazine article, economist Paul Krugman explains the euro zone. He tells how it began, describes the...  [read more]

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    Comparing Central Banks

    Apr 9, 11 • 392 Views • No Comments

    Perhaps we can divide the world between inflation fighters and recession fighters. Right now, most of the inflation fighters are in the developing world. In Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs), more expensive food and energy and growing demand are...  [read more]

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    More of a Contagious Disease

    Nov 23, 10 • 296 Views • No Comments

    From FT.com: “The Irish say they are not Greece. The Portuguese say they are not Irish. The Spanish finance minister said last week that Spain is not Portugal. There are no prizes for guessing what Italy is not.” Also, This BBC article does a good...  [read more]

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    QE2: Pros and Cons

    Nov 8, 10 • 690 Views • No Comments

    Reminding us that there is no such thing as a free lunch, The Washington Post has an excellent interactive summary of the pros and cons of a QE2 impact. But first…what is QE2? Through a second round of quantitative easing, the Federal Reserve will...  [read more]

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    Where is QE2 Going?

    Nov 6, 10 • 365 Views • No Comments

    Did you ever wonder how things really happen? We read about quantitative easing and hear some gigantic number but then…what? Who does it and how? In a Planet Money podcast, journalists visit the Fed and observe how one person implements Fed policy. It...  [read more]