Posts Tagged ‘quantitative easing’

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    How the Fed Helped Harley

    Dec 8, 10 • 110 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Financial Markets, Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    Have you ever thought about how, every month or every week, businesses have money for paychecks? One answer is commercial paper. It is amazing that commercial paper is central to so much economic activity and few people have even heard of it. Simply defined,...

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    QE2: Pros and Cons

    Nov 8, 10 • 216 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Households, International Trade and Finance, Macroeconomic Measurement, Money and Monetary PolicyNo 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...

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    Where is QE2 Going?

    Nov 6, 10 • 124 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Financial Markets, Money and Monetary PolicyNo 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...

  • What Does Quantitative Easing Do?

    Sep 26, 10 • 126 Views • Money and Monetary Policy1 Comment

    A quantitative easing limerick: “I’m afraid,” said Bernanke to Geithner, “The debt crisis still has lots of bite in ‘er. Though it may cause some ranklin’ I’ll print lots more Franklins; We’ll loosen our money,...