Uncurrent Events: The Great Inflation

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Browse FRASER’s historical resources documenting the U.S. “Great Inflation” of the 1970s and the Fed’s policy responses. Read more

Category: Uncurrent Events

FRASER Features: Monetary Policy Timeline

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Follow more than 100 years of the evolution of Federal Reserve monetary policy, including significant innovations in the Fed’s understanding and use of it, with our new FRASER timeline. Read more

Category: FRASER Features

Staff Picks: Nomination Hearings

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Romer and Romer cite nomination hearings for potential Federal Reserve Chairs as a useful indicator of their monetary policy beliefs and, thus, behavior. Read more

Category: Staff Picks

Uncurrent Events: Martin’s Punch Bowl Metaphor

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The economic punch bowl: Fed Chair William McChesney Martin was the first Fed official to offer the concept of the Federal Reserve taking away the punch bowl just as the party gets going, which is shorthand for recognizing what a tough job it is to help guide the economy. Read more

Category: Uncurrent Events
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