Category Archives: Federal Reserve

How the Fed Promoted “Financial Dominance” and Shadow Banking by Promoting Repo

Yves here. This is a very important post, and sadly I’m not providing it with the introduction and commentary it warrants because I am scrambling to get organized to get out of town. By Daniela Gabor is associate professor in economics at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Originally published at the Institute […]


Economists Mystified that Negative Interest Rates Aren’t Leading Consumers to Run Out and Spend

Not only has it been remarkable to witness the casual way in which central banks have plunged into negative interest rate terrain, based on questionable models. Now that this experiment isn’t working out so well, the response comes troubling close to, “Well, they work in theory, so we just need to do more or wait […]


Inflation Targeting and Neoliberalism, Part 3

Yves here. In a bit of synchronicity, this post continues the theme of Dipherio’s podcast over the weekend on NAIRU, describing how other central banks around the world look at the issue of what inflation rate to try to achieve and why. I’m a little surprised that Epstein did not mention how the Fed kept […]