March 8, 2008

Downturn Tests the Fed’s Ability to Avert a Crisis

Posted in Federal Reserve, Monetary Policy at 10:22 pm by davidprudente

Here’s an interesting article about the Fed and its impact on the economy from today’s New York Times. Sometimes there is no stopping the Business Cycle.

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January 18, 2008

Ben Bernanke

Posted in Articles, Federal Reserve, Monetary Policy at 6:54 am by davidprudente

Here is an interesting profile of Ben Bernanke, The U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman. This article will appear in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. It’s a bit long, but contains some interesting background about our Fed Chairman and monetary policy in general.

November 20, 2007

The Fed Forcasts Slower Growth Next Year

Posted in Economic Growth, Federal Reserve, Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy at 5:37 pm by davidprudente

Check out this brief article from today’s Boston Globe. The Fed thinks economic growth will slow over the next year and unemployment will increase. Based on what we’ve discussed in class, what indicators might the Fed be looking at in making this prediction? How’s ’bout I give you 1 extra credit point on tomorrow’s quiz for answering this correctly.

Here’s a little longer article from CNN.