The Federal Reserve’s Role in the Global Economy: A Historical Perspective
he Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas sponsored the Bank?s centennial conference analyzing the evolution of the U.S. central bank, from its beginnings 100 years ago to its future influencing global monetary policy. The gathering, held Sept. 18?19 at the Dallas Fed, included the inaugural Robert V. Roosa Memorial Lecture, a conversation with former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul A. Volcker. The conference was organized by Dallas Fed Vice President and Globalization Institute Director Mark A. Wynne and institute senior fellow Michael D. Bordo, a ...
Five Years of Research on Globalization and Monetary Policy: What Have We Learned?
ive years ago the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas created the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute to promote research that would help us better understand the implications of globalization for the conduct of monetary policy in the United States. We are now half a decade into this research program, and the institute?s 2012 annual report is a fitting place to assess what has been accomplished over the past five years.
First steps: developing a research agenda on globalization and monetary policy
This essay reviews some of the issues we see as crucial to advancing our understanding of globalization?s implications for U.S. monetary policy and highlights some of the research we have been doing to shed light on these issues.
T-Shirt's Journey to Market
The life of a T-shirt ? from its origins in a Lubbock, Texas, cotton field to its final days in a usedclothing store in Tanzania?aptly tells the story of globalization, comparative advantage, trade regimes, proximity to market and modern retailing.
The Trilemma in Practice: Monetary Policy Autonomy in an Economy with a Floating Exchange Rate
For many emerging-market economies, swings in the global financial cycle make the trilemma more of a dilemma. Without restrictions on international capital flows, monetary independence is not possible, even for a country with a floating exchange rate.
Conference on globalization, political economy and trade policy
On April 24 and 25, 2009, the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute joined with Southern Methodist University to cosponsor a conference on Globalization, Political Economy and Trade Policy at SMU?s Collins Executive Education Center. Nine scholarly papers were presented and discussed in three sessions.
Gauging International Shocks and Their Implications
The Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute cosponsored a conference on ?International Linkages in a Globalized World and Implications for Monetary Policy? with the School of International Business Administration at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE) and Shanghai Institute of Finance and Law. The event was held at SHUFE on June 21?22.
Financial Frictions Conference: Reviews Paths to Monetary Policy Objectives
The Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute hosted ?Financial Frictions and Monetary Policy in an Open Economy,? March 16?17, in Dallas. The conference brought together theoretical and empirical researchers to examine how financial frictions?often using models in which company balance sheets appear prominently?affect monetary policy in an open economy.
The financial crisis, trade finance and the collapse of world trade
As economic activity in many parts of the world started to recover in the latter half of 2009, trade volumes picked up.
Africa—Missing Globalization's Rewards?
Globalization increases integration of world economies through trade, financial ties, information exchange, technology and the movement of people. The rising importance of world trade and capital flows reflects enhanced economic and financial linkages. Nations with superior access to world markets can more fully exploit their competitive advantages, opening their economies to international competition. With greater capital flows and freedom of capital movement, resources more effectively move to their most productive locations, contributing to rising living standards.