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Central bank policy towards inflation

Economic Review , Issue Spr , Pages 31-40

Working Paper
Does the Federal Reserve have an informational advantage? you can bank on it

Even in a world with rational expectations, it has been well established theoretically that if the central bank possesses information superior to that available to the public, there is room for effective and socially beneficial countercyclical monetary policy. This paper tests whether confidential information from bank supervisors could be one source of any such informational advantage. In particular, we examine whether information gained from bank supervision activities could substantially improve the forecasts of macroeconomic variables important for guiding monetary policy. We find that ...
Working Papers , Paper 98-2

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An economic analysis of liquidity-saving mechanisms

A recent innovation in large-value payments systems has been the design and implementation of liquidity-saving mechanisms (LSMs), tools used in conjunction with real-time gross settlement (RTGS) systems. LSMs give system participants, such as banks, an option not offered by RTGS alone: they can queue their outgoing payments. Queued payments are released if some prespecified event occurs. LSMs can reduce the amount of central bank balances necessary to operate a payments system as well as quicken settlement. This article analyzes the performance of RTGS systems with and without the addition of ...
Economic Policy Review , Volume 14 , Issue Sep , Pages 25-39

Speech
Improving survey measures of inflation expectations

Remarks at Forecasters Club of New York, New York City.>
Speech , Paper 49

Conference Paper
Foreword: Macroeconomic Challenges: the Decade Ahead: Economic Policy Symposium

Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole

Speech
The global battle over central bank independence

January 4, 2013. Presentation. "The Global Battle Over Central Bank Independence." NABE Panel Discussion: "Federal Reserve Independence in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis: Should We Be Worried?" AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.
Speech , Paper 208

Journal Article
Panel discussion: inflation targeting

Review , Volume 86 , Issue Jul , Pages 165-183

Working Paper
Random coefficients models of the inflationary consequences of discretionary central bank behavior

Working Papers , Paper 8704

Journal Article
Reflections of a central banker

From the early years of Sproul's presidency until the Treasury-Federal Reserve Accord of 1951, Federal Reserve policy was subordinated to the Treasury's wartime and postwar financing needs. In this 1955 speech, Sproul speaks of the resurgence of flexible monetary policy. He invites the academic economists in his audience to turn their attention to the study of central banking issues and to contribute in this way to informed monetary policy decisions. Sproul's address provides an overview of the structure, techniques, and objectives of the Federal Reserve System and gives particular attention ...
Quarterly Review , Issue Special , Pages 21-28

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