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Unconventional monetary policies and central bank independence

Remarks at the Central Bank Independence Conference?Progress and Challenges in Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
Speech , Paper 119

Comments on 'Financial Conditions Indexes: A New Look after the Financial Crisis'

Remarks at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Annual U.S. Monetary Policy Forum, New York City.
Speech , Paper 16

A bit better, but very far from best

Remarks at the Fordham Corporate Law Center Lecture, New York.
Speech , Paper 2

Managing the Federal Reserve's balance sheet

Remarks at 2010 CFA Institute Fixed Income Management Conference, Newport Beach, California.
Speech , Paper 32

The economic outlook and the Fed's balance sheet: the issue of \\"how\\" versus \\"when\\"

Remarks at the Association for a Better New York Breakfast Meeting, Grand Hyatt, New York.
Speech , Paper 3

The U.S. economic outlook

Remarks at the Washington and Lee University H. Parker Willis Lecture in Political Economics, Lexington, Virginia.
Speech , Paper 20

Regional and national economic conditions

Remarks before the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Florham Park, New Jersey.
Speech , Paper 87

Conducting monetary policy: rules, learning and risk management

Remarks at the C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, New York City.
Speech , Paper 82

The topology of the federal funds market

The recent turmoil in global financial markets underscores the importance of the federal funds market as a means of distributing liquidity throughout the financial system and a tool for implementing monetary policy. In this paper, we explore the network topology of the federal funds market. We find that the network is sparse, exhibits the small-world phenomenon, and is disassortative. In addition, reciprocity loans track the federal funds rate, and centrality measures are useful predictors of the interest rate of a loan.
Staff Reports , Paper 354

Large-scale asset purchases by the Federal Reserve: did they work?

Since December 2008, the Federal Reserve's traditional policy instrument, the target federal funds rate, has been effectively at its lower bound of zero. In order to further ease the stance of monetary policy as the economic outlook deteriorated, the Federal Reserve purchased substantial quantities of assets with medium and long maturities. In this paper, we explain how these purchases were implemented and discuss the mechanisms through which they can affect the economy. We present evidence that the purchases led to economically meaningful and long-lasting reductions in longer-term interest ...
Staff Reports , Paper 441



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