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Monetary policy frameworks and indicators for the Federal Reserve in the 1920s

The 1920s and 1930s saw the Fed reject a state-of-the-art empirical policy framework for a logically defective one. Consisting of a quantity theoretic analysis of the business cycle, the former framework featured the money stock, price level, and real interest rates as policy indicators. By contrast, the Fed?s procyclical needs-of-trade, or real bills, framework stressed such policy guides as market nominal interest rates, volume of member bank borrowing, and type and amount of commercial paper eligible for rediscount at the central bank. The start of the Great Depression put these rival sets ...
Working Paper , Paper 00-07

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The evolution of small change

Western Europe was plagued with currency shortages from the 14th to the 19th century, at which time a `standard formula' had been devised to cure the problem. We document the evolution of mon- etary theory, policy experiments and minting tech- nology over the course of six hundred years. In a companion paper, we use a cash-in-advance model of commodity money to provide an analytical frame- work for the problem of small change.
Working Paper Series, Macroeconomic Issues , Paper WP-97-13

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The new neoclassical synthesis and the role of monetary policy

Macroeconomics is moving toward a New Neoclassical Synthesis, which like the synthesis of the 1960s melds Classical with Keynesian ideas. This paper describes the key features of the new synthesis and its implications for the role of monetary policy. We find that the New Neoclassical Synthesis rationalizes an activist monetary policy which is a simple system of inflation targets. Under this "neutral" monetary policy, real quantities evolve as suggested in the literature on real business cycles. Going beyond broad principles, we use the new synthesis to address several operational aspects of ...
Working Paper , Paper 98-05

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The monetary approach to exchange rates : its historical evolution and role in policy debates

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Economic Review , Volume 64 , Issue Jul , Pages 2-9

Journal Article
Dennis H. Robertson and the monetary approach to exchange rates

Economic Review , Volume 66 , Issue May , Pages 19-26

Working Paper
Monetary aggregation theory and statistical index numbers

This paper is the first of two from the Monetary Services Indices (MSI) Project at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The second paper, Working Paper 96-008B, summarizes the methodology, construction and data sources for the an extensive new database of monetary services indices, often referred to as Divisia monetary aggregates, for the United States. This paper surveys the microeconomic theory of the aggregation of monetary assets, bringing together results that are not otherwise readily available in a single source. In addition to indices of the flow of monetary services, the Project's ...
Working Papers , Paper 1996-007

Journal Article
John Wheatley's theory of international monetary adjustment

Economic Quarterly , Issue Sum , Pages 69-85

Discussion Paper
The 2007 Summer Workshop on Money, Banking and Payments: an overview

The 2007 Summer Workshop on Money, Banking, Payments and Finance met at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland this summer, as we have over the past several years. The following document summarizes and ties together the contributions presented at the workshop this year.
Policy Discussion Papers , Issue Dec

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Monetarism is dead; long live the quantity theory

Review , Issue Jul , Pages 3-18

Speech
Welcoming remarks

a speech at the Fourth Conference of the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy, Washington, D.C.
Speech , Paper 247

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