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The Fed’s tapering gives us the chance to focus on the economy’s real problems

Horwitz, Steven (2013) The Fed’s tapering gives us the chance to focus on the economy’s real problems. LSE American Politics and Policy (26 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last week, in his final press conference as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke announced that the Fed would be ‘tapering’ its program of buying Treasury and mortgage-backed securities (also known as quantitative easing or QE) by $10 billion a month starting January. Steven Horwitz argues that this move has been long overdue as the Fed’s policy of QE has had limited effect on the economy and has created a significant inflationary risk if the economy does begin to grow again. He writes that the Fed’s next challenge will be to determine how it can offload the trillions worth of reserves it now holds.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 13:02
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58427

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