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Monetary policy and inflation in the 1980s

Martin S. Feldstein

Monetary policy and inflation in the 1980s

a personal view

by Martin S. Feldstein

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Inflation (Finance) -- United States.,
  • Monetary policy -- United States.,
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1980-1989.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMartin Feldstein.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no.4322
    ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16p. ;
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19593173M

    This revised second edition of Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle provides a rigorous graduate-level introduction to the New Keynesian framework and its applications to monetary policy. The New Keynesian framework is the workhorse for the analysis of monetary policy and its implications for inflation, economic fluctuations, and welfare. The early s recession in the United States began in July and ended in November One cause was the Federal Reserve 's contractionary monetary policy, which sought to rein in the high inflation. In the wake of the oil crisis and the energy .

    Monetary Policy and Open Market Operations in The Federal Reserve faced a turbulent year in the economy and in financial markets in as it sought to dampen inflationary pressures by restraining money and credit economy was buffeted by a num- ber of shocks, including sharp hikes in energy prices, heightened tensions in the Middle East, and rapidly. Monetary Policy Issues in the 's. A symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Jackson Hole, Wyoming August 9 - 10, Full publication. FORMULATING MONETARY POLICY IN THE S. Introductory Remarks RONALD L. TEIGEN; Issues in the Coordination of Monetary .

    A requirement for the study of macroeconomic behavior in the early s is an understanding of the monetary policy pursued by the Federal Reserve and of the way this policy was implemented. In an attempt to fulfill this requirement, the formulation and implementation of monetary policy are discussed below for the period Oct. to Dec.   During the s, many farm bankruptcies followed. The Great Depression of the s, the S&L fiasco of the s and s, and the farming crisis of the s are all testaments to the extremely destructive effects that an irresponsible monetary policy can have on a society. Policymakers allegedly created the Fed to prevent these sorts of.


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Monetary policy and inflation in the 1980s by Martin S. Feldstein Download PDF EPUB FB2

Monetary Policy and Inflation in the s: A Personal View Martin Feldstein. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in April NBER Program(s):Economic Fluctuations and Growth, Monetary Economics. This paper, which was written as a part of the NBER project on American economic policy in the s, reviews some of the major changes in monetary policy during that by: 3.

Get this from a library. Monetary policy and inflation in the s: a personal view. [Martin S Feldstein; National Bureau of Economic Research.]. Get this from a library. Monetary policy and inflation in the s: a personal view. [Martin S Feldstein; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Abstract: This paper, which was written as a part of the NBER project on American economic policy in the s, reviews some of the major changes in monetary policy during that period.

The paper. Downloadable. This paper, which was written as a part of the NBER project on American economic policy in the s, reviews some of the major changes in monetary policy during that period. The paper tries to explain why policies changed in the way that they did and looks particularly at the role of economists and economic analysis in shaping those developments.

The Monetary Policy of the Federal Reserve details the evolution of the monetary standard from the start of the Federal Reserve through the end of the Greenspan era. The book places that evolution in the context of the intellectual Monetary policy and inflation in the 1980s book political environment of the by: 6.

"Authoritative. This book will be very useful to graduate students and to others seeking an introduction to modern work in this area."―Michael Woodford, Columbia University "Systematic and concise. This is a fine book that is likely to become the key basic text for graduate courses on monetary policy."―Seppo Honkapohja, University of CambridgeCited by: recession, and ultimately reduce the monetary—induced rate of inflation.

Careful understanding of the short-run consequences of sharp fluctuations in the growth of money is crucial for the proper conduct of monetary policy. To avoid undesirable results such as recession or an over—heating of the economy, monetary policymakers must avoid policyFile Size: KB.

[Jordi Gali] Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the B(BookFi). Lessons on Monetary Policy from the s by Benjamin M. Friedman. Published in volume 2, issue 3, pages of Journal of Economic Perspectives, SummerAbstract: The half-decade running from mid to mid was a pretty good era for U.S.

monetary policy, as these things go. Even the se. Most modern central banks target the rate of inflation in a country as their primary metric for monetary policy - usually at a rate of % annual inflation. Lessons on Monetary Policy from the s Benjamin M.

Friedman T he half-decade running from mid to mid was a pretty good era for U.S. monetary policy, as these things go. A sharp easing of policy, beginning some time around midyearhelped set in motion a recovery from the.

NBER Program(s):Monetary Economics Monetary policy events in the United States during the s have led to important changes in thinking about monetary policy and in the actual conduct of policy.

The central event in this regard has been the collapse of relationships connecting familiar money to both income and by: Monetary Policy for the s by Lawrence Roos Lawrence K. Roos, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, describes what he termed the “shortcomings” of the past monetary policy actions and announces his enthusiastic support for the Feds recently announced change in the method by which future monetary policy will be conducted.

inflation, in economics, persistent and relatively large increase in the general price level of goods and services. Its opposite is deflation, a process of generally declining prices.

At the peak of the business cycle, monetary policy was aimed primarily at subduing inflation; at the trough of the business cycle, monetary policy was directed at spurring business activity.

By switching objectives between inflation and unemployment, both battles were by: The first, step [of a new economic policy] would be to bring down the curtain on the disastrous mone-tarist experiment of the last two Federal Reserve should be directed to cease and desist its mechanical monetary targeting and to set monetary policy with an eye to inflation and unem-ployment At the same time, the Fed should.

High inflation was a fact of life in the s and when Reagan took office it was still the worst thing plaguing the economy. Three years later it was gone and the economy was booming.

But Reagan exited office without the structural reform of monetary policy that he got with taxes. He left with unfinished business. "Examines the politics of economic policy, focusing on forecasting, inflation, interest rates, market expectations, financial crises, disruptions in global markets, and tax policy, as well as state and local government budgeting, financial management, and policy initiatives for 3/5(1).

researchers to understand the relationship between monetary policy, inflation, and the business cycle has led to the development of a framework—the so-called New Keynesian model—that is widely used for monetary policy analysis.

The following chapters offer an introduction to that basic framework and a discussion of its policy implications. Inflation began ratcheting upward in the mids and reached more than 14 percent in It eventually declined to average only percent in the latter half of the s.

While economists debate the relative importance of the factors that motivated and perpetuated inflation for more than a decade.

Monetary policy directly affects short-term interest rates; it indirectly affects longer-term interest rates, currency exchange rates, and prices of equities and other assets and thus wealth. Through these channels, monetary policy influences household spending, business investment, production, employment, and inflation in the United States.

In the s, moves meant to prevent unemployment instead did the opposite, rocketing inflation and creating one of the worst fiscal disasters of the century. Education GeneralAuthor: Leslie Kramer.Understanding Inflation in the s "Stabilization Policy Ten Years After," BPEA,p. Is an inflation equation specified in able to track the disinflation in.