Saturday, 22 July 2017

Euro

Unintended Monetary Policy Effects – Tale II: ECB Crisis Policies

July 16, 2017

The Federal Reserve’s (Fed) and European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy responses to the recent financial disasters offer two tales of unintended consequences. Our previous post outlined the undesired effects of the Fed’s policies. In this post, we suggest that the ECB’s stabilization policies did not only fail to achieve its goals. Monetary policy has also […]

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Hot Money, Cold Credit

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
May 23, 2013

By  Steve H. Hanke This article appeared in the June 2013 issue of Globe Asia.   Money matters — it’s a maxim of Prof. Milton Friedman that I repeat often in my columns. Since the Northern Rock bank run of 2007 — the “opening shot” of the financial crisis — the money supply, broadly measured, in […]

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2012 Currency Rankings In Terms of Gold

Posted by Devin Roundtree
January 2, 2013

by Devin Roundtree Now that 2012 has come and gone, here are the 15 most traded currencies ranked by their performance against the yellow metal. Among the top performers, the New Zealand dollar and Swedish Krona should not come as a big surprise; the central banks of both countries have gained a reputation for relatively […]

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Bad Advice for the Greeks

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
October 15, 2012

 by Patrick Barron This summer Roger Bootle won Lord Wolfson’s £250,000 prize for the best advice for a country leaving the European Monetary Union (one may assume that this advice is aimed at Greece). A more statist, anti-liberal policy than his could hardly be envisioned, which is a sad commentary on the mindset of the judges […]

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Two Legends in Economics Wrestle Over the Euro’s Future

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
September 28, 2012

By Shawn Tully FORTUNE — Robert Mundell and Allan Meltzer rank among the most influential economists of the past half-century. Mundell, a professor at Columbia University, garnered a Nobel Prize in 1999, in part for his work in defining what he calls “optimum currency areas.” No academic has ever enjoyed such success seeing his theories into […]

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