U.S. Monetary Policy and the Prospective Structural Slump
54 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2011
Date Written: June 26, 2007
It was a huge mistake to see monetary policy as a static problem of engineering the desired balance between unemployment and inflation. The cyclical phases of economic expansion and contraction do not repeat themselves the same way twice in a row, so the monetary and fiscal remedies that worked last time should not work this time.
Keywords: Taylor Rule, fiscal policy, Great Recession of 2008, monetary policy, Freidrich Hayek, Keynes, asset inflation, housing bubble, FED policy, money supply
JEL Classification: Cll, C20, D40
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