Monetary Policy Comes of Age: A 20th Century Odyssey

FRB Richmond Economic Quarterly, Vol. 83, No. 1, Winter 1997, pp. 1-22

22 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2012

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Marvin Goodfriend

Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

The strength of the Federal Reserve's commitment to low inflation is truly a milestone in the history of U.S. monetary policy. Using advances in monetary economics, the Fed has been able to identify policy mistakes that led to high and volatile inflation in the past. Learning from experience, the Fed has transformed its understanding into operational principles to ensure that such mistakes do not happen again. The Fed has successfully applied these principles in the pursuit of low inflation for some time now.

Suggested Citation

Goodfriend, Marvin, Monetary Policy Comes of Age: A 20th Century Odyssey (1997). FRB Richmond Economic Quarterly, Vol. 83, No. 1, Winter 1997, pp. 1-22. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2129865

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