Tag Archives: Bank of England

Ultra-low interest rates

Read my latest Oxford University Press blog post on ultra-low rates.  The post is based on a presentation I will make at the SUERF/OeNB/BWG Conference on  “Asset-liability management with ultra-low interest rates,” at the Austrian National Bank in Vienna on … Continue reading

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Transparency at the Fed

Read my latest Oxford University Press blog post on Transparency at the Fed.

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Monetary cosmopolitans

Should you hire a foreigner to run your central bank?  Read my op-ed on the Monetary Cosmopolitans at Project Syndicate.

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A 22nd Amendment for the Fed?

See my op-ed on limiting the term of the Fed chair, syndicated by the McClatchy-Tribune News Service.

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Will the Brits go negative?

A little over a year ago, I argued that the Federal Reserve should consider charging banks for the privilege of holding their reserves.  The reasoning for this is straightforward: charging interest on banks (instead of paying interest, as the Fed … Continue reading

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Wanted: Central Banker

A couple of weeks ago, the Economist magazine ran an unusual “help wanted” ad.  The Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, will retire in June and the British government is looking for a replacement. On the one … Continue reading

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Playing Chicken in the City (Chicken à la King?)

It looks the banking news from Britain will continue to be interesting for a while. The Treasury and Bank of England Governor Mervyn King are lining up in support of the as-yet unreleased report of the UK Independent Commission on … Continue reading

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