Tag Archives: Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)

Birdwatching at the Federal Reserve

Read my Oxford University Press blog post on the changing membership of the Federal Reserve’s policy-making body, the Federal Open Market Committee, and the consequences for US interest rates.

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Don’t panic: it’s October

Read my last Oxford University Press blog post on the Fed’s decision not to raise interest rates in their September meeting.

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Changing the rules at the FOMC

Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) has introduced a measure that would change the membership of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the group within the Federal Reserve that sets short-term interest rates by intervening in the federal funds market. The FOMC … Continue reading

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