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  • Manufacturing PMIs around the world

    posted to EconWeekly on Wed 2nd Oct 13

    The composite, headline index for global manufacturing improved slightly, to 51.8 from 51.6. The output index and the input price index were both up, but new orders and employment were down. The decline in the new orders index does not bode well for the near-term

  • The government shutdown

    posted to EconWeekly on Wed 2nd Oct 13

    1. FAQ about the impact on federal workers, on the Washington Post.2. 66 questions and answers about the shutdown, by USA Today.3. Martin Wolf is appalled by how and why the shutdown is happening. He writes about the possible default too.Added on Oct. 2, at

  • 20130926 Links: debt ceiling; noses; interview with Spain's PM; why do we work so much; the Sagrada Familia

    posted to EconWeekly on Thu 26th Sep 13

    1. Americans think that the raising the debt ceiling should not be unconditional, by Bloomberg (hat tip to Tyler Cowen at MR). I agree with Tyler: it's time to elect a new people.2. Man gets a new nose grown on his forehead, from BBC news. His original nose

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  • How the Fed took the money out of monetary policy

    posted to EconWeekly on Sat 22nd Mar 08

    The Federal Reserve used to have only a few tools to do its job that is, until it got the genie out of the bottle. Sometimes quietly, other times conspicuously, the Fed is surely changing the way it creates liquidity.(Jim Hamilton has been narrating these changes

  • The Fed's new tools (II)

    posted to EconWeekly on Fri 18th Apr 08

    Last week I described the traditional tools of the Fed (open market operations and the discount window) and an old, but less well-known one (repurchase agreements). Then I described the first innovation, the Term Auction Facility, inaugurated in December.This

  • The Fed's new tools (I)

    posted to EconWeekly on Fri 11th Apr 08

    By popular demand, I improved and expanded the notes I published a couple of weeks ago about the new tools of the Federal Reserve. I have added instruments that are not in place yet but the Fed considers using. I have ended up with a very long post, so I have

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  • From Disinflation to Deflation?

    posted to Econbrowser on Mon 9th Aug 10

    It's a schizophrenic world. On one side, there are lots of people worried about hyperinflation [0], despite forward looking indicators of inflation signalling quiescence [1] and actual price indicators going downward. On the other are those who actually look

  • real yields according to TIPS seems fairly low in historical perspective

    posted to Libertarian Democrat Point Of View on Tue 2nd Jun 09

    From Econbrowser:"High Anxiety (about Interest and Inflation Rates) In March 2001, I was tasked to follow developments in Japanese macro policy (including monetary, exchange rate, and banking recapitalization issues). Readers will be tempted to ask what this

  • High Anxiety (about Interest and Inflation Rates)

    posted to Econbrowser on Mon 1st Jun 09

    In March 2001, I was tasked to follow developments in Japanese macro policy (including monetary, exchange rate, and banking recapitalization issues). Readers will be tempted to ask what this has to do with current events. Well, at the time, Japan was facing