Keeping Track of the Financial Crisis & Regulatory Reform
- What Would Milton Friedman Do?
- "What Would Milton Friedman Say about Fed Policy Under Bernanke?" by David Beckworth and William Ruger, CATO Institute Commentary, October 20, 2010.
- "Channeling Milton Friedman" by David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2010.
- "Milton Friedman vs. the Fed" by Allan H. Meltzer, The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2010.
- "Friedman, Bernanke and the Fed's libertarian critics" by Gavyn Davies, Financial Times Blogs, November 9, 2010.
- "Interview with Thomas Sargent," The Region, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, September 2010.
- "Uniqueness or similarity? Japan's post-bubble experience in monetary policy studies." Keynote address by Mr Masaaki Shirakawa, Governor of the Bank of Japan, at the Second International Journal of Central Banking (IJCB) Fall Conference, Tokyo, September 16, 2010.
- Note: The following are selected articles from the Thirty-Fourth Annual Economic Policy Conference of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis,
Debt, Financial Markets, and Monetary Policy, October 15-16, 2009,
published in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, July/August 2010.
"Editor's Introduction" by William T. Gavin.
"Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policy" by Vasco Cúrdia and Michael Woodford.
"New Monetarist Economics: Methods" by Stephen Williamson and Randall Wright.
"Asset Prices, Liquidity, and Monetary Policy in the Search Theory of Money" by Ricardo Lagos.
"Reading the Recent Monetary History of the United States, 1959-2007" by Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Pablo Guerrón-Quintana, and Juan F. Rubio-Ramírez.
- May 19, 2010. James Bullard's Letter to Senators in Support of McCaskill's Amendments to Regulatory Reform Bill.
- "Volcker Letter to Lawmakers Opposing Amendments to Audit the Fed," The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2010.
- "Bernanke Letter to Dodd Opposing Amendments to Audit the Fed," The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2010.
- Note: The following three papers were modified from a panel discussion given at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's policy forum, Policy Lessons from the Economic and Financial Crisis, December 4, 2009, published in the Federal Reserve Bank of St.
Louis Review, May/June 2010.
"Three Lessons for Monetary Policy from the Panic of 2008" by James Bullard.
"Getting Back on Track: Macroeconomic Policy Lessons from the Financial Crisis" by John B. Taylor.
"Questions about Fiscal Policy: Implications from the Financial Crisis of 2008-2009" by N. Gregory Mankiw.
- Alan S. Blinder presented "Quantitative Easing: Entrance and Exit Strategies" at the 2010 Homer Jones Lecture, April 1, 2010. Related news articles.
- "Preserving a Central Role for Community Banking," by Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, at the Independent Community Bankers of America National Convention, Orlando, Florida, March 20, 2010.
- "The IMF's Inflation Illusion," by Axel A. Weber and Phillip Hildebrand, The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2010.
- February 23, 2010. James Bullard's letter to Senators Bayh, Bunning, and Corker on the critical role played by the Federal Reserve in the supervisory process. Related news articles.
- Raghuram G. Rajan Speaks at 2009 Homer Jones Lecture, April 15, 2009.
- "More Money: Understanding Recent Changes in the Monetary Base" by William T. Gavin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, March/April 2009.
May 10, 2010
President James Bullard Addresses Questions on Regulatory Reform Proposals
Part 1: Do you support capping the size of financial firms?
Part 2: What are your thoughts on a regulatory council?
Part 3: Will regulatory reform address the problem of runs on financial institutions?
Part 4: What should be done about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
Part 5: What should be the responsibility of a systemic risk regulator?
Part 6: Does the credit rating system need reform?