Professor Frederic Mishkin: Monetary Policy Strategy: Lessons from the Crisis
From: Sunday March 27, 2011, 12:00 pm
To: Sunday March 27, 2011, 2:00 pm
On 17th March 2011, Professor Frederic Mishkin presented his paper 'Monetary Policy Strategy: Lessons from the Crisis'. Abstract: This paper examines what we have learned and how we should change our thinking about monetary policy strategy in the aftermath of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. It starts with a discussion of where the science of monetary policy was before the crisis and how central banks viewed monetary policy strategy. It will then examine how the crisis has changed the thinking of both macro/monetary economists and central bankers. Finally, it looks how much of the science of monetary policy needs to be altered and draws implications for monetary policy strategy. [paper] Frederic S. Mishkin is the Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and from September 2006 to August 2008 was a member (governor) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He has also been a Senior Fellow at the FDIC Center for Banking Research, and past President of the Eastern Economic Association. Since receiving his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976, he has taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Princeton University and Columbia. He has also received an honorary professorship from the Peoples (Renmin) University of China. From 1994 to 1997 he was Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and an associate economist of the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve System. Professor Mishkin's research focuses on monetary policy and its impact on financial markets and the aggregate economy. He is the author of several bestselling books, has published over one hundred and fifty articles in professional journals and books, and holds editorial duties at a number of top academic journals.
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