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The Road Ahead for the Fed
The Road Ahead for the Fed

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978-0-8179-5001-9
Pub Date: 
July 17, 2009
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A TIMELY DIALOGUE ON THE MOST IMPORTANT ECONOMIC INSTITUTION IN THE WORLD

The Federal Reserve is the single most important economic policy institution in the United States. Its recent unprecedented actions and interventions have raised serious concerns in many quarters about inflation, as well as the independence and effectiveness of the Fed. In The Road Ahead for the Fed, a group of expert contributors examine the recent actions of the Federal Reserve and discuss how the Fed arrived at this position, how it can best deal with the road ahead, and how it might reduce the likelihood of crisis-driven interventions in the future.

The authors suggest directions for the Fed going forward by drawing on past political, historical, and market principles. They then explain how the Fed arrived at its current unprecedented position and offer practical suggestions on how to exit. And although they concur that market-based mechanism and regulatory reforms will help keep the Fed on the road to good monetary policy in the future, they offer a range of views about whether to emphasize markets or government reform.

AUTHORS: George P. Shultz, Allan H. Meltzer, Peter R. Fisher, Donald L. Kohn, James Hamilton, John B. Taylor, Myron S. Scholes, Darrell Duffie, Andrew Crockett, Michael J. Halloran, Richard J. Herring, and John Ciorciari



ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE ROAD AHEAD FOR THE FED

A broken financial system; a great recession; enormous challenges for The Federal Reserve. Financial institutions, the markets and the Fed itself will never be quite the same. John Taylor and John Ciorciari have brought together a highly knowledgeable and experienced group to analyze the issues and make useful and provocative proposals. The Road Ahead for the Fed couldn't be more timely.

-Paul A. Volcker, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Chairman of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board

With so much at stake for the Fed and the world's financial markets, this timely and thoughtful book is a must read. Twelve leading experts critically analyze and candidly debate the most crucial issues facing the Fed, from the need for an exit strategy to incentive-based market reforms. Economic policy makers should take their ideas and recommendations under advisement.

-Mickey D. Levy, Chief Economist, Bank of America

This is a book both to read and to keep on your bookshelf. You will find essays here that will make you smile in agreement and shake your head in disagreement, perhaps both, for the authors are not only smart, but opinionated. But this is a distinguished group, and their opinions are very well-informed, very much worth reading, and very timely.

-Alan S. Blinder, Former Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Professor of Economics at Princeton University



ABOUT THE EDITORS

John B. Taylor is the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

John D. Ciorciari is an assistant professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.


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