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A Letter to Ben Bernanke

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  • N. Gregory Mankiw

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This paper discusses five questions the incoming chairman of the Federal Reserve must ponder as he assumes his new post. How important are monetary rules? Should the Fed adopt inflation targeting? Should he be free with his opinions? Should he be a high-profile public figure? Is it more important to be good or lucky?

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Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal American Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 96 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 182-184

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Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:96:y:2006:i:2:p:182-184

Note: DOI: 10.1257/000282806777212026
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Cited by:
  1. Efrem Castelnuovo, 2006. "Assessing Different Drivers of the GreatModeration in the U.S," "Marco Fanno" Working Papers 0025, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche "Marco Fanno".
  2. Lendvai, Julia, 2006. "Inflation dynamics and regime shifts," Working Paper Series, European Central Bank 0684, European Central Bank.

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