Milton Friedman and the Contemporary Monetary Policy
AbstractMilton Friedman, American Nobel price winner for Economics, was one of the most important economists in the 20th century. He contributed to the development of macroeconomic theory as well as to the new concept of monetary policy. In the area of economic theory two of main Friedman´s contributions are recorded: the new interpretation of the Quantity Theory of Money and the theory of the Natural Rate of Unemployment. In the area of economic policy his criticism of neo-Keynesian orientation to the stimulation of effective demand and the interest rate targeting is mentioned and his recommendation to manage the money supply is underlined. Friedman´s criticism of the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve during the Great Depression is also paid attention to as well as the contemporary monetary policy of the American central bank.
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Volume (Year): 2012 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Postal: Český finanční a účetní časopis, Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, nám. W. Churchilla 4, 130 67 Praha 3
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- B22 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Macroeconomics
- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
- E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
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