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Milton Friedman and U.S. monetary history: 1961-2006

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  • Edward Nelson

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This paper brings together, using extensive archival material from several countries, scattered information about Milton Friedman’s views and predictions regarding U.S. monetary policy developments after 1960 (i.e., the period beyond that covered by his and Anna Schwartz’s Monetary History of the United States). I evaluate these interpretations and predictions in light of subsequent events.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in its series Working Papers with number 2007-002.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Publication status: Published in Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, May/June 2007, 89(3), pp. 153-82
Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlwp:2007-002

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Keywords: Federal Reserve System - History ; Friedman; Milton ; Economic history;

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  1. Costas Milas, 2007. "Does high M4 money growth trigger large increases in UK inflation? Evidence from a regime-switching model," Working Paper Series 25-07, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, revised Jul 2007.

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