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Audit the Federal Reserve?

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  • Barnett, William A.

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An independent institute for monetary statistics is needed in the United States. Expanded Congressional audit would be a second best alternative, but would not fully address the needs and would carry risks.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 20261.

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Date of creation: 26 Feb 2010
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Keywords: Federal Reserve; data institute; audit; GAO; monetary aggregation; index number theory;

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  1. Burton A. Abrams, 2006. "How Richard Nixon Pressured Arthur Burns: Evidence from the Nixon Tapes," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 20(4), pages 177-188, Fall.
  2. Barnett, William A. & Chauvet, Marcelle, 2010. "How better monetary statistics could have signaled the financial crisis," MPRA Paper 24721, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Barnett, William A & Offenbacher, Edward K & Spindt, Paul A, 1984. "The New Divisia Monetary Aggregates," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 92(6), pages 1049-85, December.
  4. William Barnett & Apostolos Serletis & W. Erwin Diewert, 2005. "The Theory of Monetary Aggregation (book front matter)," Macroeconomics 0511008, EconWPA.
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  1. Audit the Federal Reserve?
    by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2010-02-24 14:33:00

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