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New Modes Of Monetary Policy: Qualitative Easing By The Fed


  • Philipp Bagus
  • Markus H. Schiml


Recent developments in monetary policy demand new analytical tools, in particular an analysis of central banks' balance sheets. During the sub-prime crisis the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve System deteriorated substantially. In this article we analyse the process of this deterioration in detail. Copyright (c) 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation (c) Institute of Economic Affairs 2009. Published by Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.

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  • Philipp Bagus & Markus H. Schiml, 2009. "New Modes Of Monetary Policy: Qualitative Easing By The Fed," Economic Affairs, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 29(2), pages 46-49, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecaffa:v:29:y:2009:i:2:p:46-49

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    1. Bagus, Philipp & Howden, David, 2014. "Central Bank Insolvency: Causes, Effects and Remedies," MPRA Paper 79605, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Rumiana GÓRSKA, 2014. "Balance Sheet of a Central Bank – A Source of Information about the Economic Position of a Country. A Comparative Study of USA and China," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 15(4), pages 497-504, October.
    3. Karanassou, Marika & Sala, Hector, 2010. "The US inflation-unemployment trade-off revisited: New evidence for policy-making," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 758-777, November.
    4. Bagus, Philipp & Howden, David, 2010. "The Term Structure of Savings, the Yield Curve, and Maturity Mismatching," MPRA Paper 79592, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Philipp Bagus & Markus H. Schiml, 2010. "A Cardiograph of the Dollar´s Quality: Qualitative Easing and the Federal Reserve Balance Sheet During the Subprime Crisis," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2010(3), pages 195-217.
    6. Bagus, Philipp & Howden, David, 2009. "The Federal Reserve System and Eurosystem's Balance Sheet Policies During the Financial Crisis: A Comparative Analysis," MPRA Paper 79588, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Bagus, Philipp & Howden, David, 2016. "Central Bank Balance Sheet Analysis," MPRA Paper 79801, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Karanassou, Marika & Sala, Hector, 2009. "The US Inflation-Unemployment Tradeoff: Methodological Issues and Further Evidence," IZA Discussion Papers 4252, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    9. Bagus, Philipp & Howden, David, 2009. "Qualitative Easing in Support of a Tumbling Financial System: A Recent Look at the Eurosystem´s Recent Balance Sheet Policies," MPRA Paper 79587, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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