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Fed’s Effective Lower Bound Constraint on Monetary Policy Created Uncertainty



Uncertainty about the economy increased when the Fed reduced the federal funds rate to its effective lower bound because the constraint restricted the Fed?s ability to stabilize the economy. As a result, a much stronger negative relationship between uncertainty and economic activity emerged during and shortly after the Great Recession.

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  • Michael D. Plante & Alexander W. Richter & Nathaniel A. Throckmorton, 2017. "Fed’s Effective Lower Bound Constraint on Monetary Policy Created Uncertainty," Economic Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, vol. 12(11), pages 1-4, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:feddel:00051

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    1. Ioannis N. Kallianiotis, 2018. "Exchange Rate Dynamics: The Overshooting Model (With Sticky Prices)," International Journal of Economics and Financial Research, Academic Research Publishing Group, vol. 4(2), pages 38-45, 02-2018.

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