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The Need to Return to a Monetary Framework

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This paper examines the 100-fold increase in reserve balances at the Federal Reserve during 2008. By looking at the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve and factors influencing the supply and demand for reserves, the paper shows that the increase was due to large purchases of securities and loans to certain sectors and institutions. Such actions constitute a combination of monetary policy and industrial policy, or a mondustrial policy. This characterization raises questions about the future of the Federal Reserve and suggests the need to return to a monetary framework that controls the money supply while the interest rate is zero and establishes rules for setting the interest rate.Business Economics (2009) 44, 63–72. doi:10.1057/be.2009.1

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  • John B Taylor, 2009. "The Need to Return to a Monetary Framework," Business Economics, Palgrave Macmillan;National Association for Business Economics, vol. 44(2), pages 63-72.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:buseco:v:44:y:2009:i:2:p:63-72
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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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