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Monetary Policy and Inflation in the 1980s: A Personal View


  • Martin Feldstein


This paper, which was written as a part of the NBER project on American economic policy in the 1980s, reviews some of the major changes in monetary policy during that period. The paper tries to explain why policies changed in the way that they did and looks particularly at the role of economists and economic analysis in shaping those developments.

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  • Martin Feldstein, 1993. "Monetary Policy and Inflation in the 1980s: A Personal View," NBER Working Papers 4322, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:4322
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    1. Martin Feldstein, 1992. "The Recent Failure of U.S. Monetary Policy," NBER Working Papers 4236, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Martin Feldstein, 1983. "Inflation, Tax Rules, and Capital Formation," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number feld83-1, January.
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    1. Atif Mian & Amir Sufi & Emil Verner, 2017. "How do Credit Supply Shocks Affect the Real Economy? Evidence from the United States in the 1980s," NBER Working Papers 23802, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit


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