In this guest post, Bill Nelson, formerly a deputy director of the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Monetary Affairs and the current chief economist of The Clearing House, explains how the open-ended asset purchase programme caused Fed officials to rethink their approach to managing the balance sheet.
In this guest post, Manmohan Singh of the International Monetary Fund and Phil Prince of Pine River Capital Management argue that the use of longer-term securities as collateral for short-term borrowing should affect how central bankers think about “money”. All views expressed are of the authors only and do not represent the opinions of the IMF or Pine River Capital.
A morally odious theory is empirically unsupportable and increasingly questioned by a younger generation of central bankers. Expect politicians to make more noise about the Fed’s controversial choices after Yellen is gone.