Has the Fed Stabilized the Price Level?
Marc P. Giannoni and Hannah Herman The Federal Reserve Reform Act of 1977 established the monetary policy objectives of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates. The goal of “stable prices” has long been understood to mean a low positive inflation rate. On January 25, 2012, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) explicitly […]
A Way With Words: The Economics of the Fed’s Press Conference
When central bankers speak, traders, journalists, and politicians listen with bated breath.
At the N.Y. Fed: Managing the Risk of Catastrophes—Protecting Critical Infrastructure in Urban Areas
James Orr, Rae Rosen, Max Livingston, Kaivan K. Sattar, and Eric Stern Correction: An earlier version of this posting misspelled Stephane Hallegatte’s surname. We apologize for the error.
Historical Echoes: What Color Is My Day of the Week?
Black Monday, Black Friday, Green Monday, Black Thursday, Silver Thursday, Red Thursday, Black Tuesday – How to keep track?
Just Released: Lifting the Veil—For-Profits in the Higher Education Landscape
Higher education is pivotal in our society—yet, its landscape is changing. Over the past decade, the private, for-profit sector of higher education has seen unprecedented growth, and its market share is at an all-time high.
Intermediary Leverage Cycles and Financial Stability
The financial crisis of 2007-09 highlighted the central role that financial intermediaries play in the propagation and amplification of shocks.
Yen and Yang: The Response of the Nikkei to the Yen
To what extent are Japanese equities driven by changes in the value of the yen?
Just Released: November Empire State Manufacturing Survey Shows a Decline in Activity
The results of this morning’s November Empire State Manufacturing Survey point to slightly weaker conditions in New York’s manufacturing sector.
A Long Road to Economic Recovery for the U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands are a small and unique component of the Second Federal Reserve District.
Just Released: Deleveraging Decelerates and Household Balances Increase
Today, the New York Fed released the 2013:Q3 Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit.