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May 17, 2021

Money Aggregates, Debt, Pent-Up Demand, and Inflation: Evidence from WWII

Just as the government mobilized a massive economic effort during WWII, the effort to manage the COVID-19 pandemic is enormous. What parallels can be drawn between then and now? This Policy Hub article looks at some economic implications to answer this question.

Mar 29, 2021

Bank Supervisory Goals versus Monetary Policy Implementation

How might bank supervision interfere with the implementation of monetary policy? This Policy Hub article examines three recent cases of such interference and discusses possible changes to supervision.

Dec 22, 2020

Model Uncertainty and Policy Design

When doubts about the probability model of uncertainty exist, challenges to the design of optimal policy emerge. This Policy Hub article examines the policymaker's management of the public's pessimistic expectations and the implications of this idea.

Dec 18, 2020

Central Banks, Global Shocks, and Local Crises: Lessons from the Atlanta Fed's Response to the 1920–21 Recession

A devastating collapse in the price of cotton in 1920 led the Atlanta Fed to undertake policies to ameliorate the effects of the collapse. This Policy Hub article examines the ensuing contentious policy debate and its lasting impact on Federal Reserve policy making.

Nov 30, 2020

Financial Stability and the Coronavirus Pandemic

The macroeconomic shock induced by the coronavirus pandemic caused financial markets to shudder, and the fallout threatened the stability of the system. This Policy Hub article summarizes an Atlanta Fed research conference on the response of corporate credit markets to the pandemic shock.