policy rates

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Comparing interest rates to the Taylor rule

Taylor’s rule is a formula developed by Stanford economist John Taylor. It was designed to provide “recommendations” for how a central bank like the Federal Reserve should set short-term interest rates i.e. the “Policy rate” as economic conditions change to achieve both its short-run goal for stabilizing the economy and its long-run goal for inflation. Specifically, … Continue reading

When low rates beget lower rates (and more debt)

Stefano Fugazzi (ABC Economics) – Between December 2014 and May 2015, an average of $2 trillion in sovereign debt, much of it being issued within the Eurozone, was trading at negative yields. Current interest rates (also known as “policy rates”) are lower than at the height of the 2008-09 crisis both in nominal and real terms. Although policymakers have … Continue reading

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