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The Fed's Effect on Deficits and Debt

As monetary policy watchers descend upon Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual economic policy symposium, we...
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How a Fed Rate Increase Could Affect the Budget

Today, the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed's interest rate setting and deliberative body that meets eight times a year, could announce...
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The Federal Reserve Budget Gimmick In The House Transportation Bill

The transportation bill that the House passed last week contains a budget gimmick worth almost $60 billion (Wall Street Journal Paywall). The...

Yellen: High Debt Could Undermine Flexibility

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered testimony on the Semiannual Monetary Policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. Not...

Fed and Treasury 'rowing in opposite directions'

The Federal Reserve's efforts to help the economy recover through quantitative easing (QE), twisting, and tapering have made front page news without...
Dec 18, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

The FOMC Tapers, But That's Not All!

In a move that has been discussed and anticipated for months, the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee announced that it would slightly...

As the Fed Meets, CRFB Quantifies Interest Rate Risk Facing the Budget

Beginning tomorrow, the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed's interest rate setting and deliberative body that meets eight times a year -- will...
May 22, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Chairman Bernanke Testifies Before the Joint Economic Committee

This morning, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before the Joint Economic Committee regarding the current economic climate. He...
Jan 11, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Federal Reserve Makes $88.9 Billion in Profit

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced in a preliminary estimate that it had made a profit in 2012 and transferred $88.9 billion to the Treasury....

QE 3.1: The Fed Gets Specific

In September, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced a third round of quantitative easing, consisting of purchases of mortgage-backed...

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