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A beginning central banker with a twist

The ECB Goes Rogue

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This horrible work “macroprudential”

From @MacroPru tweet and yb video

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Ten ways to tell you might be sitting next to an economist (The Economist on Airline safety)

“AN ACADEMIC economist was taken off a plane last week after a fellow passenger became suspicious. He was feverishly scribbling what she thought was “terrorist code” or foreign lettering into a notebook. It turned out that Guido Menzio, an Italian … Continue reading

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Central banks – the new normal

Central banking and monetary policy – which will be the new normal? is a one day conference co-organized by SUERF/BAFFI Carefin. Right on time BIS has published research discussing negativity of negative interest rates. https://www.bis.org/publ/qtrpdf/r_qt1603e.htm Financial Times discusses the matter … Continue reading

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The challenges of central bank divergence

“The US is years ahead of the EU in recovery and so at a different stage of the monetary policy cycle”- writes Financial Times http://on.ft.com/1TyzuYo

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Charles Wyplosz on ECB communication

ECB minutes: What they really tell us “The ECB has finally begun releasing the minutes of its policymaking meetings, something the world’s major central banks have been doing since the 1990s. This column asks whether the publication of these minutes … Continue reading

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Big Bad Wolf of Financial markets – financial innovations

The more I read about financial market and reasons of the current crisis – the more amazed I am and the more I like this job. Such an entertainment! Currently I read a CEPR report from 2009 about market regulation … Continue reading

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