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Author Cömert, Hasan, author.
Title Central banks and financial markets : the declining power of US monetary policy / Hasan Cömert.
Published Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar, [2013]
©2013
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 Floor2  HG501 .C66 2013    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 186-199) and index.
Contents Foreword -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Co-evolution of Monetary Policy and the US Financial System: Declining Effectiveness of US Monetary Policy -- 3. Decreasing Balance Sheet Constraints on Financial Firms -- 4. Weakening Relationship between the Federal Funds Rate and Long-term Interest Rates: Decreasing Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in the US -- 5. Did the Fed Create the US Financial Crisis of 2008? 6. Concluding Remarks.
Summary In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, there has been increasing debate over the appropriate role of central banks in mitigating economic disaster. This timely volume combines detailed historical and econometric analyses to explore the profound changes that occurred within the US financial system from the 1980s to the present, and shows how these changes have affected the US economy. Hasan Cömert demonstrates how dramatic shifts in the financial system undermined the ability of the US Federal Reserve to control the price and quantity of credit. He identifies several key factors that facilitated this loss of control, including deregulation, rapid financial innovations, increased financial integration and a number of policy decisions implemented within the Federal Reserve itself. Through a combination of several methods, including historical and institutional analyses, descriptive statistics, simulation and econometric techniques, the author provides a well-rounded and vitally important picture of the US financial system and offers insightful policy recommendations for the future.
Subject Monetary policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Monetary policy -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Banks and banking, Central -- United States.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
ISBN 9781781004043 (hbk.)
1781004048 (hbk.)
1781004056 (ebook)
9781781004050 (ebook)
OCLC number 828417171