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COVID-19 in US – Economy will experience a quick rebound says former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke also said Wednesday the U.S. economy will experience a quick rebound after a “very sharp” recession. “If there’s not too much damage done to the workforce, to the businesses during the shutdown period, however long that may be, then we could see a fairly quick rebound,” Bernanke told CNBC’s … Continue reading

Bernanke / There’s a long way to go before raises rates

“In particular, even after unemployment drops below 6.5 percent, and so long as inflation remains well behaved,” he continued, “the (Fed Open Markets) Committee can be patient in seeking assurance that the labor market is sufficiently strong before considering any increase in its target for the federal funds rate Continue reading

Bernanke / Fighting Unemployment Is A Better Cure Than Austerity

The Federal Reserve chairman, in testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on Wednesday, suggested that ending the nation’s long-term unemployment crisis would be a more effective way of shrinking government deficits and debt than the austerity cocktail funneled down our throats by Congress and the White House in recent years. “The loss of … Continue reading

US Unemployment: On the Supernatural Rate

The Natural Rate Hypothesis has been around us for … since Freidman presidential adress (1968?). Economists know that the definition lies on shaky grounds: the general “equilibrium” referred to in the definition has never existed or proven to exist. But assuming it does exist, we should add a concept acounting for the huge gap between … Continue reading

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