Yellen

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The FED / Yellen’s Semiannual Testimony – Total increase in employment since its trough to more than 12 million jobs

Since my appearance before this Committee in February, the economy has made further progress  toward the Federal Reserve’s objective of maximum employment, while inflation has continued to run below the level that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) judges to be most consistent over the longer run with the Federal Reserve’s statutory mandate to promote … Continue reading

The Political Stance of Monetary Policy in US – Janet Yellen on Inequality

No doubt there are some political risks here. But was she supposed to remain silent on inequality for her entire tenure? For the Chair of the nation’s most powerful economic institution to ignore one of most powerful economic trends of our time would be close to a dereliction of duty. Arguments are raging over the … Continue reading

Monetary Policy in US, September 17, 2014 – There is sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing improvement in labor market conditions

The Committee currently judges that there is sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing improvement in labor market conditions. In light of the cumulative progress toward maximum employment and the improvement in the outlook for labor market conditions since the inception of the current asset purchase program, the Committee decided to make … Continue reading

Yellen – Job gap means rates stay low

“The larger the shortfall of employment or inflation from their respective objectives, and the slower the projected progress toward those objectives, the longer the current target range for the federal funds rate is likely to be maintained,” Yellen said today to the Economic Club of New York.  The gap, in both cases, is large, with … Continue reading

Today in US / Yellen and unemployment in the Senate

The Senate is back today from the holiday break, and will confirm Janet Yellen as the next chair, and the first woman chair, of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Senators start work at 2 p.m., and will move to Yellen at 3 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote to confirm her — … Continue reading

US / Efforts to boost hiring an “imperative” says Yellen at a hearing

Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday robustly defended the Federal Reserve’s bold steps to spur economic growth, calling efforts to boost hiring an “imperative” at a hearing into her nomination to become the first woman to lead the U.S. central bank Continue reading

US / Possible Fed Successor, Janet Yellen, Has Admirers and Foes

Ms. Yellen is now widely viewed as a logical candidate to succeed the current Fed chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, when his term ends in January 2014. She has worked closely with him in shaping and building support for the Fed’s campaign to stimulate the economy and bring down unemployment. But some of Ms. Yellen’s critics … Continue reading

Fed / Aggressive easing needed says Yellen in an address to AFL-CIO

The Federal Reserve’s aggressive easing of monetary policy is warranted given the still-battered state of the U.S. labor market, Fed Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen said on Monday. In an address to the politically influential AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. labor group, Yellen, a potential successor to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke next year, bemoaned the unusually weak … Continue reading

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