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Are Negative Interest Rates and Quantitative Easing Compatible? An Interview with Christian Noyer

April 29th, 2016

While the U.S. Federal Reserve holds its cautious course toward higher interest rates, European central bankers have doubled down on ultra-low interest rates in the form of negative interest rates.  We recently spoke with Christian Noyer, honorary governor of the Banque de France, to get his thoughts on these extraordinary monetary measures, whether negative interest rates and quantitative easing are compatible, and whether central bank actions that may work in theory will work in practice.

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Why is Good Politics Bad Economics?

May 24th, 2016

Gail FolserAs the U.S. election season grinds on, the promises of what government can do for Americans become increasingly rosy.  We have come a long way from President John F. Kennedy’s famous challenge to Americans in his 1961 inaugural speech: “Ask not what your country can do for you.  Ask what you can do for your country.”

The Consequences of the Fed’s Data Dependence

June 29th, 2016

In December 2015, the Fed raised interest rates for the first time since June 2006.  At the time, median projections from Federal Open Market Committee members called for four additional rate hikes in 2016, with a median projected Fed funds rate of 1.4 percent by the end of the year.

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September 5th, 2016

On September 5, 2016, The GailFosler Group (GFG) will convene a private, high level group of select CEOs, Chairmen, and top policy leaders in London to exchange and synthesize their views on key global business issues.

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June 17th, 2016

This report revisits and advances the global growth scenarios we introduced in our November 2015 Global Outlook report, Charting a New Path.


This briefing presents our views on what the May 2016 jobs report means for employment trends and the Fed’s policy stance going forward.


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