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June 20, 2019

Monetary Policy
The Role of the U.S. Federal Reserve

The role of the Federal Reserve has transformed in the past decade, as it has deployed trillions of dollars to boost the U.S. economy while expanding its regulatory oversight of the nation’s financia…

Federal Reserve

September 25, 2018

Monetary Policy
Good News! The Federal Reserve is Surviving the Trump Era.

Improbably, the Federal Reserve is surviving the Trump era with its integrity intact. Jerome H. Powell, the Fed chairman since February, is quietly emerging as a skilled Washington operator.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before a Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing.

January 8, 2014

Global
Federal Reserve Policy and Emerging Markets

In his testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services' Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Benn Steil argues that changes in U.S. monetary policy can have significant impact on eme…

June 6, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Rising Pressure on Federal Reserve

Europe’s economic woes, a rough May jobs report (Bloomberg), and a recently growing specter of deflation could increase pressure on the Federal Reserve (WSJ). While one Wall Street economist sees clo…

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on July 21, 2010 (Molly Riley/Courtesy Reuters).

September 18, 2015

United States
Media Call: The Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Decision

CFR experts discuss the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision.

May 7, 2013

Economic Crises
Benn Steil on Federal Reserve Exit Strategy

MICHELLE CARUSO-CABRERA: Hi, everyone. Thanks so much for joining us on this call about this op-ed piece written for The Wall Street Journal by Benn Steil and Dinah Walker, "Bernanke Should Follow t…

July 10, 2009

Weekly Federal Reserve balance sheet update

This post is by Mark Dow This just hit my inbox, from the research team at Barclays. Since we’ve talked a fair amount of late about the Fed balance sheet, I thought I’d pass it on. "Weekly Federal …

December 17, 2015

United States
Media Call: Global Implications of the Federal Reserve's Decision to Hike Rates

Experts discuss the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates and what it means for markets and the global economy. 

January 24, 2019

United States
Federal Cybersecurity Needs Its Own Shutdown

The government shutdown could be disastrous for federal network security. In order to mitigate the risk, federal IT employees should shut down as much federal IT infrastructure as possible.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management building in Washington

December 1, 2014

United States
The Federal Reserve's Stanley Fischer on Inflation and Financial Stability

Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the board of governors at the Federal Reserve System, joins CFR Board Member Laurence D. Fink to discuss how the Federal Reserve System has evolved over time, and c…