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Innovative Federal Reserve Policies During the Great Financial Crisis

Douglas D. Evanoff, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, USA, George G. Kaufman, Loyola University Chicago, USA, A. G. Malliaris, Loyola University Chicago, USA,
Published: 01 Jun 2018
© 2018 D. D. Evanoff, G. G. Kaufman and A. G. Malliaris
Financial markets
Monetary PolicyFinancial HistoryUnited States of AmericaFederal ReserveHousingMacroprudential RegulationQuantitative EasingFinancial-Stability ToolRecessionFinancial Crisis
Table of contents:
1. Unconventional Monetary Policy in Theory and in Practice
2. Monetary Policy with a Large Balance Sheet: Lessons from the Financial History of the United States
3. The Federal Reserve's Balance Sheet as a Financial-Stability Tool
4. Lessons from the US Experience with Quantitative Easing
5. Macroprudential Regulation: Different Strokes for Different Folks
6. The Costs and Benefits of Shrinking the Fed's Discount Window
7. Stretching the Financial Safety Net to its Breaking Point
8. Housing and Other Price Bubbles: The Buildup, the Burst, and the Impact
9. What Caused the Great Recession in the Eurozone?
10. The Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee's Views on Systemic and Payments System Risks

Innovative Federal Reserve Policies During the Great Financial Crisis

This book, Innovative Federal Policies During the Great Financial Crisis, contains discussions of unconventional monetary policies, policy changes to address systemic and payments systems risks, new macroprudential policies, the 'stretching' of the financial safety net, changes in the Fed's liquidity funding facility (the discount window), use of the Fed's balance sheet as a tool of monetary policy, and alternative means to deal with real-estate asset bubbles and potential financial instability.

The 10 chapters in this book offer a unique analysis of several innovative approaches by the Federal Reserve that contributed to the stabilization of the US economy following the Great Recession. What unique policies were implemented? Toward what goal? Were they effective? Were there unintended consequences? Additionally, but less thoroughly, events in the Euro market are also discussed, and policies (and their impact) of the ECB are critiqued.

Based on papers presented at the 91st Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International Meetings in Portland, Oregon, 2016, Innovative Federal Policies During the Great Financial Crisis adds significantly to the debate over why innovative or unconventional policies were needed, how they were implemented and how effective they were.

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