All posts in category Monetary Policy

Random thoughts on economics

I think most people understand the supply and demand less than we think. That’s because supply and demand are more confusing and complex than what is taught in mainstream EC101 lectures today. Maybe you don’t think so, but I do. Suppose we asked students who have already taken EC101&102: “Oil prices fell. For this reason, […]

There is no reason to worry – yet

The Fed announced the CPI for May: 0.6% is still at a fast pace. But I don’t think we should worry. The rates announced so far match Claudia Sahm’s predictions: If we look at the PCE index, inflation has started to made-up its dip in 2020, but this does not necessarily imply that tightening is […]

Can overshooting also cause recession?

In recent years, the Fed predicted inflation would be below the target. For a while, inflation remained below 2%. It has risen above 2% this year, and it looks like it will stay around for a while. Actually, this situation itself is not a problem. Last summer, the Fed switched to “average inflation targeting,” which […]

Are you worried about inflation? Don’t be

Last summer, the Fed switched to “average inflation targeting.” The Fed’s main goal is to ensure that the PCE inflation will average around 2% over the long term and that future overshoots will compensate for any short-term discrepancies. Although a starting point is not specified, we can assume that January 2020 is the beginning. Therefore, according […]