All posts tagged inflation

 Brace for impact

2022 has been a year full of uncertainties for the global economy so far, and it looks like it will continue. Rising inflation, the invasion of Ukraine, and supply chain problems arising from China and Russia… None of this makes the Fed’s job any easier. But even before all this, the Fed had begun to […]

Sticky Wages: The Key Problem of Macro

The reason we worry about recessions is mostly involuntary unemployment. Because recessions cause employment fluctuations, and this affects the entire economy. But, why do recessions cause employment fluctuations? Indeed, this question is one of the most important questions at the heart of macroeconomics, and it shows us why nominal variables and wage stickiness is so […]

Indicators of A Good Monetary Policy

There has been a heated debate lately about whether inflation is transitory or not. I think I caught this discussion a little late, but for various reasons, it took me quite a while to finalize this post, and I see no reason not to share it now. Note that most of the post was written […]

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 […]