All posts tagged interest rates

IS-LM is not a useful model

I have to admit that I have rarely used the IS-LM model since I became interested in economics. Instead, I find the AD-AS model much more useful. Of course, this does not mean that there is a major theoretical flaw in the IS-LM model. Rather, I think that the inferences that economists make by looking […]

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 […]

Original Sin of the Macroeconomics

I’ve been reading articles on the Keynesian/NeoFisherian debate for a while. It’s an interesting debate for me. Before commenting on the debate, I’d better start from the Great Recession. After the Great Recession, three “heterodox” objections arose in monetary economics – schools of thought that reject the mainstream models. In my opinion, all three objections […]