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The Fed's Next Head

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US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's aggressive response to the 2008 financial crisis has been both praised and scorned. As Bernanke's term nears its end and the race to succeed him heats up, Project Syndicate's experts consider the future of Fed policy – and what it means for the global recovery.

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  1. Fischer, the Fed, and US Growth

    Fischer, the Fed, and US Growth

    Dec 23, 2013 Jeffrey Frankel endorses the recent selection of Stanley Fischer to succeed Janet Yellin as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board.

  2. The Fed’s Surprise and Yellen’s Challenge
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    The Fed’s Surprise and Yellen’s Challenge

    Oct 10, 2013 Mohamed A. El-Erian on the Federal Reserve's declining effectiveness.

  3. Whose Central Bank?
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    Whose Central Bank?

    Aug 31, 2013 J. Bradford DeLong thinks the Fed should be a steward of the economy, not of big banks.

  4. US Interest Rates Will Continue to Rise
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    US Interest Rates Will Continue to Rise

    Aug 28, 2013 Martin Feldstein on the sources of upward pressure on us interest rates.

  5. The Greenspan Temptation
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    The Greenspan Temptation

    Aug 27, 2013 Simon Johnson on the power of the Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  6. The Changing of the Monetary Guard
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    The Changing of the Monetary Guard

    Aug 5, 2013 Joseph E. Stiglitz endorses Janet Yellen to head the US Federal Reserve.

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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei

    Taiwan’s experience suggests that the attempted assassination of former US President Donald Trump may provide him with enough sympathy votes to return to the White House. Barring a dramatic shift, such as President Joe Biden being replaced by a more dynamic nominee, the prospects for a Democratic victory appear dim.

    draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.
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    The Supreme Court Just Sabotaged the US Economy

    Kenneth Jacobs considers the implications of a decision that will hobble federal rulemaking and unleash a wave of litigation.
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    Gen Z’s Growing Consumer Power

    Wolfgang Fengler explains how the generation’s enormous economic potential will unfold over the next two decades.
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    Why Is China’s Consumption Rate So Low?

    Zhang Jun thinks Chinese households are spending more than official data indicate, but that more support is needed.
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    South Korea Is Caught in the Crossfire of the US-China Trade War

    Anne O. Krueger warns that America’s recent policy shifts could jeopardize a critical strategic alliance in East Asia.
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    What to Do About the Taliban’s Gender Apartheid

    Gordon Brown proposes how international pressure can be brought to bear to reverse the regime's ban on girls' education.
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    What Labour Needs to Succeed

    Mariana Mazzucato & Sarah Doyle share lessons from other countries about how to implement an effective industrial strategy.

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