Nine Months of Monetary Restraint: What’s Next?

Nine Months of Monetary Restraint: What’s Next?


Faced with the highest inflation in 40 years, the Federal Reserve decided a year ago to adopt a restrictive monetary policy. Although there is widespread agreement monetary policy has turned restrictive, it is less clear just how restrictive monetary policy has been and what effect it will have on the economy and inflation.
Measuring Monetary Restraint
There are two ways to measure the impact of monetary policy. One is to use the change in interest rates. This is the Fed’s preferred measure. Specifically, the Fed targets the o …

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