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Thursday, October 23, 2014

''A Few Comments on QE''

After A Few Comments on QE, Bill McBride ends with:

...My view is QE was not a panacea, but overall QE was a success.  I was a frequent critic of the Fed prior to the financial crisis - I think the Fed was almost anti-regulation during the housing bubble, and initially the Fed was behind the curve when the crisis was looming - however once Bernanke became aware of the severity of the crisis, the Fed was aggressive and effective. Perhaps they were a little slow in implementing QE3 - and with low inflation an argument could be made now to extend QE - but overall I think QE was a success.

    Posted by on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM in Economics, Monetary Policy | Permalink  Comments (37)


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