Program: Monetary

Monetary Policy and Sustainability

16-20 June, 2014
Conferences, Monetary | Tags: Inequality, QE, Resource Security
Monetary policy has wide ranging effects on the economy and society as a whole. The actions taken by central banks with regard to interest rate levels, inflation targets, and exchange rates are key factors in investment decisions and play a significant role in the distribution ... continue reading

Does Inflation Really Hurt the Poor More than the Rich?

| 26 May 2014
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Inequality, Inflation
After being neglected for decades, income and wealth inequality are back at the center of economic discussions. Recent work by the IMF, renowned economists like Joseph Stiglitz (e.g. in his book “The Price of Inequality”), as well as the lively debate generated by Thomas Piketty’s ... continue reading

Inflation and Income Inequality in Developed Economies

| 15 May 2014
Monetary, Working Papers | Tags: Inequality, Inflation
This paper explores the empirical link between income inequality and inflation in ten OECD countries over the period 1971 to 2010. In addition to inflation, we include six control variables ... continue reading

Monetary Policy and Resource Security

22-24 April, 2014
Monetary, Workshops | Tags: Commodities, Energy, Resource Security
Resource security – the capacity to meet current and future demand for food, water, land, energy and minerals – has been a key concern for policymakers for a long time. As global consumption levels rise, debates on how to safeguard natural capital are moving up ... continue reading

Monetary Policy and Inequality

3-4 April 2014
Monetary, Workshops | Tags: Inequality
The Council on Economic Policies (CEP) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta organized a workshop on Monetary Policy and Inequality on 3-4 April 2014 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Since the beginning of the 1990s, income and wealth inequality has been rising in ... continue reading