New edition of IMFS Newsletter online available

In the IMFS Update August 2017, Volker Wieland, Managing Director of the IMFS, strongly supports a more rule-oriented approach in monetary policy. In his opinion, the European Central Bank (ECB) should already have started phasing out quantitative easing.

These are the topics of the IMFS Update August:

  • IMFS Distinguished Lecture with Jens Weidmann, President of Deutsche Bundesbank, on 14 September

  • R-Star Wars - John Williams, President of the San Francisco Fed, and Volker Wieland discuss about the neutral rate of interest, moderated by John B. Taylor (with video)

  • Comparing models - the first research conference of the Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison Network (MMCN)

  • New IMFS research database helps you finding information regarding monetary policy, central bank law, financial stability and regulation

  • New IMFS working papers and publications

  • Interview with IMFS graduate Robert C. M. Beyer, World Bank


The IMFS Update August 2017 is available here.

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