The Bob Murphy Show

Scott Sumner on Why the Bernanke Fed Was Too Tight

The Bob Murphy Show
Robert P. Murphy

Scott Sumner is a monetary economist with the Mercatus Center. He famously argued in late 2008 that the Fed was too tight with monetary policy, and eventually he has convinced many economists of his views. In this episode he explains why interest rates and even monetary aggregates are not good indicators of the stance of monetary policy, whereas NGDP growth is much better.

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