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Frank Hollenbeck

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Frank Hollenbeck has held positions as Senior Economist at the State Department, Chief Economist at Caterpillar Overseas, and as an Associate Director of a Swiss private bank, and is a former lecturer at the International University of Geneva.

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The ECB and the Negative-Interest-Rate Game

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

05/28/2015Mises Daily Articles
The European Central Bank is continuing with its negative interest rate policy, but it's not having the desired effect. Instead, the central bank is just filling the void by buying up government debt with newly created money.
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Our Current Illusion of Prosperity

Booms and BustsU.S. Economy

04/01/2015Mises Daily Articles
The Fed and Washington politicians tell us how well the economy is doing, but the problems of the last financial crisis remain, and if we look closer, we find stagnant wages, ageing equipment, and lenders looking to scrape the bottom of the barrel.
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Five Steps to Fixing Greece’s Debt Problem

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

03/04/2015Audio/Video
The Europeans have decided to limit funding and credit extended to the Greeks. This puts the Greek financial system under pressure, but there are free-market solutions that could set the Greeks on the path to a sound economy, writes Frank Hollenbeck . This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay...
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Five Steps to Fixing Greece’s Debt Problem

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

03/04/2015Mises Daily Articles
The Europeans have decided to limit funding and credit extended to the Greeks. This puts the Greek financial system under pressure, but there are free-market solutions that could set the Greeks on the path to a sound economy.
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Bad Idea: Devaluing Currency to Help Exporters

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

02/13/2015Mises Daily Articles
When a central bank devalues a currency, it is often said that the devaluation will help exporters, and thus the whole country, as a result. But this simplistic analysis ignores the many downsides of inflating the currency.
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