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Frank Shostak

Tags Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Works Published inMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsAustrian Economics Newsletter

Frank Shostak is an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute. His consulting firm, Applied Austrian School Economics, provides in-depth assessments and reports of financial markets and global economies. He received his bachelor's degree from Hebrew University, his master's degree from Witwatersrand University, and his PhD from Rands Afrikaanse University and has taught at the University of Pretoria and the Graduate Business School at Witwatersrand University.

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What Do Supply and Demand Curves Really Tell Us? Not Very Much

PraxeologyPricesProduction Theory

10/21/2022Mises Media
It is easy to think of supply and demand curves as being key to economic analysis. In reality, they can't tell us much, and emphasizing them actually stands in the way of better understanding economic processes.
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Federal Reserve Tampering with Interest Rates Distorts the Shape of the Yield Curve

The FedFree MarketsInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog10/20/2022

In a free market, short-term and long-term rates would move toward convergence. Fed interference with interest rates ensures that won't happen.

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The Nobel for Government Intervention: Bernanke and Others Rewarded for Flawed Theories

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

Blog10/19/2022

This year's trio of Nobel winners in economics are short on actual economics and long on government intervention.

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What Do Supply and Demand Curves Really Tell Us? Not Very Much

PraxeologyPricesProduction Theory

Blog10/15/2022

It is easy to think of supply and demand curves as being key to economic analysis. In reality, they can't tell us much, and emphasizing them actually stands in the way of better understanding economic processes.

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Does Bank Lending by Itself Set Off Boom and Bust Cycles?

Central BanksInflationMoney and Banks

10/14/2022Mises Media
What happens when banks lend money? It depends on the lending process itself. If lending comes about because of an expansion of credit, then it creates problems.
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