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Frank Shostak

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

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsAustrian Economics NewsletterMises Daily Article

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, master's degree from Witwatersrand University and 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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Should the Fed Print More Money When "Demand for Money" Rises?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/07/2018

Creating money out of thin air always sets the boom-bust cycle in motion, even when there's an increase in the demand for money. 

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How Business Owners Take Cues From Interest Rates

Blog06/01/2018

To keep market share, business owners must respond to increases in consumer demands — even if owners suspect demand is being goosed by money printing.

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Saving — not Spending — Is the Engine of Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/24/2018

To build wealth, we must first build capital and greater productivity. And that depends on savings.

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Why Do Economists Make so many Arbitrary Assumptions?

Blog05/16/2018
Various assumptions employed by mainstream economists appear to be of an arbitrary nature. The assumptions seem to be detached from the real world.
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A Policy of Price Stability Leads to Instability

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/09/2018

Money is not neutral, and changes in the money supply set into motion a variety of unpredictable movements. 

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