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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.

All Works

What Determines a Currency Exchange Rate?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/02/2018

As far as the currency exchange rate determination is concerned, the essential variable is the relative changes in the purchasing power of various monies. 

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The Keynesian Multiplier Is an Illusion

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/27/2018

Keynes's writings remain as influential today as they were 80 years ago. Isn't it time for a re-evaluation?

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Low Unemployment Is Not the Cause of Inflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/16/2018

An overheating economy emerges once expenditure rises without being backed up by production, a situation that emerges when the money stock is increasing.

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Improving Expectations Won't Improve the Reality of Economic Conditions

Booms and Busts

Blog04/06/2018

Central banks can put in motion a prolonged deviation of expectations from the facts of reality. But they can't keep it up forever. 

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Why Mainstream Economists Don't See Recessions Coming

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/03/2018

Recessions grow out of government and central-bank interventions that direct resources away from true wealth generating activities — and toward bubble activities.

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