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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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Looking at the Economic Myth of the "Soft Landing"

Booms and BustsThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog09/12/2022

Paul Krugman recently argued that the Federal Reserve can engineer a "soft landing" for the economy as it tries to deal with inflation. Such a view ignores economic realities.

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Inflation in the USA: Where Do We Stand Today?

The FedInflation

09/10/2022Mises Media
Biden has declared that the USA has "zero inflation" at present. Austrian economists say, "Not so fast."
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We Cannot Interpret Economic Data Unless We Know Economic Theory

Central BanksPraxeology

Blog09/09/2022

Logical positivism holds that theory is irrelevant to the empirical results. It is the other way around; One cannot understand or interpret economic data until one has a working economic theory in place.

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Throwing the Fed's Machinery in Reverse: Fed Interest Rate Policies Continue to Damage the Economy

Booms and BustsCentral BanksThe FedInflation

Blog09/07/2022

The Fed’s tampering with market signals undermines the process of wealth generation, thereby exerting an upward pressure on the time preference interest rate and the market interest rate.

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Does Reducing Unemployment through Government Spending Boost the Economy?

Booms and BustsKeynesUnemployment

Blog09/06/2022

The standard Keynesian play is to increase government spending in order to reduce unemployment and increase economic growth. Here's why it consistently fails.

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