September 20, 2023
Inflation expectations have been less sensitive to rising prices than they were in the 70s and 80s, facilitating the fight against inflation.
Inflation, the rate of change of prices, is very unpopular because it erodes purchasing power. Our posts explore the different causes of inflation and its economic costs; the difficulties associated with measuring inflation over time; the policy tools available to combat high inflation and their limitations; and insights into how inflation differs across sectors of the economy.
September 17, 2023
Peter Blair Henry joins EconoFact Chats to discuss lessons the Federal Reserve can draw from moderate disinflationary episodes in other countries.
June 11, 2023
Distinguished economic journalists Binyamin Appelbaum, Scott Horsley, Greg Ip, and Heather Long join EconoFact Chats for a broad-based discussion on the U.S. economy.
March 19, 2023
While a broader fallout from the the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank seems to have been averted, questions remain about banks’ risk-taking, and the adequacy of regulation.
February 5, 2023
How have previous periods of high inflation informed the Fed’s thinking in tackling inflation today? And what might Fed policy look like moving forward, given the easing of inflation in recent months?