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The euro zone is heading for deflation

The euro zone is heading for deflation

This is Daily Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard quoting me on the risk of deflation in the euro zone:

The graph Bernanke should look at before 'exiting' anything

The graph Bernanke should look at before 'exiting' anything

Here is the Federal Reserve's mandate:

A modest proposal for post-Chavez monetary reform in Venezuela

A modest proposal for post-Chavez monetary reform in Venezuela

Let's just say it as it is - I was very positively surprised by the massive response to my post on the economic legacy of Hugo Chavez. However, as somebody who primarily wants to blog about monetary policy it is a bit frustrating that I attract a lot more readers when I write about dead authoritarian presidents rather than about my favourite topic - monetary policy.

2008 was a large negative demand shock - also in Canada

2008 was a large negative demand shock - also in Canada

Scott Sumner has a follow-up post on Nick Rowe's post about whether a supply shock or a demand shock caused the Canadian recession in 2008-9. Both Nick and Scott seem to think that the recession in some way was caused by a supply shock.

Hugo Chavez's economic legacy - the two graph version

Hugo Chavez's economic legacy - the two graph version

Today (March 5th) - on the 60 year anniversary of Stalin's death - Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez passed away.

Sorry David C, but you can blame Bernard Connolly (I am doing that...)

Sorry David C, but you can blame Bernard Connolly (I am doing that...)

In the Christensen family we believe in efficiency - so we are three generations of Christensen men that have their birthdays over a period of just five days. My dad - grandfather Flemming on March 1 (66 years), my son Mathias yesterday (3 years) and myself today (42 years). So I shouldn't really be blogging - it is my birthday after all and this morning my friend David C in South Korea wrote me on Facebook that I should not think about Market Monetarism today. I normally listens to David's suggestions, but not this time.

Having fun with structural VAR models and the importance of monetary policy rules

Having fun with structural VAR models and the importance of monetary policy rules

I am deeply skeptical about how much we can learn from econometrics, but if you do it right doing econometric studies can sometimes be an worthwhile effort.

Michael Darda on Bloomberg radio

Michael Darda on Bloomberg radio

Michael Darda is not only a nice guy - he is also clever. But frankly speaking it is a bit boring always being in agreement with him.

It's Frankfurt that should be your worry - not Rome

It's Frankfurt that should be your worry - not Rome

This week investors have been spooked by the election outcome in Italy, but frankly speaking is there anything new in that shady characters are doing well in an Italian election? Is there anything new in a hung parliament in Italy? Nope, judging from post-WWII Italian political history this is completely normal. Ok, Italian public finances is a mess, but again that not really news either.

Bernanke knows why 'currency war' is good news - US lawmakers don't

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