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Re-visiting: “Towards a new monetary regime for Iceland”

Re-visiting: “Towards a new monetary regime for Iceland”

The question of what is the best monetary policy regime for Iceland has come up in the Icelandic election campaign and particularly it has been suggested that Iceland introduce a currency board.

Russia’s economy dodged a bullet, no thanks to Mr. Putin

Russia’s economy dodged a bullet, no thanks to Mr. Putin

Se my latest article at Geopolitical Intelligence Services on how a floating exchange rate have helped Russia avoid economic collapse here.

Rational investors and irrational voters

Rational investors and irrational voters

It seems like there is a bit of a gap opening between prediction markets and opinion polls when it comes to the likely outcome of the US presidential elections in recent days.

It’s time to rediscover ECB’s reference value for M3 growth

It’s time to rediscover ECB’s reference value for M3 growth

A couple of days ago I read an interview with ECB’s former chief economist Otmar Issing about the euro crisis. I frankly speaking didn’t find the interview particularly interesting and Issing brings little new to the discussion.

Venezuela can’t defy gravity

Venezuela can’t defy gravity

This is from my latest article over at Geopolitical Intelligence Services:

“Make America Keynesian Again”

“Make America Keynesian Again”

Today I was asked to do an interview with a Danish radio station about Donald Trump and about whether one could say anything positive about him or rather about his economic agenda. I declined to do the interview. I frankly speaking has nothing positive to say about Trump.

“Make America Keynesian Again” part 2

“Make America Keynesian Again” part 2

In yesterday’s blog post I wrote about why I believe it is the combination of Donald Trump’s fiscal stimulus plans (infrastructure investments and tax cuts) combined with the Federal Reserve’s willingness not to (fully) offset this, which has pushed inflation expectations in the bond markets up very significantly since Tuesday.

Donald Trump will replace Janet Yellen with a DOVE in 2018

Donald Trump will replace Janet Yellen with a DOVE in 2018

Some have suggested that when Janet Yellen’s term as Federal Reserve chair expires in 2018 then Donald Trump will try to replace her with a more “hawkish” chairman.

Lessons for today: The conflict between Reagan and Volcker

Lessons for today: The conflict between Reagan and Volcker

President Reagan and the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Paul A. Volcker, met Monday to discuss monetary and budget policy, Administration officals confirmed today…

We miss you Uncle Milty

We miss you Uncle Milty

10 years ago today – I was at a Christmas party with my then employer Danske Bank when we got the sad news. Milton Friedman my big hero had died.

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