Author Archives: Tom Clougherty

What’s at Stake in Britain’s EU Referendum?

On Thursday, Britain will vote on whether or not to leave the European Union (EU). As things stand, the race is too close to call: a week ago, “Leave” were surging in the polls; this week, things have swung back … Continue reading

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Cato Journal: Revisiting Three Intellectual Pillars of Monetary Wisdom

A new issue of the Cato Journal, which collects the proceedings of last year’s Annual Monetary Conference, was released last week.  Those proceedings include a paper by Claudio Borio, head of the Bank for International Settlement’s monetary and economic department, which Alt-M … Continue reading

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Competition in (British) Banking

Writing for FT.com’s “The Exchange” blog, economists Diane Coyle and Jonathan Haskel suggest that Britain’s regulators — namely, the Competition and Markets Authority and the Bank of England — have got it wrong on competition in banking.  The authors argue that “the … Continue reading

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Obama v. Brexit

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The Battle Lines over “Brexit”

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Quantitative Easing: A Requiem

When the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets in Washington next week, its members are widely expected to vote to raise interest rates for the first time since June 2006. By doing so, they will move towards monetary policy normalization, … Continue reading

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Rethinking Monetary Policy – Cato’s 33rd Annual Monetary Conference

More than two hundred people gathered at the Cato Institute last Thursday for our 33rd Annual Monetary Conference. Over the course of three addresses and four panel discussions, a distinguished cast of speakers — including St. Louis Fed president James Bullard, … Continue reading

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