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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Oct 7, 2019

Bill Nelson is a chief economist at the Bank Policy Institute and was previously a deputy director of the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board, where his responsibilities included monetary policy analysis, discount window policy analysis, and financial institution supervision. Bill has written widely on the Fed’s operating system, and he joins the show today to talk about it, as well as the recent turmoil in money markets. David and Bill also discuss the possibility of the Fed moving back to a corridor system, the stigma surrounding banks using the discount window, and the story of recent supply and demand dislocation in repo markets.


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*Two Little-Noticed and Self-Inflicted Causes of the Fed’s Current Monetary Policy Implementation Predicament* by Bill Nelson


*Fed at a Crossroads* by Bill Nelson


*Bank Regulations and Turmoil in Repo Markets* by Francisco Covas & Bill Nelson


*What Just Happened in Money Markets, and Why it Matters* by Bill Nelson


*Impending Money Market Volatility Prompts Warning Light for LCR Tune-Up* by Bill Nelson & Brett Waxman


*Design Challenges for a Standing Repo Facility* by Bill Nelson


*A Former Fed Insider Explains the Internal Debate over QE3* by Bill Nelson


*Get Up Off The Floor* By Bill Nelson


*FOMC Go Home* by Bill Nelson


*Understanding the Fed’s Implementation Framework Debate* by Bill Nelson’s_implementation_framework_debate_Review05.pdf


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