Review: American Monetary Policy Since the Financial Crisis

by James D. Hamilton, reproduced from EconBrowser.com The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced on Thursday that it had sold the last remaining securities from its Maiden Lane III portfolio, successfully closing the chapter on its assistance to insurance giant AIG. I thought this would be a good occasion to review the various measures that the …

Spain and The Runaway Euro Bailout Train

By EconMatters Spain finally bowed to the rising interest rates and the billions of euros worth of bad loans at Spain’s regional governments to ask for a loan.  After emergency talks between Euro Zone finance ministers on Saturday, Spain will get up to $125 billion from the European Union (EU) to bail out its banking system.