By David WesselIn this 15-minute video, Ken Kuttner, the Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics at Williams College, describes the elements of unconventional monetary policy: the Federal Reserve’s large-scale asset purchases, also known as quantitative easing, and the Fed’s use of forward guidance, or statements that give financial markets and the public information about where the Fed expects to take short-term interest rates.
Charter schools: Good or bad for students in district schools?
Friday June 07, 2019
As charter school enrollments grow, are school districts so weakened by financial losses that teaching and learning must suffer? Or does competition spur traditional public schools and districts to improve—for the benefit of all? [author-bio] There are bodies of research and policy advocacy on both …
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Kuttner also summarizes the research that economists have done to determine how – and how well – unconventional monetary policy worked over the past decade. Kuttner’s presentation is drawn from a paper commissioned by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, “Outside the box: Unconventional Monetary Policy in the Great Recession and Beyond.” Kuttner’s annotated slides are posted on this page – where you can also read more on unconventional monetary policy and how well it worked.
Peter Jackson’s Restored and Colorized WW1 Film is Unlike Anything I’ve Seen
Wednesday November 28, 2018
Produced and Directed by Peter Jackson, the acclaimed documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By utilizing …
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