Christopher Waller

In his first speech as a member of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, Christopher Waller defended Fed independence and reassured his audience that “deficit financing and debt servicing issues play no role in our policy decisions and never will.”  His goal was to dispel the “narrative”…

Setting the boundaries between fiscal and monetary policy.

Not long ago, the CMFA staff and I were preparing to officially launch The Menace of Fiscal QE, my book aimed at countering efforts to have the Fed undertake or otherwise fund off-budget government spending programs. Then came the crisis. Of course our plans were dashed. But…