August, 2005

The Federal Reserve System’s Influence on Research in Monetary Economics

  • Lawrence H. White

    Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
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The Federal Reserve System is a major sponsor of monetary economics research by American economists. I provide some measures of the size of the Fed’s research program (both inputs and published outputs) and consider how the Fed’s sponsorship may directly and indirectly influence the character of academic research in monetary economics. In particular, I raise the issue of status quo bias in the Fed-sponsored research.

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Citation (Chicago Style)

White, Lawrence H. 2005. "The Federal Reserve System’s Influence on Research in Monetary Economics." Econ Journal Watch 2 (August 2005): 325-54.