The 2008-2009 financial crisis and Great Recession have vastly increased the power and scope of the Federal Reserve, and radically changed the financial landscape. This ebook, an edited volume of papers presented at the Cato Institute’s 30th Annual Monetary Conference, examines those changes and considers how the links between money, markets, and government may evolve in the future. By studying the past, one can learn how to avoid future crises and improve monetary institutions, provided political barriers to real reform can be circumvented. Some of the general topics covered in this ebook include how the choice of monetary regimes affects economic freedom and prosperity, the policy steps needed to avoid future financial crises, the limits of monetary policy, the lessons from the Eurozone debt crisis, and China’s path toward capital freedom.
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About the Author
James A. Dorn is Vice President for Monetary Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.