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Federal Reserve Independence

In recent years, the issue of Federal Reserve independence has risen to the top of public discussion. Questions have arisen surrounding the Federal Reserve that have plagued policy and lawmakers for decades. Should the Federal Reserve be “independent”? Is that a political, or a technical question? Has the Federal Reserve been independent historically? Has a US President ever fired a Fed Chairman? Who should determine the definition of money? How much faith should we have in the judgments of the Fed? This Teleforum will delve into these and other issues of central bank independence, with guests Alex J. Pollock and Norbert Michel.


Alex Pollock, Distinguished Senior Fellow, R Street Institute

Norbert Michel, Senior Research Fellow, Financial Regulations and Monetary Policy, The Heritage Foundation

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