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Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2011, 02:25 AM
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Posted By jimM47
Re: The Big Interview (Karl Smith & Kelly Evans)

So, are we still talking about a scenario in which the ECB hopes to set the rate at which newly-issued Greek debt trades without itself being the purchaser of all of said debt?

I would think that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,540
Posted By jimM47
Re: The Big Interview (Karl Smith & Kelly Evans)

Well, observed demand for money/liquidity is certainly cyclical. But that doesn't really answer your objection, which has to do with my causal explanation. The story I tell has the premise that the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2011, 10:02 PM
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Posted By jimM47
Re: The Big Interview (Karl Smith & Kelly Evans)

Prof. Smith, you say that the European Central Bank could set the rates for Greek debt merely by announcing a policy effectively by writing a naked put option on Greek debt with a strike price that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2011, 08:28 PM
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Posted By jimM47
Re: The Big Interview (Karl Smith & Kelly Evans)

I'm not sold on the Nominal-GDP-targeting scheme that Ms. Evans and Prof. Smith discuss, but I think there is a a defense of it to be made that comes from a different perspective than Prof. Smith's....
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