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Policy geared towards bolstering the health of either one can come at the expense of the other and balancing the two in recent months has become an increasingly tenuous job for the Fed given the slowdown in the nation's housing market and the lingering economic impact of record energy prices.
By July 1997, the Asian financial crisis had hit, and the Fed had to maintain low interest rates so that a healthy American economy would be an engine of growth for the rest of the world.
There are three ways the new Fed could improve its anti-inflation performance, which would also help bridge the gap between what the Fed sees and what workers often feel.
According to Mayer's uneven account, which vacillates between gossipy insider stories and dry detail, the Fed is the "umbrella supervisor" for everything financial, but knows and cares little about insurance, securities and, especially, derivatives.
It looks as if the Fed is still using a traditional Phillips curve tradeoff between falling unemployment and rising inflation.
As Martin concludes, economic conditions can change in an instant and with them the Fed chairman's reputation.
The Fed started raising federal funds rates on June 30 and followed with two more quarter-point increases on Aug.
The Fed is intent on killing a very weak recovery that has yet to include most Americans.
When I first took over as president of the Richmond bank at the beginning of 1993, the Fed had not yet achieved price stability although it had made significant progress.
Most economists surveyed expect the Fed to keep rates unchanged at next week's policy meeting, following its two prior quarter-point rate increases over the summer.
But its decisions are made in secret, and the Fed resists sharing the record of its deliberations with the government's other major economic players: the president and Congress.
NEW YORK -- Citibank today announced the winners of $165,000 in scholarships, awards and grants for the high school teams competing in the final rounds of The Fed Challenge.