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    Immigration by Category: Workers, Students, Family Members, Asylum Applicants

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    This briefing examines immigration by category. The analysis distinguishes between European and non-European migrants and among four basic types: work, study, family and asylum

    The Consumer Price Index and the Measurement of Recent Inflation

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    macroeconomics, consumer price index, inflation

    Measuring short-run inflation for central bankers - commentary

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    Inflation (Finance) ; Monetary policy ; Banks and banking, Central

    How Central Should the Central Bank Be?

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    About six years ago, I published a small book entitled The Quiet Revolution (Blinder 2004). Though its subtitle was Central Banking Goes Modern, I never imagined the half of it. Since March 2008, the Federal Reserve has gone post-modern with a bewildering variety of unprecedented actions that have either changed the nature and scope of the central bank’s role or stretched it beyond the breaking point, depending on your point of view. And that leads straight to the central question of this essay: What should--and shouldn’t--the Federal Reserve do?Federal reserve bank, monetary policy, central bank