Capital Flow Management: A Missing but Essential Economic Policy Tool

Capital flow management is coming back into vogue among economists, government officials in other countries and in international institutions. As international capital flows continue to grow to tens or even hundreds of trillions of dollars per year, washing around unpredictably between countries and financial institutions, officials are increasingly looking at ways to put some sort…

New Study: Global Currency Misalignment Challenges US Reindustrialization Efforts

A new CPA study, using widely accepted methodology and IMF data, shows that for the world’s major economies to achieve fair currency values and eliminate global imbalances, large adjustments in major currencies would be required. The dollar would need to fall by 16.6%, while the Chinese yuan would need to rise against the dollar by…

Can the MAC Make the Federal Funds Rate More Effective?

Background When inflation threatens America’s stability and economic growth, the Fed raises the Federal Funds Rate (FFR). This reduces domestic demand for borrowed funds, and that reduces the growth of domestic money in circulation and thus the rate of inflation. This approach worked reasonably well from the 1930s when the FFR became an official policy…

Opinion | Biden jobs plan can be paid for by fixing overvalued U.S. dollar

President Biden is showing that he’s serious about his pledge to “Build Back Better.” His new $2.3 trillion “American Jobs Plan” offers a blueprint for both investing in the nation’s infrastructure and rebuilding U.S. manufacturing. Now, it’s Congress’s turn to weigh in on the specifics of the president’s proposal—and how to pay for it. If…