top of page
  • Writer's pictureAmi Kassar

AmiSight 10/4: There’s a Star the Federal Reserve Is Chasing

I recently read a fascinating article about how the Federal Reserve looks for its R-star, or "neutral interest rate."

The term dates back to 1898, when Swedish economist Knut Wicksell wrote: “There is a certain rate of interest on loans which is neutral in respect to commodity prices and tends neither to raise nor to lower them.”

In other words, there’s a Goldilocks interest rate out there. One that isn’t so low that it ushers in inflation yet not so high that it tips the economy into a recession.

200 views0 comments


bottom of page