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Central bank use of interest to combat inflation

I continue being puzzled by the interest rate rises being used as a lever to lower inflation in the present climate. If I understand correctly, the rationale of higher interest is to dampen demand ...
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MMT and bond sales

Proponents of Modern Monetary Theory claim that bond sales are unnecessary and only help central banks set interest rates (which should be 0% anyway according to theory) and to provide safe interest-...
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Help with calculating the taylor rule

Can anyone help me understand where these figures are coming from as my own calculations produce numbers seem to be very different, help and guidance much appreciated. For example in the first ...
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Why does the Fed raise the FFR before reducing bond holdings?

In recent months, the Federal Reserve has been purchasing bonds at a decreasing rate. This is evident in the flattening of the slope of the total assets plot. The Fed's total assets plot... The ...
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