Thursday, February 05, 2015

Duy: Fed Updates

by Bill McBride on 2/05/2015 05:17:00 PM

Tim Duy provides a number of thoughts, and I'd like to highlight one: Fed Updates

3.) Fed ready to lower NAIRU?  I have argued in the past that if the Fed is faced with ongoing slow wage growth, they would need to reassess their estimates of NAIRU.  Cardiff Garcia reminded me:
While David Wessel adds today:
Jim O'Sullivan from High Frequency Economics says not yet:
A reduction in the Fed's estimate of the natural rate of unemployment would likely mean a delayed and more gradual path of policy tightening, should of course the Fed ever get the chance to pull off the zero bound.  Keep an eye on this issue!
There is much more in Duy's post.