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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Fed's Lacker: Inflation Hawk

by Calculated Risk on 7/08/2008 02:00:00 PM

From the WSJ: Lacker to Fed: Don’t Wait Too Long on Rates

In response to questions following a speech to the National Economists Club, Lacker said it is “tempting” for policymakers to wait until there is a “fair amount” of certainty on the economy before raising rates. However, it is easy to make the “mistake” of waiting too long, Lacker added.
Note that Lacker isn't a voting member of the FOMC this year, and he frequently dissented (preferring higher rates) in 2006.

Here is Lacker's speech: The Economic Outlook.