Daily Archives: June 17, 2011

Robin Harding

The question often arises of which monetary policy rule the Fed uses in its analysis (I’m going to avoid the much more involved question of which monetary policy rule it should use).

In their latest commentary, the economics team at MF Global note:

“We realize Fed officials do not mechanically follow a Taylor Rule in setting monetary policy, and expectations for growth are being pared a little, but, based on the original Taylor Rule and adjusting for stimulus from balance sheet expansion, we calculate that the last set of Fed projections was consistent with about a 3% funds rate at the end of 2012.”