What is the Normal Rate of Interest?

What is the Normal Rate of Interest?

Kent Matthews

35 years: Professor in economics & finance

In this video, Kent discusses the history and future of monetary policy and outlines some potential consequences if policymakers were to rush the unwinding of quantitative easing.

In this video, Kent discusses the history and future of monetary policy and outlines some potential consequences if policymakers were to rush the unwinding of quantitative easing.

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What is the Normal Rate of Interest?

13 mins 4 secs

Overview

Monetary policy is introduced as setting and achieving policy objectives. The actions of the Bank of England during the financial crisis are described by its use of interest rates and quantitative easing to prop up markets during the downturn.

Key learning objectives:

  • Outline the actions taken by central banks during the crisis of 2008

  • Define quantitative easing

  • Understand the effects of quantitative easing on the markets

  • Understand how we can return to pre-crisis levels of monetary policy

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Kent Matthews

Kent Matthews

Kent is an academic who has studied at several institutions including the London School of Economics and the University of Liverpool. He is now a Professor of Banking and Finance at Cardiff Business School.

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