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Frank Shostak

Tags Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsAustrian Economics NewsletterMises Daily Article

Frank Shostak is an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute. His consulting firm, Applied Austrian School Economics, provides in-depth assessments and reports of financial markets and global economies. He received his bachelor's degree from Hebrew University, master's degree from Witwatersrand University and PhD from Rands Afrikaanse University, and has taught at the University of Pretoria and the Graduate Business School at Witwatersrand University.

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Central Banks Aren't Really In Control of Interest Rates

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/22/2019

The central bank can try to manipulate the interest rate to whatever level it desires. However, it cannot exercise control over the underlying interest rates as dictated by people’s time preferences.

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Low Inflation Is No Threat to the Economy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/17/2019

What matters is not price rises as such, but the increase in the money supply that sets in motion the exchange of nothing for something or "the counterfeit effect." Business cycles and recessions follow.

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Money Velocity and Economic Growth

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/10/2019

Contrary to popular thinking, the velocity of money does not have a life of its own.

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Correlation ≠ Causation

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/01/2019

The experience with which the sciences of human action have to deal is always an experience of complex phenomena. No laboratory experiments can be performed with regard to human action.

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The Real Meaning of Deflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/25/2019

Deflation is not a matter of animal spirits or consumer expectations. It is the result of earlier creation of money "out of thin air" by central banks and commerical banks. Deflation is the natural result.

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