Boston Fed President Discusses Changing Economic Relationships and the Implications for Monetary Policy

In a speech on Thursday, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren noted that the Federal Reserve’s policy committee in March provided two conditions for raising short-term interest rates. First, the policy statement indicated that the Federal Open Market Committee needs to see further improvement in the labor market. Second, the Committee needs to be reasonably confident that inflation will move back to its 2 percent objective over the medium term.

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