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Fed’s Exit Strategy

May 22, 2009

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Some assets on the Fed's balance sheet are short-term credits than could be withdrawn easily if confidence in financial institutions returns, but the Fed has also been buying longer term assets that are harder to unwind. Should the Fed keep buying assets to signal its determination to fight deflation, or does the Fed need to think about how to unwind some of the programs to demonstrate that the expansion of its balance sheet won't lead to inflation?

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