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Ellen E Meade CV

Research Professor of Economics
228C Social Sciences Bldg, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
419 Chapel Drive, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications

Changes in Women's Representation in Economics: New Data from the AEA Papers and Proceedings

Journal Article FEDS Notes · August 6, 2021 The shortage of women and historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the economics profession has received considerable public attention in the past several years. The American Economic Association (AEA), the professional organization ... Full text Cite

International Aspects of Central Banking: Diplomacy and Coordination

Chapter · May 25, 2018 The Research Handbook on Central Banking's institutional approach is one of the most interdisciplinary efforts to consider its topic, and includes chapters from leading and rising central bankers, economists, lawyers, legal scholars, ... ... Cite

What Happened in Money Markets after the Fed's December Rate Increase?

Journal Article FEDS Notes · February 2016 At its December 2015 meeting, the Fed's policymaking committee, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), announced an increase in the target range for the federal funds rate of 25 basis points, the first increase in the policy rate since June 2006 ... Full text Cite

The Federal Reserve's New Approach to Raising Interest Rates

Journal Article FEDS Notes · February 2016 At its December 2015 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)--the Federal Reserve's monetary policy committee--raised its target range for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points, marking the end of an extraordinary seven-year period du ... Full text Cite

Rewriting Monetary Policy 101: What’s the Fed’s Preferred Post-Crisis Approach to Raising Interest Rates?

Journal Article Journal of Economic Perspectives · November 1, 2015 For many years prior to the global financial crisis, the Federal Open Market Committee set a target for the federal funds rate and achieved that target through small purchases and sales of securities in the open market. In the aftermath of the fin ... Full text Cite

Hanging on Every Word: Semantic Analysis of the FOMC's Postmeeting Statement

Journal Article FEDS Notes · September 2015 The Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC or "Committee") postmeeting statements constitute one of the key vehicles through which the Committee communicates its assessment of the economy, its policy actions, and its thinking about future policy. Full text Cite

The FOMC Meeting Minutes: An Update of Counting Words

Journal Article FEDS Notes · May 2015 The Federal Reserve's communications with the public have evolved substantially since the early 1990s and today include: policy statements released shortly after the conclusion of monetary policy meetings; minutes of those meetings ... Full text Cite

Hong Kong's Currency Crisis: A Test of the 1990s ‘Washington Consensus’ View

Journal Article International Finance · December 2014 AbstractIn the aftermath of the financial crisis that rocked Southeast Asia in 1997–98, prominent scholars argued that the advice dispensed by the International Monetary Fund and supported by the pol ... Full text Cite

The Governance of Central Banks

Chapter · March 29, 2012 The Oxford Handbook of Governance presents an authoritative and accessible state-of-the-art analysis of the social science literature on governance. ... Cite


Journal Article Contemporary Economic Policy · April 2010 This article looks at disagreement within the Federal Reserve's monetary policy committee, the Federal Open Market Committee or FOMC, following a change in transparency practices taken in 1993 to publish verbatim transcripts of FOMC ... Full text Cite

Central bank independence and transparency: Evolution and effectiveness

Journal Article European Journal of Political Economy · December 2008 Full text Cite

Regional Monetary Integration

Book · November 26, 2007 This book surveys the prospects for regional monetary integration in various parts of the world. ... Cite

The Evolution of Central Bank Governance around the World

Journal Article Journal of Economic Perspectives · November 1, 2007 The past two decades have seen enormous changes in central banks and their practices. In some countries, older institutions have been fundamentally restructured. In other, such as the countries of the former Soviet Union, entirely new central bank ... Full text Cite

Regional Influences on FOMC Voting Patterns

Journal Article Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking · 2005 Full text Cite

A (critical) appraisal of the ECB’s voting reform

Journal Article Intereconomics · May 2003 Full text Cite