Owen Discusses Bernanke's Options
Marketplace Interview Focuses on Federal Reserve
By Vige Barrie
Contact: Ann Owen
August 26, 2011
Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, was interviewed for an American Public Media Marketplace evening report about what Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke might announce at Friday’s conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Owen said the Fed could trade its holdings in short-term Treasuries for long-term ones and that the goal of that would be to lower long-term interest rates. The interview was broadcast on August 25.