Why CFS Divisia Money Matters, Now!

My remarks at the Society for Economic Measurement illustrate how the world may have been different had CFS Divisia money been on the Fed’s dashboard.

Even today, CFS Divisia M4 suggests that growth may be better than expected.

Takeaways for investors and officials from our experience producing monetary aggregates and measuring money in the U.S. since 2012 include: 1) private sector versus state money, 2) deflation and inflation scares, 3) a damaged monetary transmission mechanism, 4) collapse in shadow banking, 5) shortage of financial market liquidity, and 6) ideas for the future.

Whether you are a Keynesian, Monetarist, or simply agnostic, monetary and financial measurement and its integration into policy is essential for the future.

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