Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke unlikely to announce big new plans at Jackson Hole

In this year’s speech, he is likely to put particular emphasis on what needs to be done to repair the U.S. economy over the longer run, including lowering long-term deficits. The title of the speech, in fact, is “Near- and Long-Term Prospects for the U.S. Economy.”

While Bernanke has said that Congress should not cut the budget deficit too quickly, lest this austerity undermine the weak economic recovery, he has previously argued that a long-term plan to put the government’s spending in line with its revenue could help instill confidence. Indeed, Deutsche Bank chief economist Peter Hooper said in a research note that the need for longer-term adjustments in the economy could be another argument against new Fed intervention.

“Any action the Fed takes at this point may give the markets no more than a temporary lift and would not resolve the more fundamental problems that are weighing on the economy,” Hooper said.

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4 comments on “Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke unlikely to announce big new plans at Jackson Hole

  1. Cennydd13 says:

    Hooper’s right, of course, but will Washington listen?

  2. Vatican Watcher says:

    As long as he doesn’t introduce QE3…

  3. David Keller says:

    #1 and 2–In order for Brenake to present any big ideas at Jackson Hole, he would actually have to have a big idea. He actually has no idea.

  4. David Keller says:

    OOPS make that “Bernanke”.