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Volcker

[ vohl-ker ]

noun

  1. Paul Adolph, 1927–2019, U.S. economist: Federal Reserve Board chairman 1979–87.


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The Volcker Shock was Fed chairman Paul Volcker’s campaign to tame inflation by pushing interest rates to as high as around 20 percent.

The Volcker Rule, a component of the far-reaching Dodd-Frank law, required large banks to cut back on proprietary trading.

Paul Volcker, who ran the Fed heroically from 1979 to 1987, was a highly effective central banker.

It was the theory that led Fed chairman Paul Volcker to purge stagflation from the system.

It happened largely because Paul Volcker had pushed up interest rates so high to fight then-rampant inflation (as Frum notes).

Clift: The Volcker Rule is supposed to go into effect this summer.

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