Comment: Talking points in October

October has been a month of change, with high-profile staff announcements at the Bank of England, the Swedish Riksbank and, of course, the U.S. Fed. Here is a check list of these and other topics that have surfaced this month and are likely to remain of concern to central bankers in the near future:


The nomination of Ben Bernanke to replace Alan Greenspan and become the fourteenth Fed chairman was met in academic and policymaking circles with warm applause. During his

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