Chicago Fed breaks ties with economist over Black Lives Matter criticism

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has severed its ties to Harald Uhlig, a senior professor and journal editor at the centre of a storm of criticism over comments on the Black Lives Matter protests in the US.

Uhlig is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and editor of the Journal of Political Economy (JPE), one of the most influential economics journals in the world. He was also a consultant at the Chicago Fed until his contract was terminated, on June 12, which was first

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