Thomas Drechsel

Thomas Drechsel is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Maryland.

The Economic Consequences of Political Pressure on the Federal Reserve

Politicians often interfere with central banks, but it is not clear how to measure such political pressure systematically and therefore difficult to quantify its economic consequences. In new research, Thomas Drechsel finds that political pressure strongly and persistently raises inflation and inflation expectations but has little impact on economic activity.

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