In response to the COVID pandemic, the normally sober US Federal Reserve cut interest rates, issued forward guidance, resumed quantitative easing, and lent trillions of dollars to Wall Street, Main Street, states, and cities.

So is the Fed to blame for causing the inflation of recent years? In this episode of the Chicago Booth Review Podcast, Chicago Booth’s Raghuram G. Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, discusses the Fed’s role in the US economy and analyzes its response to the pandemic.

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