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Frank Shostak

Tags Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsAustrian Economics NewsletterMises Daily Article

Frank Shostak is an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute. His consulting firm, Applied Austrian School Economics, provides in-depth assessments and reports of financial markets and global economies. He received his bachelor's degree from Hebrew University, master's degree from Witwatersrand University and PhD from Rands Afrikaanse University, and has taught at the University of Pretoria and the Graduate Business School at Witwatersrand University.

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How Human Action and Human Values Determine Prices

SubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog04/20/2019

Prices are set by how much people value goods and services. And people value things based on what they think will improve their life and well-being. 

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The Neutral Interest Rate: The Fed's Impossible Goal

Blog04/13/2019

A "neutral" interest rate cannot be observed through any statistical test or public policy. But central bankers are sure they can find it and use it to endlessly tinker with the economy.

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Does Economic Stability Contribute to Growth?

Blog04/10/2019

Attempts at stabilizing the economy distort economic signals and cause economic instability, rather than preventing it.

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Can Government Stimulus Bring Us Out of Recessions?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/02/2019

Expansionary monetary policy causes economic recessions. It doesn't cure them.

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Central Banks Shouldn't Fight Deflation

Free MarketsMedia and CultureEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

03/27/2019Audio/Video
The real problem was the money supply inflation that happened during the boom phase. Combating deflation in the bust phase only superficially treats a symptom of the boom-bust cycle.
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