Sunday, April 19, 2020

Professor Hockett on the Fed’s Municipal Liquidity Facility for States and Their Subdivisions

In these unprecedented times, the Federal Reserve is opening unprecedented facilities, including its new Municipal Liquidity Facility.  Professor Robert C. Hockett at Cornell Law School has posted a great 3-page paper on this for everyone (like myself) who is interested in quickly learning more about this new Fed program.  Check it out here; Abstract is below.

On April 9th the Fed announced it would be opening an unprecedented new Municipal Liquidity Facility (‘MLF') for States and their Subdivisions now struggling to address the nation’s COVID-19 pandemic. This is effectively ‘Community QE’ in all but name. Because Community QE will constitute a literal lifeline to States and their Subdivisions, and will in light of its novelty be as unfamiliar as it is essential, this Memorandum briefly summarizes what the new Facility enables now and will likely enable in future. On this basis it then recommends a three-phase ‘Game Plan’ for States and their Subdivisions to put into operation immediately – that is, April 13th.

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Thanks so much, Colleen!

Posted by: Robert C Hockett | Apr 26, 2020 4:42:30 PM

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