Transcripts of the monetary policymaking body of the Federal Reserve from 2002–2008.

I will agree with you. [Laughter] It is true that in our baseline forecast we don’t see any bubbles. We’ve tried to lay out the possibility of risks and point out to you where, if we are wrong in that judgment, bubbles could occur. For example, by our forecast there isn’t a bubble in house prices; but if there were, we have tried to point out that that could be a risk. So if that sector were to collapse suddenly, we have indicated the implications of that for household balance sheets. But you are correct that in our baseline we do not have a bubble.

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