This Is the Fed's Hawk-to-Dove Scorecard

Who's itching for a rate increase, and who wants to wait

The Federal Reserve is debating the timing of its first interest-rate increase in almost a decade. Inside the Fed, who's for hiking and who's not? Who's got pull and who doesn't? Below, the Bloomberg economics team breaks down the positions of the 17 members of the Federal Open Market Committee and two potential new members. We've applied a subjective ranking based on their public records: A score of three doves indicates they're most inclined toward an easy policy that favors job creation; three hawks show that they're on the sharpest lookout for inflation and ready to tighten policy.

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