"The Bank of Canada should peg the TSE-300" is the title of a Carleton Economics Department working paper I wrote in 1992. (Sorry, but no web version available; this was in the olden days when all we had was paper, and when the TSX was the TSE.) Given the recent turmoil in financial markets, and the renewed interest in having central banks look at asset prices, I was wondering whether to resurrect this paper, but dithered. Now Roger Farmer has beaten me to it. Mark Thoma posted it on his blog, and Tyler Cowen on his.
The reactions in the comments are mostly either unfavourable, or incredulous. I thought I would write a few words in defence of the idea, and then say why I no longer support it.