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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Aug 21, 2017

Betsey Stevenson is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan and previously served as the chief economist at the U.S. Labor Department. Today, she joins the show to discuss her experience working at the Labor Department at a time of high unemployment as well as her more recent research on challenges in the U.S. labor market. Specifically, she talks about the problem of decreased male labor force participation and why “manly men need to do more girly jobs.” David’s blog: Macro Musings podcast site: David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth Betsey Stevenson’s University of Michigan profile: Betsey Stevenson’s Twitter: @BetseyStevenson Related links: “Manly Men Need to More Girly Jobs” by Betsey Stevenson “Want to Help the Economy? Learn to Trust” by Betsey Stevenson “Trust in Public Institutions over the Business Cycle” by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers