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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.

Apr 19, 2023

George Hall is a professor of economics at Brandeis University, and was formerly an economist at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. In this bonus segment from the previous conversation, George rejoins the podcast to talk about how the US handled the surge in debt resulting from World War II, how COVID changed government financing, his thoughts on the debt ceiling crisis, and more.


Transcript for the episode can be found here.


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Related Links:


*Brief History of US Debt Limits Before 1939* by George Hall and Thomas Sargent


*Financing Big US Federal Expenditures Surges: COVID-19 and Earlier US Wars* by George Hall and Thomas Sargent


*Debt and Taxes in Eight U.S. Wars and Two Insurrections* by George Hall and Thomas Sargent