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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.

Oct 4, 2021

Chris Russo is a post-graduate research fellow in the Monetary Policy Program of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and is a former economist at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. He re-joins Macro Musings to talk about the growing concerns over the US debt ceiling, what it could mean for the economy, and how to fix the issue.

 

Transcript for the episode can be found here: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/tags/macro-musings

 

Chris’s Twitter: @RussoEcon

Chris’s Mercatus profile: https://www.mercatus.org/scholars/christopher-russo

Chris’s Github site: https://christopher-russo.github.io/about/

 

Related Links:

 

*Permanently Suspend the Debt Limit* by Christopher Russo

https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/553827-permanently-suspend-the-debt-limit

 

*What the Fed Will Do if Congress Doesn’t Fix the Debt Ceiling* by Christopher Russo

https://www.barrons.com/articles/inside-the-feds-playbook-for-a-dollar-default-51622055588

 

*America’s Need to Pay Its Bills Has Spawned a Political Game* by Jim Tankersley

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/26/business/economy/america-debt-limit-political-game.html

 

David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com

David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth