Apr 29, 2020
Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde is a professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania, a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research affiliate with the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a returning guest to the podcast. Jesus specializes in macroeconomic modeling and economic history among other topics, and he joins Macro Musings to talk about COVID-19, central bank digital currency, and developments in the Eurozone. David and Jesus also discuss the history of central banks and the interacting public, how threatening inflation could become a useful tool for a central bank, and the value economic modeling could add to the epidemiological field.
Transcript for the episode can be found here.
Jesus’s UPenn profile: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~jesusfv/
Jesus’s NBER archive: https://www.nber.org/people/jesus_fernandez-villaverde
Bonus segment with Jesus: https://youtu.be/CA6y9LqjDwQ
*Estimating and Simulating a SIRD Model of COVID-19 for Many Countries, States, and Cities* by Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde & Charles Jones
*Central Bank Digital Currency: Central Banking For All?* by Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, Daniel Sanches, Linda Schilling, & Harald Uhlig
*Central Bank Digital Currency in a Nominal World* by Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, Daniel Sanches, Linda Schilling, & Harald Uhlig
David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com
David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth