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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.

Sep 30, 2019

Jim Dorn is the Vice President for Monetary Studies at the Cato Institute and is the director of Cato’s annual Monetary Policy Conference. Jim has written widely on Federal Reserve policy and monetary reform, and has also edited more than 10 books including *The Search for Stable Money* and *The Future of Money in the Information Age*.  He joins the show today to talk about the history of monetary policy in Washington D.C. over the past four decades as well as some of his own recent work. David and Jim also discuss the issues covered at the most recent Cato Institute monetary policy conference, the recent mystery of low inflation, and Jim’s idea of an optimal monetary policy regime.


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*The Search for Stable Money: Essays on Monetary Reform* edited by James Dorn and Anna Schwartz


*The Future of Money in the Information Age* edited by James Dorn


*the Political Economy of Inflation* by Fritz Machlup


*Has Monetarism Failed?* by Karl Brunner


*Should the Fed Be Constrained?* by Jeffrey Frankel


*Improving the Monetary Regime: The Case for U.S. Digital Cash* by Michael Bordo and Andrew Levin


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