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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.

Jan 22, 2024

Jonathon Hazell is an assistant professor of economics at the London School of Economics. Jonathon joins Macro Musings to talk about Phillips curves, R-stars, and nominal wage rigidity. Specifically, Jonathon and David also discuss the how to view the recent inflation experience, how to measure the natural rate using natural experiments, the downward nature of wage rigidity, and a lot more.


Transcript for this week’s episode.


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Related Links:


*The Natural Rate of Return on Capital: Replication Package* by Jonathon Hazell, Veronica Backer-Peral, and Atif Mian


*The Slope of the Phillips Curve: Evidence From US States* by Jonathon Hazell, Juan Herreno, Emi Nakamura, and Jon Steinsson


*Measuring the Natural Rate Using Natural Experiments* by Veronica Backer-Peral, Jonathon Hazell, and Atif Mian


*Downward Rigidity in the Wage for New Hires* by Jonathon Hazell and Bledi Taska


*National Wage Setting* by Jonathon Hazell, Christina Patterson, Heather Sarsons, and Bledi Taska


*The Unemployment Volatility Puzzle: Is Wage Stickiness the Answer?* by Christopher Pissarides