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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.

May 13, 2020

Martin Hellwig is the director of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, and he joins Macro Musings to talk about the Eurozone and the implications of the recent German Constitutional Court (GCC) ruling for the future of the monetary union. David and Martin specifically discuss the background of the perceived Eurozone crisis, the power struggle between the GCC and the European Court of Justice, and how this case may lead to a total breakdown of the Eurozone.

 

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

 

Martin’s MPI profile: https://www.coll.mpg.de/martin-hellwig

 

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Bonus segment with Martin: https://youtu.be/1POrO_8VcM0

 

*The Leverage Ratchet Effect* by Anat Admati, Peter DeMarzo, Martin Hellwig and Paul Pfleiderer

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/working-papers/leverage-ratchet-effect

 

*German Court Has Set a Bomb Under the EU Legal Order* by Martin Sandbu

https://www.ft.com/content/79484c01-b66b-4f81-bdc6-fd4def940821

 

David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com
David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth