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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.

Apr 18, 2022

Nick Timiraos is a Chief Economics Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and rejoins Macro Musings to discuss his new book titled, *Trillion Dollar Triage: How Jay Powell and the Fed Battled the President and a Pandemic and Prevented Economic Disaster.* Specifically, David and Nick discuss Jay Powell’s background and early career in law and finance, his unique path to being nominated as Fed Chair, how Powell’s character has aided him in his eventful tenure as Fed Chair, how he was uniquely suited to usher in the change to the Fed’s operating framework, and much more.

 

Check out the Conversations with Tyler episode featuring David Rubenstein.

 

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

 

Nick’s Twitter: @NickTimiraos

Nick’s Wall Street Journal profile: https://www.wsj.com/news/author/nick-timiraos

 

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Check out the Conversations with Tyler episode featuring David Rubenstein: https://conversationswithtyler.com/episodes/david-rubenstein/

 

*Trillion Dollar Triage: How Jay Powell and the Fed Battle the President and a Pandemic and Prevented Economic Disaster* by Nick Timiraos

https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/nick-timiraos/trillion-dollar-triage/9780316272810/

 

David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth

David’s blog: http://macromarketmusings.blogspot.com/