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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.

Feb 15, 2021

Ricardo Reis is a professor of economics at the London School of Economics and a returning guest to the podcast. Ricardo rejoins Macro Musings to talk about central bank swap lines, the importance of fiscal sustainability, and the outlook for inflation in advanced economies. David and Ricardo also discuss safe asset alternatives, and how to think about inflation, debt, and deficits in a more nuanced way.


Transcript for the episode can be found here.


Ricardo’s Twitter: @R2Rsquared

Ricardo’s LSE profile:


Related Links:


*Central Bank Swap Lines* by Saleem Bahaj and Ricardo Reis


*Central Bank Swap Lines During the Covid-19 Pandemic* by Saleem Bahaj and Ricardo Reis


*The Constraint on Public Debt When r < g but g < m* by Ricardo Reis


*Inflating Away the Public Debt? An Empirical Assessment* by Jens Hilscher, Alon Raviv, and Ricardo Reis


*The New Global Financial Safety Net: Struggling for Coherent Governance in a Multipolar System* by Beatrice Weder di Mauro and Jeromin Zettelmeyer


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David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth