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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 11, 2021

Scott Sumner is the Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center and a returning guest to Macro Musings. He joins the podcast today to talk about his ongoing work on the Princeton School of Macroeconomics as well as his thoughts on monetary policy in 2021. Specifically, David and Scott discuss the economic contributions of various different Princeton economists as well as how the central bank can overcome inflationary fears and establish further institutional credibility.


Transcript for the episode can be found here.


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Related Links:


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*Great Expectations and the End of the Depression* by Gauti Eggertsson


*The Zero Bound on Interest Rates and Optimal Monetary Policy* by Gauti Eggertsson and Michael Woodford


*Methods of Policy Accommodation at the Interest-Rate Lower Bound* by Michael Woodford


*Bernanke’s No-arbitrage Argument Revisited: Can Open Market Operations in Real Assets Eliminate the Liquidity Trap?* By Gauti Eggertsson and Kevin Proulx


*Japanese Monetary Policy: A Case of Self-Induced Paralysis?* by Ben Bernanke


*Implementing Optimal Policy through Inflation-Forecast Targeting* by Lars Svensson and Michael Woodford


*Escaping from a Liquidity Trap and Deflation: The Foolproof Way and Others* by Lars Svensson


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