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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.

Nov 19, 2018

Adam Ozimek is a senior economist at Moody’s Analytics where he covers U.S. labor markets and demographics while actively blogging and tweeting about a wide range economic issues. He joins the show today to discuss mistakes in Fed policy and demographics. David and Adam also discuss the role demand played in the Great Recession, the link between population growth and inflation, and why the economy is experiencing weak productivity growth.


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If you would like access to *The Fed’s Mistake*, you can email Adam at to request the paper.


*Population Growth and Inflation* by Adam Ozimek


*Declining Business Dynamism in the United States: A Look at States and Metros* by Ian Hathaway and Robert Litan


*The role of Entrepreneurship in US Job Creation and Economic Dynamism* by Ryan Decker et. al


*The Migration Accelerator: Labor Mobility, Housing, and Aggregate Demand* by Greg Howard


*Aging and the Productivity Puzzle* by Mark Zandi, Adam Ozimek, and Dante DeAntonio


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David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth