May 27, 2020
Alp Simsek is an associate professor of economics at MIT, and joins Macro Musings to talk about the link between financial markets, uncertainty and the COVID-19 crisis. Specifically, David and Alp discuss the dual absorption problem within financial markets, how supply shocks and demand shocks have inescapably become interwoven phenomenon, and why we should look to using macroprudential policy in the future.
The transcript for the episode can be found here.
Alp’s Twitter: @alpsimsek_econ
Alp’s MIT profile: https://economics.mit.edu/faculty/asimsek
Bonus segment with Alp: https://youtu.be/eoGxYcWmH9E
*A Risk-centric Model of Demand Recessions and Speculation* by Ricardo Caballero and Alp Simsek
*A Model of Asset Price Spirals and Aggregate Demand Amplification of a ‘COVID-19’ Shock* by Ricardo Caballero and Alp Simsek
*Prudential Monetary Policy* by Ricardo Caballero and Alp Simsek
David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com
David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth