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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.

May 3, 2021

Christina Parajon Skinner is a legal scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and formerly was a legal counsel to the Bank of England. Christina joins David on Macro Musings to discuss her work on central bank activism. Specifically, David and Christina discuss comparisons between the Fed and the Bank of England, tensions between central bank independence and executive override, contemporary examples of central bank activism, and much more.


Transcript for the episode can be found here.


Christina’s Twitter: @CParaSkinner

Christina’s Wharton profile:


Related Links:


*Executive Override of Central Banks: A Comparison of the Legal Frameworks in the United States and the United Kingdom* by Michael Salib & Christina Parajon Skinner 


*Menace of Fiscal QE* by George Selgin


*Central Bank Activism* by Christina Parajon Skinner


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David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth