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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 6, 2019

David Andolfatto is a vice president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank and is published widely in the field of monetary economics. He also blogs at MacroMania, and has recently published on issues such as the zero lower bound, the symmetry of the Fed’s inflation target, a new standing repo facility, and MMT. David is a returning guest to Macro Musings, and he joins the show today to talk about these issues.  David and David also discuss the safe asset shortage, average and flexible inflation targeting, and the legal, political, and economic restraint surrounding negative interest rates.


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Related Links:


*Is Low Inflation Really a Mystery?* by David Beckworth


*Why the Fed Should Create a Standing Repo Facility* by David Andolfatto and Jane Ihrig


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David Beckworth’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth


Disclaimer: Anything that David Andolfatto says reflects his own personal views and not the views of the Federal Reserve.