Lars Christensen on AI and its Impact on Monetary Policy and the Broader Field of Economics
Macro Musings with David Beckworth
by Mercatus Center at George Mason University
3d ago
Lars Christensen is a founding member of the market monetarist tradition, an entrepreneur in the AI space, and is also a returning guest to Macro Musings. Lars rejoins the podcast to talk about AI and its implications for the economy and for monetary policy. David and Lars also discuss the basics and implications of dynamic pricing, AI’s growing use within econometric analysis, how AI will impact the Fed and its policymaking, and much more.   Transcript for this week’s episode.   Lars’s Twitter: @MaMoMVPY Lars’s blog   David Beckworth’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth Follow us on ..read more
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Ryan Bourne on *The War on Prices: How Popular Misconceptions about Inflation, Prices, and Value Create Bad Policy*
Macro Musings with David Beckworth
by Mercatus Center at George Mason University
1w ago
Ryan Bourne is the R. Evan Scharf Chair for Public Understanding of Economic at the Cato Institute, and he is also the editor and contributor to a new book titled, *The War on Prices: How Popular Misconceptions about Inflation, Prices, and Value Create Bad Policy.* Ryan joins Macro Musings to talk about this new book, and specifically, the history and functionality of rent and price controls, the basics of dynamic pricing, the root causes of inflation, and a lot more.   Transcript for this week’s episode.   Ryan’s Twitter: @MrRBourne Ryan’s Cato profile   David Beckworth’s Twitt ..read more
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George Selgin on Fed Master Accounts, Central Bank Independence, and the Fed’s Balance Sheet
Macro Musings with David Beckworth
by Mercatus Center at George Mason University
2w ago
George Selgin is a senior fellow and director emeritus of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute. George is also a frequent guest of the podcast, and he rejoins Macro Musings to talk about some of the recent developments in the monetary and fiscal policy space. Specifically, David and George discuss recent updates regarding Fed master accounts, the problematic aspects of the Fed’s balance sheet, why a second Trump term would threaten central bank independence, and much more.   Transcript for this week’s episode.   George’s Twitter: @GeorgeSelgin Geor ..read more
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Mary Daly on Fed Policy, the Economic Impacts of AI, and the Future of the Fed’s Framework
Macro Musings with David Beckworth
by Mercatus Center at George Mason University
1M ago
Mary Daly is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), and is also a 28-year veteran of the Federal Reserve System. President Daly joins David for this special live episode of Macro Musings to talk about her non-linear career path to the world of monetary policy, the long-term economic impacts of AI, the future outlook for Fed policy and the Fed’s framework, and much more.   Transcript for this week’s episode.   Mary’s Twitter: @MaryDalyEcon Mary’s San Francisco Fed profile   David Beckworth’s ..read more
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BONUS: Richard Clarida on His Musical Interests and *Time No Changes*
Macro Musings with David Beckworth
by Mercatus Center at George Mason University
1M ago
Richard Clarida is a professor of economics at Columbia University, a managing director at PIMCO, and was most recently the Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Richard rejoins David for this special bonus segment to talk about his interest in music and his first studio album, *Time No Changes.*   Richard’s Federal Reserve profile Richard’s PIMCO archive   David Beckworth’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth Follow us on Twitter: @Macro_Musings   Check out our new AI chatbot: the Macro Musebot! Join the new Macro Musings Discord server!   ..read more
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Richard Clarida on FAIT, R-Star, and the Future of the Fed’s Framework
Macro Musings with David Beckworth
by Mercatus Center at George Mason University
1M ago
Richard Clarida is a well-known academic and policymaker who most recently was the Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Richard is currently a professor of economics at Columbia university and is also a managing director at PIMCO. Richard joins David on Macro Musings to talk about his academic and policy work, as well as his outlook for FAIT, the Fed’s framework review, the future of R-Star, and more.   Transcript for this week’s episode.   Richard’s Federal Reserve profile Richard’s PIMCO archive   David Beckworth’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth Follow us on Tw ..read more
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Saleha Mohsin on *Paper Soldiers: How the Weaponization of the Dollar Changed the World Order*
Macro Musings with David Beckworth
by Mercatus Center at George Mason University
1M ago
Saleha Mohsin is a senior Washington correspondent for Bloomberg News, where she covers policy, politics, and power in Washington, DC. Saleha is also the author of a new book titled, *Paper Soldiers: How the Weaponization of the Dollar Changed the World Order,* and she joins David on Macro Musings to talk about it. Specifically, David and Saleha also discuss the intelligence and enforcement tools of the US Treasury, the basics and importance of SWIFT, the effectiveness of US sanctions, and a lot more.   Transcript for this week’s episode.   Saleha’s Twitter: @SalehaMohsin Saleha ..read more
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Josh Hendrickson on the Treasury Standard and Global Dollar Dominance
Macro Musings with David Beckworth
by Mercatus Center at George Mason University
2M ago
Josh Hendrickson is the chair of the department of economics at the University of Mississippi and is the author of a new paper that looks at dollar dominance through the broad historical perspective of what is called the “Treasury Standard.” Josh is also a returning guest to Macro Musings, and he rejoins the podcast to talk about this paper and the Treasury Standard concept. David and Josh also discuss the state’s monopoly over money, the path to global dollar dominance, the path dependency of the dollar system, and a lot more.   Transcript for this week’s episode.   Josh’s Twitter ..read more
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Julia Coronado on Productivity, Commercial Real Estate, and the Fed’s Soft Landing
Macro Musings with David Beckworth
by Mercatus Center at George Mason University
2M ago
Julia Coronado is the president and founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives, a Wall Street research firm. Julia was also recently the president of the National Association of Business Economists, and she has served as an economist on Wall Street and at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Julia is also a returning guest to Macro Musings, and she rejoins the podcast to talk about the prospects of a productivity surge, the Fed’s journey to a soft landing, the state of the commercial real estate market, and more.   Transcript for this week’s episode.   Julia’s Twitter: @jc_econ Julia’s M ..read more
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Isabel Schnabel on the ECB and its New Operational Framework
Macro Musings with David Beckworth
by Mercatus Center at George Mason University
2M ago
Isabel Schnabel is a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, and she joins David on Macro Musings to talk about the ECB and its new operational framework. Specifically, David and Isabel also discuss the structure, operations, and monetary policy instruments of the ECB, the history of its operating framework, the details surrounding its new regime, and more.   Transcript for this week's episode.   Isabel’s Twitter: @Isabel_Schnabel Isabel’s ECB profile   David Beckworth’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth Follow us on Twitter: @Macro_Musings   Join the M ..read more
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