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Scott Sumner on the Princeton School of Macroeconomics and Overcoming Inflationary Fears

Macro Musings with David Beckworth

Release Date: 01/11/2021

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Scott Sumner is the Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center and a returning guest to Macro Musings. He joins the podcast today to talk about his ongoing work on the Princeton School of Macroeconomics as well as his thoughts on monetary policy in 2021. Specifically, David and Scott discuss the economic contributions of various different Princeton economists as well as how the central bank can overcome inflationary fears and establish further institutional credibility.

 

Transcript for the episode can be found here: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/tags/macro-musings

 

Scott’s automated Twitter: @MoneyIllusion

Scott’s blog: https://www.themoneyillusion.com/

Scott’s Mercatus profile: https://www.mercatus.org/scholars/scott-sumner

 

Related Links:

 

*It’s Baaack: Japan’s Slump and the Return of the Liquidity Trap* by Paul Krugman, Kathryn Dominguez, and Kenneth Rogoff

https://www.brookings.edu/bpea-articles/its-baaack-japans-slump-and-the-return-of-the-liquidity-trap/

 

*Great Expectations and the End of the Depression* by Gauti Eggertsson

https://www.jstor.org/stable/29730131?seq=1

 

*The Zero Bound on Interest Rates and Optimal Monetary Policy* by Gauti Eggertsson and Michael Woodford

https://www.brookings.edu/bpea-articles/the-zero-bound-on-interest-rates-and-optimal-monetary-policy/

 

*Methods of Policy Accommodation at the Interest-Rate Lower Bound* by Michael Woodford

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*Bernanke’s No-arbitrage Argument Revisited: Can Open Market Operations in Real Assets Eliminate the Liquidity Trap?* By Gauti Eggertsson and Kevin Proulx

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*Japanese Monetary Policy: A Case of Self-Induced Paralysis?* by Ben Bernanke

https://www.princeton.edu/~pkrugman/bernanke_paralysis.pdf

 

*Implementing Optimal Policy through Inflation-Forecast Targeting* by Lars Svensson and Michael Woodford

https://www.nber.org/papers/w9747

 

*Escaping from a Liquidity Trap and Deflation: The Foolproof Way and Others* by Lars Svensson

https://www.nber.org/papers/w10195

 

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