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Matteo Maggiori and Jesse Schreger on Geoeconomics and its Policy Implications

Macro Musings with David Beckworth

Release Date: 12/04/2023

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Matteo Maggiori is a professor of finance at Stanford University and a returning guest to the podcast, and Jesse Schreger is an associate professor of economics at Columbia University. Matteo and Jesse, along with Christopher Clayton, have recently authored a paper titled, *A Framework for Geoeconomics,* and they join David on Macro Musings to discuss it. Specifically, Matteo, Jesse, and David also discuss the basics, core concepts, and real world examples of geoeconomics, the key elements of a global hegemon, the future of the discipline, and a lot more.

 

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*A Framework for Geoeconomics* by Christopher Clayton, Matteo Maggiori, and Jesse Schreger

 

*My Economic Statecraft Syllabus* by Daniel Drezner

 

*A Model of the International Monetary System* by Emmanuel Farhi and Matteo Maggiori

 

*National Power and the Structure of Foreign Trade* by Albert Hirschman

 

*Bucking the Buck: US Financial Sanctions and the International Backlash Against the Dollar* by Daniel McDowell