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Gauti Eggertsson on the Post-Pandemic Inflation Surge and its Implications for Monetary Policy

Macro Musings with David Beckworth

Release Date: 01/29/2024

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Gauti Eggertsson is a professor of economics at Brown University and is the author of several recent papers on the causes of the 2021-22 inflation surge and the lessons to be drawn from it for monetary policy going forward. Gauti is also a returning guest to Macro Musings, and he rejoins the show to talk about these papers and their findings. Specifically, David and Gauti discuss the role of the Fed’s FAIT framework in the post-pandemic inflation surge, the return of the non-linear Phillips curve, the merits of nominal GDP targeting and average nominal output targeting, Gauti’s policy suggestions for the Fed, and a lot more.

 

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*The Inflation Surge of the 2020s: The Role of Monetary Policy* by Gauti Eggertsson and Donald Kohn

 

*It’s Baaack: The Surge in Inflation in the 2020s and the Return of the Non-Linear Phillips Curve* by Pierpaolo Benigno and Gauti Eggertsson

 

*The Slanted-L Phillips Curve* by Pierpaolo Benigno and Gauti Eggertsson

 

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*The Princeton School and the Zero Lower Bound* by Scott Sumner

 

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