My latest Macro Musings podcast is with Robert Hall. Bob is a professor of economics at Stanford University. He is the former president of the American Economic Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists. He has published widely in many areas of economics including labor, public finance, international finance, and macroeconomics. Bob is also chair of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s recession dating committee.
Bob joined me to discuss how his recession dating committee determines the official turning points in the business cycle. We also cover his recent work on the the post-2009 slump and the causes behind it. Along way, we touch on the importance of the ZLB, secular stagnation, the global decline safe asset yields, and more. We close by discussing his preferred approach for monetary policy. It was a fascinating conversation throughout.