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High Debt Levels Will Create Problems For The Economy | Dr. Barry Eichengreen u0026 Joseph Wang

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Dr. Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at University of California, Berkeley, joins Forward Guidance alongside Joseph Wang, CIO of Monetary Macro and writer at FedGuy.com, to discuss his paper at the Federal Reserve’s 2023 Jackson Hole symposium, “Living with High Public Debt.” Professor Eichengreen also shares his findings on the U.S. dollar’s role as a global reserve currency (“dollar dominance”), financial repression, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and he also shares his views on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Filmed on November 28, 2023.

Dr. Eichengreen’s 2023 Jackson Hole paper, “Living With High Public Debt”: https://www.kansascityfed.org/Jackson...

Complete agenda for 2023 Jackson Hole Symposium: https://www.kansascityfed.org/researc...
More information on Dr. Eichengreen’s work: https://eml.berkeley.edu/~eichengr/
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Timestamps:
00:00 Introduction
01:33 High Levels of Debt Relative to GDP Are Problematic
06:07 Ways By Which DebttoGDP Ratios Can Be Lowered
14:08 Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lead To A Productivity Miracle?
19:58 How Bad Does It Have To Get Before A Global Reserve Currency Gets Dethroned?
26:31 Central Banks Are Buying More Gold
30:31 What Could Erode Dollar's Dominant Position In The World
40:39 Dr. Eichengreen's Views On Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)
46:05 Is Central Bank Independence Something That's Here To Stay?
49:16 Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)
59:49 Dr. Eichengreen's Future Work On China's Economic Slowdown
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