Alexandra Scaggs on Bond Markets, the Treasury Yield Curve, and MMT

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Alexandra Scaggs on Bond Markets, the Treasury Yield Curve, and MMT
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Alexandra Scaggs is a senior writer at Barron’s covering financial markets with a special emphasis on bond markets, and she previously wrote news and commentary for the Financial Times and for Bloomberg. Alexandra joins the show today to talk about the current state of bond markets and what it means for the economy. David and Alexandra also discuss corporate debt, the inversion of the treasury yield curve, and the lasting impact of the modern monetary theory debate.

 

Transcript for the episode: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/podcasts/04292019/bond-markets-and-macroeconomics

 

Alexandra’s Twitter: @alexandrascaggs

Alexandra’s Barron’s profile: https://www.barrons.com/authors/8576

 

Related Links:

 

*Negative-Yielding Bonds Top $9 Trillion as Growth Worries Return* by Adam Haigh

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-14/negative-yielding-bonds-top-9-trillion-as-growth-worries-return

 

David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com
David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth

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