A Retort to the Austrians

Last time we interviewed Carlos Lara and Prof. Robert Murphy to give us the Austrian perspective on the boom & bust cycle. Today we’re going to see the another side of the debate, with the help of Jake Meyer, a Nobel Prize losing economist at California State University!

Probably our fiercest economics episode yet. We had a lot of fun.

Jake’s work focuses on empirically studying the interaction of the international finance system and domestic political factors, particularly looking at financial crises and credit--all very relevant to the boom/bust cycle debate. He’s also a research economist at Forensic Economic Services, was part of the faculty at Claremont Graduate University, and got his Masters and PhD from Claremont as well.