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BALLPARK_SocMedBox-TranspIn this week’s episode of The Ballpark, hosts Denise Baron, Sophie Donszelmann, and Chris Gilson look at the almighty dollar and decipher US monetary policy, central banking, and exchange rates.

This episode features interviews with Jeff Frieden, Professor of Government at Harvard University, Gianluca Benigno, Professor of Economics at the LSE, and Chris Parkes, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the LSE.

Listen to Episode 4 on Soundcloud

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HEIF-5-logo-full-sizeThe Ballpark was produced with help from the LSE’S HEIF5 fund and the US Embassy in the UK.  Our theme tune is by Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”, a Seattle based gypsy jazz band.

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Note:  This podcast gives the views of the interviews and co-hosts, and is not the position of USAPP – American Politics and Policy, the LSE US Centre, nor the London School of Economics.

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