Brad Setser

Brad Setser: Follow the Money

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Welcome to My Blog…

by Brad Setser
September 14, 2004

Welcome. I am Nouriel’s co-conspirator on several of his recent articles, and I’ll be adding my voice to this site as well.

Obviously, Nouriel and I do not disagree on much. But we do have different ways of thinking and writing. I am probably a bit more interested in finding the sound bite that explains the complexities of macro policy than nouriel, though neither of us is known for true brevity. I am also perhaps a bit more empirical. Rather than talking of trade in the abstract, I like to know what a country is buying from the world, and what it is selling. Right now I am particularly interested in the consequences of trading U.S. T-bills for Asian (and other) consumer goods — the topic of my most recent paper with Nouriel. Since I am as interested in geopolitics as in economics, I’ll problably also post on topics like Iraq’s debt restructuring.

Brad Setser

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  • Posted by Naoyoshi Kinukawa

    I am so pleased to know that there has been established a weblog like this. I hope that you could develop it further.

  • Posted by brad

    Naoyoshi –

    thanks for your comments. Are there any topics you would like to see nouriel and I address?

  • Posted by Steve DuBois

    Ran across this site while doing research for the high school debate team I coach. Good, useful stuff. By the way, Mr. Setser, are you originally from Manhattan, KS?

  • Posted by brad

    Steve — yes, I am from the little apple, and once upon a time debated for MHS. Were you at Topeka High?