• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
  • 00:48    |    
    Interview with Robert J. Barro
    • Are all economists now conservative?
    • Can increases in the government expenditure stimulate the economy?
    • Do tax cuts work to get out of a recession in a developed economy?
    • Should US worry about fiscal deficits?
    • Do trade balances matter in economic policies?
    • What is the nature of the US engagement with China?
    • What kind of work and studies have you performed in Chinese Universities?
    • How often people in physics eventually come to study Economics?
    • Can mathematical principles be applied to Economics with any degree of success?
    • What are the consequences of failing to predict long-term variables?
    • Isn't Chile's experience a successful application of Economics?
    • Is there a positive future in North Korea?
    • Can you mention a country that has made a successful transition form the Third World to the First World?
    • How can an institutional strengthening prevent the consequences of Leftist governments?
    • What is the economic and monetary situation of Argentina?
    • Do you support the dollarization in Latin American countries?
    • Why can't Argentina make the transition to the First World?
    • Is Russia going to become a member of the European Union?
    • What is the situation of property rights in China?
    • Are the Chinese optimistic about the future?
    • What would happen to Central American countries when remittances start to diminish?
    • Can the exporters benefit from a decrease in the remittances flow?
    • Has the Guatemalan GDP n per capita been stable since 1980?
    • What is the Richardian equivalence?
    • Was the Richardian equivalence a revolutionary thinking in the 1970's?
    • Can you comment on fertility, growth, human behavior, and Economics?
    • What are the consequences of having a high population growth?
    • What is your personal opinion about global warming?
    • How do you change your gasoline consumption when gasoline prices rise?
    • What is the relationship between religion and economic growth?
      • Relationship between State and religion
      • Factors that reduce official religions
      • Relationship between evangelicals and economic growth
    • What is the role of an advisor to the US Federal Reserve?
      • Factors that determine interest rates
      • Inflation control
    • What is the relationship between interest rate differentials and adjustments in exchange rates?
    • How do you see your continuing relationship with Guatemala?
  • 01:09:09    |    
    Final words
  • 01:09:35    |    
    Final credits

Interview with Robert J. Barro by Carlisle Johnson

New Media  | 05 de mayo de 2007  | Vistas: 3065

About this video

Carlisle Johnson interviews economist Robert J. Barro. Liberal economists have abandoned Keynesian Economics and focus more on appropriate monetary policies, inflation targeting, and liberalization policies. A dynamic world economy has enabled some Third World Countries to become First World Countries. With the exception of Chile, Latin America has experienced many economic and financial problems.  Important phenomenona like decline of fertility, evangelization, and global warming are related to economic growth and current public policies.


Interview with Robert J. Barro
Carlisle Johnson

Special Collections Room
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, May 5th 2007

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, May 2007
Camera 1: Alexander Arauz; camera 2: Joni Vasquez; digital editing: Alexander Arauz; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; publication: Pedro David España; content reviser: Katty Schellenger