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DDB Headshot NewErik Townsend welcomes Danielle DiMartino Booth to MacroVoices. Erik and Danielle discuss:

  • Looking at the Fed from the inside
  • Shadow Banking System
  • Reflecting on the Global Financial Crisis
  • The culture at the Reserve Banks
  • What should be done with the Fed?
  • Can interest rates ever be normalized?
  • Considerations on the Underfunded Pensions
  • What needs to happen next? 

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DANIELLE DIMARTINO BOOTH is a financial expert and commentator on economic trends. 

After working as a financial columnist at the Dallas Morning News, DiMartino Booth spent nine years (2006 – 2015) as an advisor to Richard W. Fisher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.  After leaving the Fed,DiMartino Booth founded Money Strong, LLC, an economic consulting firm and launched a weekly economic newsletter with more that 20K subscribers. Linked In, where she has over 32,000 followers, ranked her the 3rd Top Voice in 2016.  For 2017, MarketWatch named her one of the four economists to follow in the Trump era.

She is the author of FED UP: An Insider’s Take on Why The Federal Reserve is Bad For America. DiMartino Booth began her career in New York at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse, where she worked fixed income and the public and private equity markets.  Danielle earned her BBA as a College of Business Scholar at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.  She lives in Dallas with her family. For more, visit www.dimartinobooth.com and follow @DiMartinoBooth on Twitter.

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