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Fixing Global Finance

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Since 2008, when Fixing Global Finance was first published, the collapse of the housing and credit bubbles of the 2000s has crippled the world's economy. In this updated edition, Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf explains how global imbalances helped cause the financial crises now ravaging the U.S. economy and outlines steps for ending this destructive cycle — of which this is the latest and biggest. An expanded conclusion recommends near- and long-term measures to stabilize and protect financial markets in the future. Reviewing global financial crises since 1980, Wolf lays bare the links between the microeconomics ...
with experts placing different weights upon particular causes. The complexity and interdependence of many of the causes, as well as competing political, economic and organizational interests, have resulted in a variety of narratives describing the crisis. One category of causes created a vulnerable or fragile financial system, including complex financial securities, a dependence on short-term funding markets, and international trade imbalances. Other causes increased the stress on this fragile system, such as high corporate and consumer debt levels. Still others represent shocks to that system, such as the ongoing foreclosure ...
Fixing Global Finance (An Interview with Martin Wolf of the ...
In a recent poll, 60% of U.S. respondents said they believed an imminent economic depression was “likely.” Retirement accounts have lost more than $2 trillion in value over the past year, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has dropped more than 30% from its apex in the fall of 2007.  Meanwhile, developing nations have fallen into the strange habit of giving surplus money to the United States in the form of loans, but really they should be spending it domestically, and developed nations should be spending more in developing nations. These are some of the issues I discussed recently with  Martin Wolf , chief economics ... market research, surveys and trends
Did global imbalances cause the crisis? | vox - Research-based ...
Did global imbalances cause the global crisis? This column summarises the variety of explanations of the relationship between imbalances and the crisis. While the debate continues, it suggests that, as a matter of prudence, policies to contain global imbalances may still be warranted even if they did not trigger the crisis. At their 26-27 June Summit in Canada, the G20 members will take the first look at their progress on the “Framework for strong, sustainable, and balanced growth,” a concerted effort adopted at the September 2009 Pittsburgh Summit to contain global imbalances. The timing is opportune. With trade, ... market research, surveys and trends


International Socialism: An apologist with insights
The great global economic crisis has put many institutions brutally to the test and destroyed them. One of these that has yet to come under sufficient scrutiny is mainstream economics. When the queen visited the London School of Economics in December 2008 she did ask, “Why did no one see it coming?”. Alas, none of the culprits were hauled off to the Tower. 1 But plotting the course of a crisis that has undergone such dramatic twists and turns is a hazardous business even for those not intellectually imprisoned in the theoretical assumptions of neoclassical economics. For example, Leo Panitch and Martijn Konings, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Redemption or Abstinence? Original Sin, Currency Mismatches and ...
The emerging market crises of the 1990s focused the attention of economists on issues of debt composition and particularly currency denomination. Since in bad times the real value of the domestic currency tends to weaken, servicing foreign currency debt becomes more difficult exactly when the capacity to pay is diminished. This makes for riskier debt, less room for counter-cyclical fiscal policies and a monetary policy geared towards currency not output stability. A debate emerged in the late 1990s and early years of the past decade regarding the causes of the prevalence of foreign currency foreign debt in emerging markets. Some ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
ECO - Il ruolo marginale dei paesi Bric nell'economia mondiale
Roma, 30 giu (Il Velino) - La riunione dei cosiddetti paesi “Bric” (Brasile, Russia, India, Cina) a margine del G20 non si è tenuta poiché, spiega un comunicato, il presidente del Brasile Lula era indisposto. Lo si è visto, invece, in piena forma nei suoi incontri con il nostro presidente del Consiglio Berlusconi e la corte d’imprenditori che lo accompagnavano. L’episodio, per piccolo che sia, deve indurre a riflettere sulle illusioni che molti hanno risposto sui Bric come motore della crescita mondiale. In primo luogo, il gruppo in quanto tale non esiste. Si tratta di realtà molto ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The financial crisis relentlessly lingers
The financial crisis that began in 2007 lingers on relentlessly. The collapse of the securitisation bubble has now morphed into a sovereign debt crisis, reigniting the possibility of a sovereign default in an advanced economy. Public finances are under severe pressure as the costs of bailing out the financial sector have been heaped upon the consequences of government profligacy in the good times. The OECD has estimated that public sector debt will exceed 100 per cent of GDP across the industrialised economies in 2011 - something that has never happened in peacetime. All of this weighed heavily on the minds of the G8 and G20 ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Fixing Global Finance
Fixing Global Finance. In theory, the globalization of finance should have brought substantial benefits. In practice, it merely brought a series of devastat ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Apr 17, 2009 ... in his book Fixing Global Finance, Asian countries, led by. China, adopted a version of Japan's strategy for export-led ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Fixing Global Finance: An Interview with Martin Wolf | YaleGlobal ...
Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator and Associate Editor for the Financial Times, talks about his new book “Fixing Global Finance,” and the current financial crisis. In this interview with Nayan Chanda, editor of YaleGlobal, Wolf explains why global imbalances caused the financial crises, outlines the steps for ending this destructive cycle, and offers suggestions on how to help ensure global financial stability in the future. – YaleGlobal Nayan Chanda: I am Nayan Chanda, editor of YaleGlobal Online, and we have returning to our studio, Martin Wolf, chief economics writer for the Financial Times. Martin, ...
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Given the pattern of global savings and investment, the US emerged naturally and inevitably, as the world’s borrower of last resort, he reasons. “That severely constrained the degrees of freedom for Federal Reserve monetary policy, on the plausible presumption that it was loath to permit a sustained recession.” Again, given the scale of the net borrowing by the US and the lack of corporate demand for outside funding, the aggressive monetary easing, the consequent financial excess, and above all the housing-related excess were almost inevitable, Wolf concludes. So, where do we go from here, to create a financial and global ...
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Many solutions have been put forth to solve global warming. The question is whether we will be able to stop it, or slow it down. The main solutions would be increasing energy efficiency, decreasing the use of fossil fuels and increasing the use of natural energy like solar power, wind power, etc. Also, solving the problem of deforestation, which counts for about 20 percent of annual CO2 emissions due to human activities. There are dozens of technologies available that would help, but the main problem is, of course, money. Most of the more efficient technologies cost money, which governments either are unwilling to pay, or cannot ...