31 Jul '18, 11pm

Global Economy Vulnerable a Decade After

Global Economy Vulnerable a Decade After

Global Economy Vulnerable a Decade After By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/07/global-economy-vulnerable-decade/ Ten years ago, deteriorating confidence in the value of US sub-prime mortgages threatened a liquidity crisis. The US Federal Reserve injected considerable capital into the market, but could not prevent the 2008-2009 global financial crisis (GFC). The 2008 meltdown exposed the extent of finance-led international economic integration, with countries more vulnerable to financial contagion and related policy ‘spillovers’ exacerbating real economic volatility. It also revealed some vulnerabilities of the post-Second World War (WW2) US-centred international financial ‘architecture’ – the Bretton Woods system – modified after its breakdown in the early 1970s. Robert Triffin, the leading international monetary economist of his generati...

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