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Notes on Varieties of Crises

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  • Daniel Heymann

    (CEPAL Buenos Aires, Universidad de Buenos Aires)

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    The current economic and financial crisis is changing people’s life all over the world. As a result, it imposes urgent demands on economic policies. In addition, represents a lesson to be learnt that raises serious questions about the current macroeconomic analysis. The purpose of these notes is to comment briefly on the general features of large macroeconomic crises and also to discuss from an analytical perspective the differences among them in terms of the nature and intensity of the turbulences they create. According to the depth and spread of solvency problems, a schematic identification is made of situations that would differ in terms of the macroeconomic policies required to deal with each crisis and of the instruments (monetary, fiscal, contractual) that might be effective in each case to lessen the real effects.

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    Article provided by Central Bank of Argentina, Economic Research Department in its journal Ensayos Económicos.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 53-54 (January - June)
    Pages: 67-71

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    Handle: RePEc:bcr:ensayo:v:1:y:2009:i:53-54:p:67-71

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    Keywords: crisis management; international crisis; macroeconomic policy; solvency;

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    1. Sebastian Galiani & Daniel Heymann & Mariano Tommasi, 2003. "Great Expectations and Hard Times: The Argentine Convertibility Plan," JOURNAL OF LACEA ECONOMIA, LACEA - LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION.
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