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The Crisis: Basic Mechanisms and Appropriate Policies

  • Olivier Blanchard

The purpose of this lecture is to look beyond the complex events that characterize the global financial and economic crisis, identify the basic mechanisms, and infer the policies needed to resolve the current crisis, as well as the policies needed to reduce the probability of similar events in the future.

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Article provided by Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its journal CESifo Forum.

Volume (Year): 10 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (04)
Pages: 3-14

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