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Two Presidents, Two Central Bankers, Two Crises


  • Annamaria Simonazzi


The present crisis has prompted lively debate on the limitations and responsibilities of the economic theory that has held sway over the last few decades. Essentially, it is the virtually blind faith in the markets’ self-regulating capacities that is now under fire. Deriving from this extraordinary confidence, as a corollary, is the idea that there can be no problems of aggregate demand thanks to the rebalancing mechanism of prices, and diffidence with regard to state intervention. The aim of this Note is to reappraise interpretation of the crisis in the light of theoretical approaches that have lapsed into oblivion in the last few years, but which constituted the core of Nando Vianello’s teaching.

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  • Annamaria Simonazzi, 2010. "Two Presidents, Two Central Bankers, Two Crises," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 3, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0194

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    1. Bagnasco Arnaldo, 2010. "The social Bases of Regulation," Stato e mercato, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 1, pages 3-32.
    2. Brandolini Andrea, 2005. "La disuguaglianza di reddito in Italia nell'ultimo decennio," Stato e mercato, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 2, pages 207-230.
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    Financial markets; Macroeconomic policy; Financial crisis;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises


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