Tags: debt deflation

Keynes’ Liquidity Preference Trumps Debt Deflation in 1931 and 2008

January 6th, 2017
in history, macroeconomics

I have pointed out before that the meaning of the term ‘liquidity trap’ has today become completely altered — with said alteration mainly coming from Paul Krugman’s bizarre redefinition which seems tied up with his idea about a natural rate of interest and the central bank being unable to hit this natural rate due to their coming up against the zero-lower bound. more »

Money and Banking, Part 14: Financial Crises

While visiting the London School of Economics at the end of 2008, the Queen of England wondered “why did nobody notice it?” In doing so, she echoed a narrative that had been promoted among some prominent economists: the Great Recession (“it”) was an… more »

Should we be Spooked by Deflation? A Look at the Historical Record

April 16th, 2015
in macroeconomics

Concerns about deflation – falling prices of goods and services – are rooted in the view that it is very costly. This column tests the historical link between output growth and deflation in a sample covering 140 years for up to 38 economies. more »

The Flat Debt Society

by John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the global economy is facing “the risk of a new mediocre, where growth is low and uneven.”… Lagarde said Europe's 18-nation bloc that uses the euro… more »

A Take on Eurozone Debt Crisis

The EZ debt overhang needs to be fixed. This column argues that making market discipline credible requires an orderly debt restructuring mechanism combined with a strictly regulated temporary mutualisation scheme or a well-designed debt conversion… more »












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