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Ensaios sobre a crise III: Esta Recessão foi diferente

A comparação com a Grande Depressão dos anos 1930 é tentadora. Mas a história, agora, foi diferente. A separar 1929 de 2007 está uma “financeirização” insana da economia e da sociedade, dizem vários especialistas em história das crises. E a geração de um “ecossistema” financista novo.
AVISO AO LEITOR: Texto longo. Adaptação de artigo da Revista portuguesa EXAME, edição de Maio de 2010.

Portuguese near-default crisis – a rountable in the “black week”

A virtual roundtable with 5 economists and financial analysts
Mark Thoma, professor, University of Oregon, USA
Peter Cohan, CEO Peter Cohan & Associates, Boston, USA
Bill Witherell, Chief Global Economist, Cumberland Advisors, global financial company
David Caploe, Chief Political Economist, EconomyWatch.com, Singapore
Gary A. Dymski, Department of Economics, University of California, Riverside, USA

Financial Reform: Is the Volcker Plan Missing the Target ?

Financial Reform: Is the Volcker Plan Missing the Target ?

Former Federal Reserve (Fed) Chief Paul Volcker’s so called Financial Reform Plan, released after President Obama’s speech decrying ‘fat cats’ on Wall Street, could be one of the most important prescriptions for the post-financial crisis. Its in/correctness and/or in/efficiency may well be critical for reform of the entire global financial system. Unfortunately, the plan of the former Fed head seems to be either lacking key elements, or is insufficient as currently constituted. We interview two of today’s most important economics bloggers, University of Oregon Economics Professor Mark Thoma, editor of Economist’s View, and Dr. David Caploe, Chief Political Economist of the Singapore-based EconomyWatch.com, who holds a Ph.D. in International Political Economy from Princeton.