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Reconstructing the World Economy

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Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069770.072

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

This volume presents papers from a conference organized by the Korea Development Institute and the IMF. The purpose of this high-level conference was for policymakers and academics from the Asian region and from G-...

CHAPTER 1. A Strategy for Renormalizing Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Advanced Economies

CHAPTER 1. A Strategy for Renormalizing Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Advanced Economies »

Source: Reconstructing the World Economy

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

1.1. Introduction In response to the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, government budgets and central banks have provided substantial support for aggregate demand and for the fi...

Chapter 2. Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy

Chapter 2. Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy »

Source: Reconstructing the World Economy

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

2.1. Introduction It was tempting for macroeconomists and policymakers alike to take much of the credit for the steady decrease in cyclical fluctuations from the early 1980s on and t...

CHAPTER 3. “Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy”: Comments

CHAPTER 3. “Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy”: Comments »

Source: Reconstructing the World Economy

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

The paper by Olivier Blanchard, Giovanni Dell’Ariccia, and Paolo Mauro is an important contribution to the current debate on the causes of the failure of macroeconomics in general and many sophisticated fore...

CHAPTER 4. Toward a Stability-Oriented Policy Framework

CHAPTER 4. Toward a Stability-Oriented Policy Framework »

Source: Reconstructing the World Economy

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

In discussing the current macroeconomic framework, I will focus on the institutional aspects that have proved successful, in particular from the European perspective. These are central bank independence, the...

CHAPTER 5. Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System

CHAPTER 5. Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System »

Source: Reconstructing the World Economy

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

5.1. Executive Summary The crisis has elicited a profound re-evaluation of the way in which the global financial system works. How both policymakers and market participants respond t...

CHAPTER 6. Comments on “Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System”

CHAPTER 6. Comments on “Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System” »

Source: Reconstructing the World Economy

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

“Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System” does a particularly nice job in summarizing: what went wrong; the pote...

CHAPTER 7. Discussion of “Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System”

CHAPTER 7. Discussion of “Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System” »

Source: Reconstructing the World Economy

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

The lessons from the global financial crisis have shaped the debate on the future contours of the financial system. The paper by Kodres and Narain does an excellent job of asking the pertinent questions. The...

CHAPTER 8. Global Imbalances: In Midstream?

CHAPTER 8. Global Imbalances: In Midstream? »

Source: Reconstructing the World Economy

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

Before the crisis, there were strong arguments for reducing global imbalances. As a result of the crisis, there have been significant changes in saving and investment patterns across the world and imbalances...

CHAPTER 9. Comment on “Global Imbalances: In Midstream?”

CHAPTER 9. Comment on “Global Imbalances: In Midstream?” »

Source: Reconstructing the World Economy

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

This is an important contribution to the literature on global imbalances, which has been bedevilled hitherto by much muddy thinking. Blanchard and Milesi-Ferretti begin by making the important point that cur...