Risks to the global economy in 2019

Kenneth Rogoff | Harvard University | 15 January 2019

As Mark Twain never said, "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you think you know for sure that just ain't so." Over the course of this year and next, the biggest economic risks will emerge in those areas where investors think recent patterns are unlikely to change. They will include a growth recession in China; a rise in global long-term real interest rates; and, a crescendo of populist economic policies that ...

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