The coming Greater Depression of the 2020s

Nouriel Roubini  |  Roubini Macro Associates  |  29 April 2020

After the 2007-09 financial crisis, the imbalances and risks pervading the global economy were exacerbated by policy mistakes. Rather than address the structural problems that the financial collapse and ensuing recession revealed, governments mostly kicked the can down the road, creating major downside risks that made another crisis inevitable. And now that it has arrived, the risks are growing even more acute. Unfortunately, even if the Greater Recession leads to a lackluster U-shaped recovery this year, an L-shaped “Greater Depression” will follow later in this decade, owing to ...

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