Kenneth Rogoff has been invited to Budapest by the MNB department of the Corvinus University. In his interview given to Economania blog, he lists the main risks to the global economy and the predominant role of the US dollar, and also explains, how an efficient monetary policy can be conducted well below the zero lower bound.
The linear and symmetric approach of neoclassical economics is elegant, intuitive and very attractive, especially to those in power. However, the global financial crisis showed clearly that we are facing a huge paradigm blindness and therefore a paradigm crisis.
Willem Buiter, one of the leading economists of our age, delivered a lecture on the outlook for, and the challenges facing, the world economy. Mr Buiter was a guest at an event held as part of a series called ‘Economania’ organised by the MNB Department at Corvinus University.