Daily Archives: January 26, 2009

By Ricardo Hausmann

China is definitely part of the global imbalance. It is running a current account surplus in excess of 10 per cent of gross domestic product and it is accumulating reserves as if they were as profitable as a Madoff investment was supposed to be. Were it not for this fact, its currency would have appreciated much more than it has. 

By Ricardo Caballero 

World financial markets are being ravaged by uncertainty and fear. The prices of all forms of explicit and implicit financial insurance have skyrocketed and hence, by a basic identity, the prices of risky assets have plummeted or the corresponding markets have disappeared.