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Draghi Wishes for a World Order Populists Will Love to Hate

  • ECB president urges policy be properly aligned across borders
  • International coordination could face domestic political ire
European Central Bank (BCE) President Mario Draghi arrives before an EU summit meeting on June 28, at the European Union headquarters in Brussels.

European Central Bank (BCE) President Mario Draghi arrives before an EU summit meeting on June 28, at the European Union headquarters in Brussels.

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Mario Draghi has just pushed the boundaries of central banking further into the realm of globalization, at a time when globalization is on the run.

Following the work of Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan and others, the European Central Bank president on Tuesday became the most senior global central banker so far to call for more explicit policy cooperation between jurisdictions. Draghi’s aim is to mitigate the damaging cross-border side-effects brought on by the combination of monetary activism and tighter global financial links.