Finance Stumps World's Best Minds
If the financial crisis and the Great Recession changed one thing in the minds of macroeconomic policy makers, it was to make them care about finance. It seems almost unimaginable, seven years later, to think that anyone could have ignored the connection between the financial system and the rest of the economy. It’s an almost dreamlike experience to look at the macroeconomic models made before 2009 -- many of which are still in use today -- and search in vain for any reference to leverage, asset prices or the financial industry.
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