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William White

William White

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William White is a former deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, a former head of the Monetary and Economic Department of the Bank for International Settlements, and the former Chairman of the Economic and Development Review Committee at the OECD.

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    Are We Risking a Debt Pandemic?

    Wolfgang Schäuble

    Even in a crisis as grave as the COVID-19 pandemic, money is not a panacea, and borrowing makes sense only if it is carried out prudently and reasonably. Otherwise, states will jeopardize their long-term financial flexibility, price stability, and competitiveness.

    worries that monetization of pandemic-related government borrowing will boost inflation and erode competitiveness.
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