¿Otros siete años de tiempos difíciles?

NEW HAVEN – Mucho de lo que se ha dicho después del Simposio Económico de Jackson Hole en agosto de este año, al que asistieron muchos economistas y banqueros centrales del mundo, tiene que ver con un artículo presentado ahí que hizo una alarmante evaluación de largo plazo sobre el futuro de las economías del mundo.

El artículo, After the fall, fue escrito por los economistas Carmen Reinhart y Vincent Reinhart. Su trabajo se basa en el reciente libro de Carmen Reinhart en coautoría con Kenneth Rogoff, titulado This time is different:Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Esta vez es diferente: ocho siglos de locura financiera).

De acuerdo con el artículo de los Reinhart, “el crecimiento del PIB y los precios de la vivienda son significativamente más bajos y el desempleo más alto” en la década que sigue a las crisis financieras como la que comenzó hace tres años, que en la década que las precede. Por lo tanto, uno podría inferir que nos esperan otros siete años, más o menos, de tiempos difíciles.

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