Кто будет следующим у руля ЕЦБ?

ТИЛЬБУРГ, НИДЕРЛАНДЫ. Два года назад лидеров центральных банков мира считали героями за их попытки предотвратить превращение финансового кризиса в Великую депрессию. Однако сегодня центральные банки остро критикуют, и их независимость подвергается огромному давлению во многих странах, особенно в еврозоне, как недавно заявил Марио Драги, глава Банка Италии.

Какого типа человек находится у руля центрального банка всегда важно – но сейчас более чем когда-либо, потому что финансовый кризис всегда угрожает независимости центральных банков.

В Соединенных Штатах ФРС, кажется, имеет поддержку только администрации Обамы, вряд ли можно этим гордиться. Конгресс слишком низко оценил то, как ФРС справлялась с кризисом, а представитель Техаса Рон Поль, который вообще полагает, что само существование ФРС противоречит конституции, возглавит один из ключевых наблюдательных комитетов Конгресса в январе. Более половины американцев хотят, чтобы политики больше говорили о кредитно-денежной политике – жуткая перспектива в свете исторических событий.

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