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Financial Crash, Commodity Prices and Global Imbalances

Ricardo J. Caballero, Emmanuel Farhi, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

NBER Working Paper No. 14521
Issued in December 2008
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In this paper we argue that the persistent global imbalances, the subprime crisis, and the volatile oil and asset prices that followed it, are tightly interconnected. They all stem from a global environment where sound and liquid financial assets are in scarce supply.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w14521

Published: Financial Crash, Commodity Prices, and Global Imbalances Ricardo J. Caballero, Emmanuel Farhi and Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas Brookings Papers on Economic Activity , Vol. 2008, (Fall, 2008) , pp. 1-55

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