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The Risks of Global Economic Stagnation
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In early 2016, stock markets around the world plummeted, raising the threat of another major depression enveloping the world. In their struggle to recover from the post-2008 global recession, many nations had expanded their money supply and lowered interest rates, with the aim of stimulating both consumer spending and corporate investment. While some of this monetary expansion increased production and employment, much of it created bubbles in asset prices, especially in the prices of equities. Investors faced such low returns from bonds and other fixed-income assets that they poured their funds into equities, which increased price-earnings ratios to exceptional levels. This bubble in stock prices amplified the risks of a severe crash. What could—and should—governments do to avoid a significant stock market crash and a global depression?
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This case is suitable for inclusion in an undergraduate, MBA, or executive level managerial macroeconomics course. After completion of the case, students will be able to:
  • Identify the causes of market crashes and recessions
  • Appreciate the limits of monetary and fiscal policies in combatting recessions and depressions
  • Understand the concept of secular stagnation and its effects
    General Management/Strategy,  International
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    Translations: Simplified Chinese (7 pages)
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