Reinhart, Carmen and Reinhart, Vincent (2008): Is the US too big to fail? Published in: VoxEU-CEPR (17. November 2008): pp. 1-9.
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Why are investors rushing to purchase US government securities when the US is the epicentre of the financial crisis? This column attributes the paradox to key emerging market economies’ exchange practices, which require reserves most often invested in US government securities. America’s exorbitant privilege comes with a cost and a responsibility that US policy makers should bear in mind as they handle the crisis.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Is the US too big to fail?|
|English Title:||Is the US too big to fail?|
|Keywords:||financial crisis, exchange rates, reserves,government|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook
|Depositing User:||Carmen Reinhart|
|Date Deposited:||25. Jan 2009 05:39|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 19:33|
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