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Carlo Resta
The huge compression of the investment horizon towards an extreme short term bias continues to be a major barrier to real recovery. A methodology to develop a direct capital flow between investors and the real economy is now desperately needed. Reflexivity, or simply put, the fact that markets have de facto no self adjusting mechanisms, should now be a...
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Carlo Resta, Roubini Global Economics, February 17, 2011 The assumptions of the efficient market hypothesis and self equilibrium,previously widely acclaimed, led to unsound economic decisions. They created an intellectual complacency that overlooked the risks behind the ongoing structural crisis. New concepts should guide our future analysis and build the foundations of a new economic and financial theory. Most...
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More than three years into the most significant structural crisis of modern history, the flaws that caused it are still looming around like the strokes of midnight in a horror movie. A main problem is Moral Hazard. Some banks have reached such a big size that their failure would jeopardise society. Thus, these Banks enjoy an...
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Three years into this epochal crisis and still not much light at the end of the tunnel. The “advanced economies” of the Western world have imploded. The celebrated concept that market forces would balance things out, the “efficient markets hypothesis”, is no longer working and proved to be unsound. Same for the other pillar of most...
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