Q & A: Bill White on global monetary policy in an era of post-crisis politics

At a meeting of the Beat Siegenthaler of the UBS Knowledge Network in Zurich on Jan 20, Bill discussed how even a relatively limited fiscal stimulus by the Trump administration might give the Fed cover to tighten monetary policy, which in turn could lead to more overt political pressure on the central bank.


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Der Spiegel: “Inequality, Market Chaos and Angry Voters”

As early as 1996, White was critical of Alan Greenspan, who was head of the US Federal Reserve at the time, due to his ultra-loose monetary policy with which he had hoped to unleash the financial markets. He also warned of the coming crisis on the mortgage market long before Lehman went belly up.

But few were interested in what the economist had to say at a time when the apparently all-powerful financial industry was driving the economy around the world. Once Lehman collapsed, however, that industry threatened to implode and take the global economy along with it, not unlike an immune system that turns on its own body and destroys it.

Der Spiegel Date:  17 November 2016


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Interview during the Geneva Association’s General Assembly

William R. White  attended The Geneva Association’s 43rd General Assembly in Rome on 9 June 2016.

In this interview, he discusses the current economic situation in terms of monetary policy, false beliefs about the economy and moving forward past the current economic situation.


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Interview by Florian Rittmeyer, Schweizer Monat

The interview took place on 18 April 2016 – It was published in the monthly magazine: the Schweizer Monat.4 «Denken Sie an Lawinen»

Was ist der Auslöser der nächsten Finanzkrise?
William White über Hotspots der Geldpolitik und ein Szenario, wie sich eine Deflation rasch in hohe Inflation umwandeln kann.
Florian Rittmeyer spricht mit William White


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