COST Action IS0902: Systemic Risks, Financial Crises and Credit
Quantitative Easing is Pushing on a StringThey’re at it again. Last October the US Federal Open Market Committee announced it “is prepared to provide additional accommodation if needed”. This means…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Lancastle Sep 29, 2011.
Hi All, Prepare for the next phase of the credit crisis: inflation The refresh, the first four phases were: 1. A US household debt crisis (2000-2006), spilling over into banks' balance sheets2.…Continue
Started Jun 10, 2011
Debt Is The Problem - Why the Shiller Solution Won’t Work(this comment piece appeared in the Financial Times, 5 November 2009)Dirk Bezemer Economists have been mulling over the shape financial…Continue
Started Jun 10, 2011
University of Groningen
Dirk Bezemer (PhD economics, University of Amsterdam) works on the economics of growth and development. He conducted research on the economics of transition at Imperial College (University of London) and on agricultural and rural development at the Overseas Development Institute (London). He was employed by the UK Department for International Development as an Advisor before accepting a position at the University of Groningen, where he teaches in Bachelor, Master and PhD courses.
He has published widely in journals including the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Europe-Asia Studies, Comparative Economic Studies, Economic Systems, the Journal of Economic Issues, the World Bank Research Observer, Economic Affairs, Accounting, Organizations and Society, World Development, the Journal of Development Studies and Advances in Complex Systems. He contributed numerous book chapters, including to the Handbook of Critical Issues in Finance. He co-wrote background papers to the 2005 OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: China, and the 2008 World Bank Word Development Report: Agriculture for Development, and has worked in policy advice to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
His 2009 analysis of credit crisis predictions gained significant media exposure through invited comment pieces at Vox.eu.org, in the Financial Times, the national press and professional magazines. In June 2010 he coordinated a University of Groningen symposium on The Financial Sector in Models For Policy Use, which brought together representatives of the European Central Bank, De Nederlandsche Bank, the European Commission’s DG for Economic and Financial Affairs and the Netherlands Bureau for Policy Analysis. He made presentations on this work in many countries and has undertaken advisory work for the IMF’s 2011 Vulnerability Assessment. He is co-writing the 2012-2016 Strategy Paper for the Dutch Development Bank FMO and advising Latvia’s social democrat Concord Centre on policies to deal with debt crisis fall out. In 2011 he obtained a 2-year grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking in support of his research on finance, growth and instability.