Barry Eichengreen is one of the world’s most respected economists and financial historians. His insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the international monetary system are informed by a deep understanding of the crises it was built to prevent. Here, he shares his view on the future of our economic order under Trump — and why he fears we may be in for a severe systemic shock.
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Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at Berkeley and the author, most recently, of Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses — and Misuses — of History.