Shock to the System

An Interview with Barry Eichengreen

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.

Octavian Report: How do you see economic policy and financial policy unfolding under Donald Trump?

Barry Eichengreen: You’re definitely starting with a broad question. I think the key decisions will concern corporate taxation, individual income taxation, infrastructure spending, and trade …

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