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The return of a housing bubble
08 May, 2018, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
While household balance sheets are not rid of the debt accumulated in the years preceding the 2008 crisis, there are signs that purchases financed with new debt are leading to a fresh bubble in property markets.
Justice in the Age of Finance
07 July, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The very limited Barclays prosecution comes in the wake of a half-hearted investigation effort, which has thus far completely let off all those who took the world economy to the verge of a crisis akin to the Great Depression. It is not clear if anything will finally come out of even this case, which is aimed at merely teaching a lesson to those who hurt a bunch of financial investors by violating insider rules.
The unsustainable US recovery
06 June, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Even the limited and unsteady recovery of growth in the US a decade after the 2008 crisis is based on an increase in debt that renders it unsustainable.
The Illusion of an Economic Spring
17 May, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar
While policy makers, analysts and observers paint a picture of an ongoing global economic recovery, the numbers seem to drag the optimists down.
The Hegemony of Finance
19 October, 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Finance has been able to successfully stall reforms that the 2008-09 crisis had established as being urgent and imperative, and the consequences of that are bound to be damaging.
Shifting Havens for Capital
30 September, 2011, C.P. Chandrasekhar
In parallel with the sudden strengthening of the dollar recently, the value of a whole host of alternative assets has fallen. In the process developing countries that have been the targets of financial investors and those dependent on commodity exports have become particularly vulnerable.
The Persistent Global Crisis
22 September, 2011, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
World financial leaders gather at Washington for the annual meetings of the World Bank and the IMF amid fears of another global recession. But the perspective and will needed to address the problem appear to be absent.
The Spectre of Public Debt
21 June, 2010, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The sovereign debt crisis of Greece has led to appeals for a reduction in the size of public debt in countries worldwide. Given that increasing taxes and reducing expenditures may not be considered viable options, there would soon be strident calls for disinvestment and privatisation aimed at generating the resources needed for this.

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