Policy Briefs | 10 September 2009

External imbalances and the G20

In a new Policy Brief, Stephen Grenville argues that the Global Financial Crisis has changed the form of the external imbalances problem, but not removed it. 

 

Stephen Grenville

In a new Policy Brief, Stephen Grenville argues that the Global Financial Crisis has changed the form of the external imbalances problem, but not removed it. 

 

Stephen Grenville

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Executive Summary

Rather than see this as a bilateral issue, juxtaposing America’s unsustainable external deficit with China’s unsustainable surplus, the policy agenda should be broadened, to encompass ways of promoting globalisation rather than retreating from it. Next week’s G20 leaders’ meeting provides the forum for a more multilateral approach to policy coordination.

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