Perry G. Mehrling

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Perry G. Mehrling, Professor of Economics, joined the faculty of Barnard College in 1987, where he teaches courses on the economics of money and banking, the history of money and finance, and the financial dimensions of the U.S. retirement, health, and education systems. His most recent book is The New Lombard Street: How the Fed became the dealer of last resort (Princeton 2011). His best-known book Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance (Wiley 2005, 2012) has recently been released in a revised paperback edition. Currently, Prof. Mehrling directs the educational initiatives of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, one of which is his course Economics of Money and Banking, available on Coursera at www.coursera.org/course/money.


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Ring-fencing Explained

Article | Oct 2, 2012

Everyone wants to ring-fence something, but they can’t agree on what:

Ring-fencing Explained

Article | Oct 2, 2012

Everyone wants to ring-fence something, but they can’t agree on what: Vickers, Liikanen, Volcker.

Lethal Embrace? A Thought Experiment

Article | Jun 18, 2012

At the heart of the Eurocrisis lies a vicious circle where once there was a virtuous one.

Maynard's Revenge: A Review

Article | May 21, 2012

The Collapse of Free Market Macroeconomics

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Challenging the Foundation

Video | Apr 11, 2012

George Soros, Axel Leijonhufvud and Perry Mehrling in Berlin, Germany (2012).

Growth and Crisis: The Two Faces of Credit

Video | Feb 20, 2012

At least since Joseph Schumpeter we know that credit is good for economic growth. At least since 2007 we know that too much credit foreshadows financial turmoil.

Inequality in Asia: The Local Effects of Global Capitalism

Video | Feb 16, 2012

Inequality did not increase during the early stages of economic development in Japan and the East Asian Tigers. But in India and China it did. Why is that?

Why New Technologies Do Not Make Poor Countries Rich

Video | Feb 7, 2012

Over the past two hundred years, poor countries have become faster at adopting the technologies of rich countries. So why is it, the economist asks, that poor countries have remained poor, by and large?