The Private Debt initiative is an opportunity to articulate how private debt impacts the economy and to specify the pathways for its effects. The initiative will also lead to better knowledge for the use of regulators, policymakers, journalists, and the public. Finally, the Private Debt initiative will open a better-informed dialogue towards tangible solutions to the problems posed by excessive private debt.
Oct 22, 2017 | 04:30
What role does debt play in triggering economic crises, and is the problem principally public or private sector debt?
Hosted by Private Debt
Jun 20–21, 2019
Shaped by the 2008 financial crisis, a new generation of economists is expanding the boundaries of economic thinking on credit cycles, private debt, and financial stability.
Debt Talks Episode 1: The Secular Rise of DebtWebinar
moderated by Moritz Schularick with Laura Carvalho, Matthew C. Klein, and Amir Sufi | 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Hosted by Private Debt
Jul 21, 2020
A webinar panel discussion moderated by INET Fellow Moritz Schularick, with Laura Carvalho, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo, Matthew C. Klein, Economics Commentator at Barron’s, and Amir Sufi, Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Debt Talks Episode 2: Debt, Wealth, and Racial InequalitiesWebinar
moderated by Moritz Schularick with Mehrsa Baradaran, Ashley C. Harrington, Darrick Hamilton and Louise Seamster
Sep 15, 2020
Racial inequalities of wealth and income are pervasive. This episode of Debt Talks will feature a conversation with four prominent experts on the persistence of racial inequalities of wealth and income and the role of financial markets in shaping them.
Nov 6, 2019
Yueran Ma discusses her work with INET’s Private Debt Initiative
Jul 10, 2019
When the stock market grows faster than the housing market, the gains of the top 1% outpace those of the middle class
Jun 26, 2019
Richard Vague and Rob Johnson discuss the role of excessive lending in causing financial crises throughout history
Jun 12, 2019
Matthew Baron challenges conventional myths about booms and busts
Jun 19, 2019
Steven Pressman says in the next few years, we could see rising interest rates bring about a recession
Mar 28, 2018
Mainstream economists have ignored private debt to our peril
Sep 21, 2016
China is drowning in it. The whole world has too much of it. History suggests: This won’t end well.
Feb 10, 2014
Inflation targeting insufficient: central banks and governments must manage the quantity and mix of credit created