VoxEU Talk

Against the Consensus: Why conventional theories on the crisis are inadequate

Justin Lin talks to Viv Davies about his new book, ‘Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession’. Lin presents his thoughts on the cause of the crisis and argues that conventional theories provide inadequate solutions, suggesting that the crisis originated in global imbalances arising from the wealth effect of excess liquidity created by US financial deregulation and loose monetary policy.They discuss Lin's recommendation for a Global Marshall Plan and a new supranational global reserve currency. Lin also presents his views on industrial policy.