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Frontiers of Economics in China

ISSN 1673-3444

ISSN 1673-3568(Online)

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Front. Econ. China    2015, Vol. 10 Issue (3) : 396-413
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A Comparative Study of Two Global Crises
Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs, People’s Republic of China, Beijing, China; National Development and Reform Commission, People’s Republic of China, Beijing 100824, China
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This article identifies the differences and common features of two global crises: the Great Depression of 1929 and the international financial crisis of 2008. The circumstances of the two crises differ in terms of the demographic structure, the technological conditions, the economic and social systems in developed countries, the extent of globalization and other global economic situations. Among the common features, both crises were preceded by unprecedented economic booms, laisse-faire regulatory policies, easy monetary and credit policies, asset bubbles and yawning income gaps. Moreover, the crises had a strong redistribution effect, which would cause shifts of power among large countries and major changes in international economic order.

Keywords Great Depression      2008 international financial crisis      boom bust      long wave     
Issue Date: 02 November 2015
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LIU He. A Comparative Study of Two Global Crises[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2015, 10(3): 396-413.
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