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Sunday, June 05, 2016

The Economic Consequences of a Donald Trump Win Would be Severe

Larry Summers (Update: Washing Post link)

... What I find surprising is that US and global markets and financial policymakers seem much less sensitive to “Trump risk” than they are to “Brexit risk”. Options markets suggest only modestly elevated volatility in the period leading up to the presidential election. ...
Yet, as great as the risks of Brexit are to the British economy, I believe the risks to the US and global economies of Mr Trump’s election as president are far greater. If he is elected, I would expect a protracted recession to begin within 18 months. The damage would be felt far beyond the United States. ...

    Posted by on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 10:19 AM in Economics, Politics | Permalink  Comments (63)


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