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Why Emerging Markets Are Wary of Modern Monetary Theory

While MMT may be the de facto policy of rich Western governments, applying it to developing economies could be disastrous.

CoinDesk Insights
Nov 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:28 a.m. UTC

While MMT may be the de facto policy of rich Western governments, applying it to developing economies could be disastrous.

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Today’s Long Reads Sunday is a reading of Andy Mukherjee’s piece: “Why Emerging Markets Are Wary of a Modern Monetary Fix”.

The argument is that while Western governments debate just how far we can take the idea of money printing without paying a dubious price, for emerging-market governments there simply isn’t the same capacity to print their way out of problems.

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