Throughout our history, Bridgewater has focused on building the best possible understanding of global economies and markets. These unique insights drive our innovative investment management, inform global economic policy, and deliver returns for our clients. Here is a collection of our best thinking and insights so you can learn more.
The economy is like a machine. At the most fundamental level it is a relatively simple machine, yet it is not well understood. Our founder Ray Dalio wrote the below white papers and created this video to describe how he believes it works.
How The Economic Machine WorksVideo | September 2013
How does the economy really work? This simple but not simplistic video by Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates, shows the basic driving forces behind the economy, and explains why economic cycles occur by breaking down concepts such as credit, interest rates, leveraging and deleveraging.
Conversation About How the Economic Machine Works
Audio Interview | July 2014
This is a thought-provoking interview between Ray Dalio and Larry Summers, President Emeritus of Harvard University and former U.S. Treasury Secretary and is based off Dalio's 30-minute animated video entitled "How the Economic Machine Works."