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- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 160.00
The functioning of the gold standard has recently been at the heart of explanations of the interwar depression, particularly as a result of the research of Professors Barry Eichengreen and Peter Temin. In The World Economy and National Economies in the Interwar Slump the interaction between the gold standard and the Great Depression in seven countries... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 58.00
Manias, Panics and Crashes , is a scholarly and entertaining account of the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering such topics as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book has been hailed as 'a true classic...both timely and timeless.'... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00
How do we define an economic disaster? A difficult question. Most centuries would claim that they have had their share of disasters, but the twentieth century certainly seems to have been more prone to them than the previous one. A number of leading economists and economic historians assemble here to examine nine key disasters with international or... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 119.00
The book provides deep insights into the signal extraction problem - especially at the boundary of a sample, where asymmetric filters must be used - and how to solve it optimally. The traditional model-based approach (TRAMO/SEATS or X-12-ARIMA) is an inefficient estimation method because it relies on one-step ahead forecasting performances (of a model)... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 37.00
The author argues that we should not be diverted by the East Asian 'meltdown', which is a predictable outcome of global dynamics. Of real concern, however, is the 'hidden crisis', which has been inadvertently engineered by neoliberal economists who dominate the world's financial institutions. They are the global crisis makers, who have convinced governments... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 16.95
Janet Tavakoli takes you into the world of Warren Buffett by way of the recent mortgage meltdown. In correspondence and discussion with him over 2 years, they both saw the writing on the wall, made clear by the implosion of Bear Stearns. Tavakoli, in clear and engaging prose, explains how the credit mess happened beginning with the mortgage lending... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 29.95
Mortgage defaults, together with excessivedebt and weak regulation, ultimately led to a major financial crisis in the United States in 2008. But how exactly did a steep drop in U.S. housing prices result in a severe financial crisis throughout the world? What did the U.S. government do right and what did it do wrong in responding to this financial... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 117.00
The Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys ( www.ciret.org ) is a global forum for leading economists and institutions that conduct and analyse business and consumer surveys. Survey data provides up-to-date information on assessments and expectations of businesses and consumers. This volume contains selected papers... more...