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  • Economic Disasters of the Twentieth Centuryby M.J. Oliver; D.H. Aldcroft

    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...

  • Signal Extractionby Marc Wildi

    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...

  • The Global Crisis Makersby Graeme Snooks

    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...

  • Dear Mr. Buffettby Janet M. Tavakoli

    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...

  • Too Big to Save How to Fix the U.S. Financial Systemby Robert Pozen; Robert J. Shiller

    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...

  • Aftershocksby Anton Hemerijck; Ben Knapen; Ellen van Doorne

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the economic crisis and its aftermath more...

  • The Irrational Economistby Erwann Michel-Kerjan; Paul Slovic

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 26.95

    At a time of huge choices, it has never been more important to make the right decisions. Acclaimed experts explore decision-making and irrationality in a catastrophic world more...

  • Economic Surveys and Data Analysisby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Economythsby David Orrell

    Wiley 2010; US$ 38.00

    From the inability of wealth to make us happier, to our catastrophic blindness to the credit crunch, Economyths reveals ten ways in which economics has failed us all. Forecasters predicted a prosperous year in 2008 for financial markets - in one influential survey the average prediction was for an eleven percent gain. But by the end of the year,... more...

  • Wirtschaftskrise in Island: Von hohen Wachstumsraten zum drohenden Staatsbankrottby Alexander Erdenberger

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 9.25

    Hauptbeschreibung Island wurde zum Musterbeispiel für neoliberale Wirtschaftsreformen, denn diese transformierten die von der Fischerei abhängige relativ arme Inselrepublik zu einer prosperierenden Wirtschaftsgesellschaft. Die Insel nutzte dazu seine inländischen Fisch- und Energieressourcen zur Ankurblung des Exportes und befriedigte die Inlandsbedürfnisse... more...