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Business cycles. Economic fluctuations

  • Business Cycle Economics: Understanding Recessions and Depressions from Boom to Bustby Todd Knoop

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    Presents the empirical data of business cycles and the theories that economists have developed to explain and prevent them, and considers case studies of recessions and depressions in the United States and internationally. more...

  • Europe Entrappedby Claus Offe

    Wiley 2015; US$ 19.95

    Today Europe finds itself in a crisis that casts a dark shadow over an entire generation. The seriousness of the crisis stems from one core political contradiction at the heart of the European project: namely, that what urgently needs to be done is also extremely unpopular and therefore virtually impossible to do democratically. What must be done... more...

  • Saving Europeby Carlo Bastasin

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Is the European crisis over? By no means, according to economist and journalist Carlo Bastasin. In fact, the problems that developed between 2008 and 2011?described in the first edition of Saving Europe?have grown more insidious. The crisis originated when national governments failed to act openly and responsibly, putting in jeopardy not only their... more...

  • Inside the Crystal Ballby Maury Harris

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95

    A practical guide to understanding economic forecasts In Inside the Crystal Ball: How to Make and Use Forecasts , UBS Chief U.S. Economist Maury Harris helps readers improve their own forecasting abilities by examining the elements and processes that characterize successful and failed forecasts. The book: Provides insights from Maury Harris,... more...

  • The 100 Most Important American Financial Crises: An Encyclopedia of the Lowest Points in American Economic Historyby Quentin Skrabec

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    Covering events such as banking crises, economic bubbles, natural disasters, trade embargos, and depressions, this single-volume encyclopedia of major U.S. financial downturns provides readers with an event-driven understanding of the evolution of the American economy. more...

  • The Price of Scotlandby Douglas Watt

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 12.95

    The Price of Scotland covers a well-known episode in Scottish history, the ill-fated Darien Scheme. It recounts for the first time in almost forty years, the history of the Company of Scotland, looking at previously unexamined evidence and considering the failure in light of the Company's financial records. Douglas Watt offers the reader a new... more...

  • Financial Crisis, Contagion, and Containmentby Padma Desai

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book provides a sweeping, up-to-date, and boldly critical account of the financial crises that rocked East Asia and other parts of the world beginning with the collapse of the Thai baht in 1997. Retracing the story of Asia's "Crisis Five"--Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand--Padma Desai argues that the region's imprudently... more...

  • Cycles, Growth and the Great Recessionby Annalisa Cristini; Stephen Fazzari; Edward Greenberg; Riccardo Leoni

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Cycles, Growth and the Great Recession is a collection of papers that assess the nature and role of the business cycle in contemporary economies. These assessments are made in the context of the financial market instability that distinguishes the Great Recession from previous post-war slowdowns. Theorists and applied scholars in the fields of economics... more...

  • Across the Great Divideby Martin Neil Baily; John B. Taylor

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 6.99

    The financial crisis of 2008 devastated the American economy and caused U.S. policymakers to rethink their approaches to major financial crises. More than five years have passed since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, but questions still persist about the best ways to avoid and respond to future financial crises. In Across the Great Divide , a copublication... more...

  • Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of Historyby Barry Eichengreen

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The two great financial crises of the past century are the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession, which began in 2008. Both occurred against the backdrop of sharp credit booms, dubious banking practices, and a fragile and unstable global financial system. When markets went into cardiac arrest in 2008, policymakers invoked the lessons... more...