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  • Financial Crisis, Contagion, and Containmentby Padma Desai

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.34

    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...

  • Across the Great Divideby Martin Baily; John Taylor

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    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...

  • Inside the Crystal Ballby Maury Harris

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95 US$ 30.99

    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

    The United States has fairly recently experienced the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. But crippling financial crises are hardly unusual: economic emergencies have occurred throughout American history and can be seen as a cyclical and "normal" (if undesirable) aspect of an economic system. This encyclopedia supplies objective, accessible,... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    Despite more than two centuries of debate, a definitive explanation of the causes of economic cycles still does not exist. Economists, politicians, and policymakers have argued many well-known theories as to why these peaks and slumps occur, and cyclical recessions and depressions continue in spite of the enormous intellectual reserves working to... more...

  • Can Financial Markets be Controlled?by Howard Davies

    Wiley 2015; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.66

    The Global Financial Crisis overturned decades of received wisdom on how financial markets work, and how best to keep them in check. Since then a wave of reform and re-regulation has crashed over banks and markets. Financial firms are regulated as never before.   But have these measures been successful, and do they go far enough?  In this... more...

  • Booms and Busts: An Encyclopedia of Economic History from the First Stock Market Crash of 1792 to the Current Global Economic Crisisby Mehmet Odekon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 175.00

    This timely and authoritative set explores three centuries of good times and hard times in major economies throughout the world. More than 400 signed articles cover events from Tulipmania during the 1630s to the U.S. federal stimulus package of 2009, and introduce readers to underlying concepts, recurring themes, major institutions, and notable figures.... more...

  • The End of Organized Capitalismby Scott Lash; John Urry

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95 US$ 24.26

    In this thought-provoking new book, Anthony Smith analyses key debates between historians and social scientists on the role of nations and nationalism in history. In a wide-ranging analysis of the work of historians, sociologists, political scientists and others, he argues that there are three key issues which have shaped debates in this field: first,... more...

  • The Roller Coaster Economy: Financial Crisis, Great Recession, and the Public Optionby Howard J Sherman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Written by one of the foremost experts on the business cycle, this is a compelling and engaging explanation of how and why the economic downturn of 2007 became the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. Author Howard Sherman explores the root causes of the cycle of boom and bust of the economy, focusing on the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession... more...

  • Risk and Business Cyclesby Tyler Cowen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Risk and Business Cycles examines the causes of business cycles, a perennial topic of interest within economics. The author argues the case for the revival of an important role for monetary causes in business cycle theory, which challenges the current trend towards favouring purely real theories. The work also presents a critique of the traditional... more...