Aftershocks: Economic Crisis and Institutional Choice
by A. Hemerijck, B. Knapen, E. van Doorne (eds.)
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press 2009
Number of pages: 285
The book contains essays based on semi-structured interviews with leading scholars, European politicians and representatives from the world of business. They reflect on the origins of the crisis as well as the possible social, economic, and political transformations it may engender.
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by Dean Baker - PoliPoint Press
The book chronicles the growth and collapse of the stock and housing bubbles and explains how policy blunders and greed led to the catastrophic market meltdowns. Baker offers policy prescriptions to help prevent similar financial disasters.
by Gerald Epstein - International Labour Organization
Argues that monetary policy should be expanded to consider employment creation along with inflation control where unemployment and underemployment are a cause for concern. Discusses a range of policy options that can be used to pursue this goal.
by Anton Brender, Florence Pisani - Centre for European Policy Studies
The world economy is recovering from the most disastrous episode in the history of globalization. The authors argue that the main problems were deeply rooted and are to be found in two developments that for many years were left uncontrolled.
by Thomas Gale Moore - Cato Institute
Both historical and economic analysis suggests, the author argues, that a warmer climate would be, on balance, beneficial to both mankind and the environment. The book calls into question the entire campaign led by Vice President Al Gore and others.