The Global Financial Crisis: What Have We Learnt?

The Global Financial Crisis: What Have We Learnt?

By: Steven Kates (editor)Hardback

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The Global Financial Crisis is a unique investigation into the causes of the most savage economic downturn experienced since the Great Depression. Employing wide and divergent perspectives - which are themselves critically examined - this study analyses the measures that have been taken to restore our economies to acceptable rates of unemployment and growth. This book brings together economists, all of whom are from outside the mainstream and who collectively represent the broadest range of views from across the entire spectrum of economic opinion, to examine what has been learnt from this experience. With the advent of this challenging new work, these alternative perspectives should now receive a far closer examination given the unmistakable economic failures endured over the past few years. Written in an accessible manner, this book will appeal to economists, economic policy-makers, and students of economics and public policy who are trying to look at alternative ways of understanding why the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) occurred and what ought to have been the appropriate response. Anyone who is genuinely interested in the causes of the GFC and why the policies that were adopted failed to bring the recovery they were intended to bring, will find this book a fascinating read.

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Contents: Introduction Steven Kates 1. Been There Done That: The Political Economy of Deja Vu Peter J. Boettke, Daniel J. Smith and Nicholas A. Snow 2. Traditional Monetary Economics vs. Keynesianism, Creditism and Base-ism Tim Congdon 3. Can a Progressive Capital Gains Tax Help Avoid the Next Crisis? Public Sector Governance in a Comprehensive Neo-Schumpeterian System Horst Hanusch and Florian Wackermann 4. The Great Recession and its Aftermath from a Monetary Equilibrium Theory Perspective Steven G. Horwitz and William J. Luther 5. Policy in the Absence of Theory: The Coming World of Political Economy without Keynes Steven Kates 6. Hindsight on the Origins of the Global Financial Crisis? Steve Keen 7. Four Theses on the Global Financial Crisis J.E. King 8. Monetary Policies During the Financial Crisis: An Appraisal Mervyn K. Lewis 9. After the Crash of 2008: Financial Reform in an Age of Plutocracy Robert E. Prasch 10. The New Institutional Economics and the Global Financial Crisis Martin Ricketts 11. Economics in the Mirror of the Financial Crisis Rodolfo Signorino 12. Human Resources: The Key to Institutional Economics after the Great Recession Charles J. Whalen 13. What Should a Financial System Do? Minskian Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis L. Randall Wray Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780857934222
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780857934222
  • ISBN10: 0857934228

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