Booms and Busts: An Encyclopedia of Economic History from Tulipmania of the 1630's to the Global Financial Crisis of the 21st Century

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This three-volume set covers a broad spectrum of topics relating to the economic cycles known as booms and busts. The encyclopedia is international in scope with an emphasis on the recent U.S. financial crisis and its key players. Topics span approximately 400 years of relevant economic history and schools of thought, and this makes the set useful to those seeking both a practical and a theoretical foundation for examining the economic boom and bust cycle. It's composed of 364 signed entries presented alphabetically by subject matter, name of entity, or name of individual. The entries run between one and ten pages in length and are well written and clearly presented, though readers should be prepared for varying levels of difficulty of the subject matter and supporting text. Suggestions for further reading via books, articles, and websites follow every entry; a limited glossary is also included (readers will find it necessary to consult the suggested resources for more nuanced explanations of certain concepts). BOTTOM LINE A highly informative work that can serve a significant range of patrons seeking an overview of economic trends like those dominating current events coverage. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.—Jennifer Michaelson, Cleveland
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765682246
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/17/2010
  • Pages: 1032

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