In the Wake of the Crisis: Leading Economists Reassess Economic Policy

In the Wake of the Crisis: Leading Economists Reassess Economic Policy

by Olivier Blanchard, David Romer, Michael Spence, Joseph E. Stiglitz
     
 

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In 2011, the International Monetary Fund invited prominent economists and economic policymakers to consider the brave new world of the post-crisis global economy. The result is a book that captures the state of macroeconomic thinking at a transformational moment.The crisis and the weak recovery that has followed raise fundamental questions concerning macroeconomics

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In 2011, the International Monetary Fund invited prominent economists and economic policymakers to consider the brave new world of the post-crisis global economy. The result is a book that captures the state of macroeconomic thinking at a transformational moment.The crisis and the weak recovery that has followed raise fundamental questions concerning macroeconomics and economic policy. These top economists discuss future directions for monetary policy, fiscal policy, financial regulation, capital-account management, growth strategies, the international monetary system, and the economic models that should underpin thinking about critical policy choices. <B>Contributors</B>Olivier Blanchard, Ricardo Caballero, Charles Collyns, Arminio Fraga, Már Guðmundsson, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Otmar Issing, Olivier Jeanne, Rakesh Mohan, Maurice Obstfeld, José Antonio Ocampo, Guillermo Ortiz, Y. V. Reddy, Dani Rodrik, David Romer, Paul Romer, Andrew Sheng, Hyun Song Shin, Parthasarathi Shome, Robert Solow, Michael Spence, Joseph Stiglitz, Adair Turner

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"This collection of specialized papers, written by well-known scholars in their fields of macroeconomics, does an excellent job of not only explaining the financial crisis but also answering some of the concerns that policy makers have raised regarding the effectiveness of both monetary and fiscal policy."--R.M.Ramazani, Choice

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Choice R.M.Ramazani

This collection of specialized papers, written by well-known scholars in their fields of macroeconomics, does an excellent job of not only explaining the financial crisis but also answering some of the concerns that policy makers have raised regarding the effectiveness of both monetary and fiscal policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262301084
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
2 MB

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"This collection of specialized papers, written by well-known scholars in their fields of macroeconomics, does an excellent job of not only explaining the financial crisis but also answering some of the concerns that policy makers have raised regarding the effectiveness of both monetary and fiscal policy."—R.M.Ramazani, Choice

The MIT Press

Meet the Author

Olivier Blanchard is C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for
International Economics, Washington, D.C.

David Romer is Herman Royer Professor of Political Economy at the University of
California, Berkeley.

Michael Spence, co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, is Professor
Emeritus of Management at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and
Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business. He served as Chairman of the Commission on Growth and Development from 2006 to 2010 (the life of the commission). He is the author of The Next Convergence: The Future of
Economic Growth in a Multispeed World
.

Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since
1983, is University Professor at Columbia University. He won the Nobel Prize in economicscience in 2001. His recent books include Globalization and Its
Discontents
(2002) and The Roaring Nineties: A New History of the
World's Most Prosperous Decade
(2003).

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