WRONG: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn from Them

WRONG: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn from Them

by Richard S. Grossman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199322190
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 1,283,842
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Richard S. Grossman is Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. He is the author of Unsettled Account: The Evolution of Banking in the Industrialized World since 1800.

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Prologue

1. Introduction
2. How to Lose an Empire without Really trying: British Imperial Policy in North America
3. Establish, Disestablish, Repeat: The First and Second Banks of the United States
4. The Great Hunger: Famine in Ireland, 1846-1852
5. The Krauts Will Pay: German Reparations after World War I
6. Shackled with Golden Fetters: Britain's Return to the Gold Standard, 1925-1931
7. Trading Down: The Smooth-Hawley Tariff, 1930
8. Why Didn't Anyone Pull the Andon Cord? Japan's Lost Decade
9. The Worst Financial Crisis Since the Great Depression: The Subprime Meltdown
10. I'm OK. Euro not OK?
11. What Have We Learned? Where Do We Go From Here?

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