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Economic & financial crises & disasters

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The 2008 Global Financial Crisis in Retrospect Causes of the Crisis and National Regulatory Responses

The 2008 Global Financial Crisis in Retrospect Causes of the Crisis and National Regulatory Responses

Author: Robert Z. Aliber Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2019

This book addresses the causes and consequences of the international financial crisis of 2008. A range of esteemed contributors explore developments in the United States, where the crisis of 2008 originated, as well as the smallest country affected, Iceland, by evaluating developments since 2008. Currently, many countries are facing similar problems as Iceland did in 2008: this book is of interest to economists and policy makers in these countries to study what happened in Iceland, and why the recovery of that economy was strong and swift. The chapters in this book originate from panel discussions and conferences and explore areas including regulation, state projects and inflation.

Global Economic Crisis The Great Depression of the XXI Century

Global Economic Crisis The Great Depression of the XXI Century

Author: Michel Chossudovsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2019

A Great Deal of Ruin Financial Crises since 1929

A Great Deal of Ruin Financial Crises since 1929

Author: James (San Diego State University) Gerber Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

A Great Deal of Ruin provides an accessible introduction to the enduring problem of financial crises. Illustrated with historical analysis, case studies, and clear economic concepts, this book explains in three parts what financial crises are, how they are caused and what we can learn from them. It begins with a taxonomy of crises and a list of factors that increase the risk for countries experiencing a financial crisis. It then examines five of the most important crises in modern economic history, beginning with the Great Depression and ending with the subprime crisis in the United States and its evolution into a debt crisis in the Eurozone. The book concludes with a set of lessons that can be learnt from the crises of the past. It will appeal to university students as well as general readers who are curious to learn more about the recent subprime crisis and other financial crises.

A Great Deal of Ruin Financial Crises since 1929

A Great Deal of Ruin Financial Crises since 1929

Author: James (San Diego State University) Gerber Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

A Great Deal of Ruin provides an accessible introduction to the enduring problem of financial crises. Illustrated with historical analysis, case studies, and clear economic concepts, this book explains in three parts what financial crises are, how they are caused and what we can learn from them. It begins with a taxonomy of crises and a list of factors that increase the risk for countries experiencing a financial crisis. It then examines five of the most important crises in modern economic history, beginning with the Great Depression and ending with the subprime crisis in the United States and its evolution into a debt crisis in the Eurozone. The book concludes with a set of lessons that can be learnt from the crises of the past. It will appeal to university students as well as general readers who are curious to learn more about the recent subprime crisis and other financial crises.

Market Without Economy - The 1998 Russian Financial Crisis

Market Without Economy - The 1998 Russian Financial Crisis

Author: Nicola Melloni, Eiji Furukawa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2019

The 1998 financial crisis in Russia was one of the most dramatic economic breakdowns and symbolized the failure of the transition process as it had been conducted since the end of the Soviet Union. There is no general agreement on the nature of the rouble collapse; a number of contradictory interpretations have been discussed among economists. This book argues that the Russian 1998 financial turmoil is best predicted by Krugman's and Sargent-Wallace's models. The currency collapse had its origins in the peculiar way in which the transition was managed. In particular, the Russian government became entrapped in the double constraint of a tight monetary policy imposed by the IMF on the one side, and a loose fiscal policy to support the private sector on the other. Those policies were inconsistent, and led to inflationary processes that were postponed through emission of a large amount of Treasury Bonds to finance the fiscal deficit. At the same time, a tight monetary policy retarded the recovery of the industrial sector. While the particular timing of the crisis was co-determined by other factors, such as the Asian financial crisis and the fall of the oil price, it was this incoherent monetary and financial policies mix that constituted the main cause of the rouble's spectacular collapse in August 1998. The book provides extensive coverage of a decade of Russian reforms. It critically analyzes neo-liberal ideology and the course of the transition process supported by the Washington Consensus.

Chasing the Past Geopolitics of Memory on the Margins of Modern Greece

Chasing the Past Geopolitics of Memory on the Margins of Modern Greece

Author: Pierre Sintes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Since 2008, Greece has been at the centre of European current affairs due to the financial and economic crisis. However, it should not be forgotten that before the current crisis the political upheavals of the early 1990s and the collapse of Marxist-inspired regimes had already radically transformed the face of the country. These transformations have been seen as a return of the Balkans' question, raising issues of border disputes and migration, minorities and national inclusion. They have had far-reaching consequences on the relations between Greek society and its peripheries, and what some have deemed to be its destabilising diversity. In this context, the material presented in this book examines the strengthening of discourses of belonging which draw legitimacy from a glorification of the past and tradition. The fieldwork carried out over the past 15 years on the fringes of Greece has focused on groups who were stigmatised and distanced from standard definitions of Greekness. It provides an original perspective on the changes that the country has undergone in recent decades. The question of the nation-state's future is raised through close observation on the local scale, leading to a debate about the relationship between areal and reticular territory within the framework of globalisation. This book also aims to provide non-Francophone readers with access to research carried out on these issues in France, shifting the focus of Balkan Anglophone specialists for whom French publications remain a distant province.

Essays on the Global Financial Crisis

Essays on the Global Financial Crisis

Author: Heiko Hesse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

The Global Financial Crisis has been a watershed event not only for many advanced economies but also emerging markets around the world. This book brings together research and policy work over the last nine years from staff at the IMF. It covers a wide range of issues such as the origins of the financial crisis, the policy response, spillovers and contagion, case studies, bank stress testing, and debt sustainability and sovereign debt restructuring.

Planning for Crisis

Planning for Crisis

Author: Carol M. (City University of New York, Brooklyn College) Connell Format: Book Release Date: 30/06/2019

The seven decades since the Second World War have been characterised by a series of international economic crises, indeed we remain in the grip of its most recent. They impact on all parts of the economy balance of payments, inflation, employment, productivity and on all areas of economic activity, directly affecting business behaviour. Since most economic crises are unexpected, how do individual organizations plan for them? Through an in-depth analysis of the professional literature, Carol Connell investigates how theorists have used the economic recessions that defined their time to inform strategies for institutional management and growth in times of crisis. She shows that the postwar period saw an ever-growing body of research and theory from economics, the behavioural and social sciences, finance and business management, devoted to avoiding or limiting the effects, at the organizational level, of such economic downturns. Those theorists who applied frameworks for verifying change, assessing risks, or applying game theory, she shows, had the most to offer organizations, but those who played a public policy role also made a significant contribution to living with economic uncertainty. The period under study includes the financial crisis of the 1960s and early 1970s, the stagflation crisis of the mid-1970s and mid-1980s and the financial crisis of 2008/9, and offers comprehensive coverage of the theories and ideas that had a major influence on the way organizations have sought to deal with economic crises. It will be of interest to business economists and economic historians as well as students of management, organization theory and firm behaviour.

Opportunities for Environmentally Healthy, Inclusive, and Resilient Growth in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Opportunities for Environmentally Healthy, Inclusive, and Resilient Growth in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Author: Ernesto Sanchez-Triana Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula faces growing risks from environmental hazards. Oil spills, hurricanes, coral bleaching, extreme flooding, and erosion have all been experienced over the past decade. This report explores selected topics that aim to inform decision-making in the region.

The Economic Crisis and American Society

The Economic Crisis and American Society

Author: Manuel Castells Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2019

Taking a hard look at the crisis afflicting Western economies in recent years, Manuel Castells suggests that the very structures that fostered economic growth since 1945 are the same structures that are now undermining these economics. Pinpointing the new forms of the capitalist mode of production and the contradictory nature of its class relations as the root of the problem, he offers a comprehensive critique of American society and its economy. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Crashed How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

Crashed How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

Author: Adam Tooze Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Winner of the 2019 Lionel Gelber Prize 'Majestic, informative and often delightful ... insights on every page' Yanis Varoufakis, Observer The definitive history of the Great Financial Crisis, from the acclaimed author of The Deluge and The Wages of Destruction. In September 2008 the Great Financial Crisis, triggered by the collapse of Lehman brothers, shook the world. A decade later its spectre still haunts us. As the appalling scope and scale of the crash was revealed, the financial institutions that had symbolised the West's triumph since the end of the Cold War, seemed - through greed, malice and incompetence - to be about to bring the entire system to its knees. Crashed is a brilliantly original and assured analysis of what happened and how we were rescued from something even worse - but at a price which continues to undermine democracy across Europe and the United States. Gnawing away at our institutions are the many billions of dollars which were conjured up to prevent complete collapse. Over and over again, the end of the crisis has been announced, but it continues to hound us - whether in Greece or Ukraine, whether through Brexit or Trump. Adam Tooze follows the trail like no previous writer and has written a book compelling as history, as economic analysis and as political horror story.

From Red to Green? How the Financial Credit Crunch Could Bankrupt the Environment

From Red to Green? How the Financial Credit Crunch Could Bankrupt the Environment

Author: Paul Donovan, Julie Hudson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Written by an economist and an investment professional, this book addresses the twin crises that the world is facing in the form of a simultaneous financial and environmental credit crunch. Financially, consumers are less able to consume now, and pay later. Environmentally, we may have already reached our credit limit and the bill for past financial and environmental consumption is falling due. Whether the financial credit crunch constrains consumers in a way that will be environmentally supportive, naturally slowing the consumption of finite resources, or hinders any effective resolution of the environmental credit crunch is of crucial importance. Policy responses to the financial crisis are likely to be constrained by the political need to support the economic status quo, and when combined with a global reduction in available investment capital there are serious challenges ahead if the economic and environmental damage of the environmental credit crunch is to be minimised. This book asks whether financial crunch-induced changes in consumer behaviour will be enough to avoid, or reduce, the environmental crunch many believe is just round the corner. Donovan and Hudson combine their respective economic and environmental perspectives to address this key question, reviewing this 'tale of two crunches' from the perspective of different economic sectors. The answer to the conundrum this book poses may lie in the only unlimited resource on the planet - human ingenuity.