Part I: Introduction Part II: The Best of Times 1. New Age Economics 2. Golden Globe 3. Competing on a Violent Scale 4. By Legislation or Fiat 5. Where Credit is Due 6. Castles in Spain Part III: The Worst of Times 7. Spent Bullets 8. The Next Leg Down 9. On Europe's Shores 10. Will America Topple Too? 11. Largely Contained 12. Scant Evidence 13. The Spiral 14. Fish or Foul Part IV: Toward Better Times 15. Revival or Reform 16. Something for Everyone 17. Takahashi's Revenge 18. Dip Again 19. Preventing the Worst 20. Stressed and Stimulated 21. Unconventional Policy Part V: Avoiding the Next Time 22. Wall Street and Main Street 23. Normalization in an Abnormal Economy 24. Making Things as Difficult as Possible 25. Men in Black 26. Euro or Not Part VI: The Shadow of History
Barry Eichengreen is Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His previous books include Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History, Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System and Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939.
This is undoubtedly one of the best books on the history of economic policy-making to be published in the last half century. .. clear, compelling account of the Great Depression and the Great Recession. * Professor Brad Bratley Bateman (Randolph College), HETP Vol.2 *