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Financial Crises and What to Do About Them Hardcover – 8 Aug 2002

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (8 Aug. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199257434
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199257430
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2 x 14.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,479,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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... illuminating ... such a timely publication ... Financial Crises should be essential reading for any student observer or policy-maker concerned about the impact of financial crises on the world economy and the different alternatives being proposed to improve upon the international financial architecture. (The Journal of Development Studies)

Barry Eichengreen has produced an illuminating and timely book that will be of great value to many audiences. Although the book is relatively brief it covers all the major issues in great detail focusing on two clear points, namely crisis prevention and crisis management. (The Journal of Development Studies)

Eichengreen shows an unerring ability to get right to the heart of the matter. For those who don't have the time or inclination to plough through endless heavy-going research papers, this book is to be heartily recommended. (Central Banking Journal)

Barry Eichengreen's slim new volume summarises the current debate on financial crises, and then takes it one stage further ... neatly and sensibly argued ... an insightful insider's analysis ... It will bring the reader up to speed on the topic in record time: everything you need to know is tidily and concisely expressed in this refreshingly accessible book, which caters for the practitioner and the novice alike. (Central Banking Journal)

Eichengreen offers a useful guide to the continuing debates ... valuable short guide. (Howard Davies, Times Literary Supplement)

About the Author

Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and the Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is also Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London). In 1997-8 he was Senior Policy Advisor at the International Monetary Fund. Professor Eichengreen has published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system.

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Barry Eichengreen, one of the world's foremost economists, presents an illuminating, footnote-rich, reflection on the nature of financial crises and the need for systemic reform. Heretofore, official responses to financial crises have often made the problem of systemic vulnerability even worse. International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailouts of developing countries in crisis increase moral hazard by taking the pain of the consequences away from lenders and investors. The IMF effectively allows such investors to reap upside gains from risky ventures while they place responsibility for losses on the IMF itself. Market discipline needs to be the first line of defense against policies and practices that lead countries into crisis. But many political, institutional and financial players resist needed reforms. We congratulate Eichengreen for doing an excellent job of exploring what is necessary and distinguishing it from what is possible.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read! 5 Aug. 2004
By Rolf Dobelli - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Barry Eichengreen, one of the world's foremost economists, presents an illuminating, footnote-rich, reflection on the nature of financial crises and the need for systemic reform. Heretofore, official responses to financial crises have often made the problem of systemic vulnerability even worse. International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailouts of developing countries in crisis increase moral hazard by taking the pain of the consequences away from lenders and investors. The IMF effectively allows such investors to reap upside gains from risky ventures while they place responsibility for losses on the IMF itself. Market discipline needs to be the first line of defense against policies and practices that lead countries into crisis. But many political, institutional and financial players resist needed reforms. We congratulate Eichengreen for doing an excellent job of exploring what is necessary and distinguishing it from what is possible.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting ... 22 April 2013
By Luis Mansilla - Published on Amazon.com
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Being not an expert in economy and despite the book deals with cases back to 2001, the author explanation of crises is, most of the time, understandable and interesting. The latter because you learn some facts in the way the IMF works, how sometimes it could suffocate an economy not allowing it to grow and be able to pay its debts, the way of the predator investors, some countries that really make the sacrifice in order to commit with its debt or sometimes some economies that simply do not want to pay the debt accordingly because of its rotten, demagogic politicians. It is not just to lend money, there are many aspects to be worry about in order for that money to produce the desired results, so this book try to elaborate ideas to prevent and deal with financial crises.
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