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