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Financial Crises

The International Library of Macroeconomic and Financial History No. 5

Edited by Michael Bordo
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 9th Jul 1992
Dimensions: w 244mm h 169mm d 70mm
Weight: 1750g
ISBN-10: 1852784326
ISBN-13: 9781852784324
Barcode No: 9781852784324
Synopsis
This major reference collection presents in an accessible form the key articles and papers on the theory and history of financial crises. It includes both classic and contemporary writings on domestic financial crises, the transmission of crises between countries and the resolution of crises by both private and government authorities acting as lender of last resort. The book is divided into five sections. Section I on theories of financial crises presents two rival approaches to financial crises; the monetarist approach and the Fisher-Kindleberger-Minsky approach. It also includes recent Rational Expectations approaches. Section II contains readings on financial crises in US history while Section III presents case studies for other countries. Section IV contains readings on the international transmission of financial crises. Section V concludes with a number of articles on the resolution of financial crises. Financial crises have been a topic of perennial interest - perhaps as old as economic science. This landmark book makes a singular contribution by presenting the most significant literature on this important topic in an accessible form.

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'Michael Bordo has gathered together in these two volumes a wide selection of reprints (in their original form) of existing work on the subject of financial crises. The two volumes provide a valuable basis on which readers may form their own views.' -- Sheila C. Dow, The Economic Journal