Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 11, 2010 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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"A succinct, lucid and compelling account . . . Essential reading." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini electrified the financial community by predicting the current crisis before others in his field saw it coming. This myth-shattering book reveals the methods he used to foretell the current crisis and shows how those methods can help us make sense of the present and prepare for the future. Using an unconventional blend of historical analysis with masterful knowledge of global economics, Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm, a journalist and professor of economic history, present a vital and timeless book that proves calamities to be not only predictable but also preventable and, with the right medicine, curable.


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Review: Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm is a must-read for anyone who wants to know why the Great Recession of 2008 happened and where we should ... Read full review

Review: Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance

User Review  - Venky - Goodreads

The original prophet of economic doom, Nouriel Roubini lays bare the spiraling greed that inspired, irrigated and ignited the calamitous financial crisis of 2008. Governments will learn from this, the ... Read full review


Creatures of Habit
The Dark Ages
The NotSoGreat Moderation
Crisis Redux
When Markets Behave Badly
The Cradle of Crisis Economics
The Long Shadow of John Maynard Keynes
To Austria and Back
Dealing with Derivatives
Basel and Beyond
The Coming Crisis
Avoiding Arbitrage
Enforcement and Coordination
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
GlassSteagall on Steroids

The Uses of History
Financial Innovation
Moral Hazard
Government and Its Discontents
The Shadow Banks
A World Awash in Cash
The Lure of Leverage
The Minsky Moment
The Unraveling
Fear of the Unknown
Illiquid and Insolvent
The Eye of the Storm
The Reckoning
The Center Cannot Hold
Mere Anarchy Is Loosed upon the World
Financing a Pandemic
Disease Vectors
Shared Excesses
Emerging Economies Existing Problems
The Death of Decoupling
Deflation and Its Discontents
The Liquidity Trap
Last Lender Standing
Nuclear Options
Conventional Fiscal Policy
Let the Bailouts Begin
A Capital Idea?
Toxic Waste
The Aftermath
Curing Compensation
Making Better Sausage
Reforming Ratings
Banishing Bubbles
Accounting for the Current Account
Lessons from EmergingMarket Crises
Dangers and Dilemmas
The Decline of the Dollar
The Almighty Renminbi?
Global Governance
The Road Ahead
Tragedy and Farce
The Road to Redemption
V U or W?
Europe on the Edge
Whither Japan?
A New Bubble?
Defaulting on Debt
All That Glitters
Inflation or Deflation?
Globalization and Its Discontents
The White Swan
Crisis Economists
Plate Tectonics
Things Fall Apart
Global Pandemics
The Last Resort
Spend More Tax Less?
First Steps
Radical Remedies
Fault Lines

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About the author (2010)

Nouriel Roubini is a professor of economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and the founder and chairman of Roubini Global Economics. He has served in the White House and the U.S. Treasury. He lives in New York City.

Stephen Mihm writes on economics and history for The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe, and other publications and is an associate professor of history at the University of Georgia. He lives in Decatur, Georgia.

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