Conversations on Growth, Stability and Trade: An Historical Perspective
Brian SnowdonISBN: 184064995X;
Book DescriptionThis unique volume provides a comprehensive survey of the major economic issues that have helped shape the modern world. It includes discussions of the latest research findings in macroeconomics and scrutinizes some of the most important debates in economic history. The author examines the many controversies relating to the role of government in a modern economy, long-run growth and development, the spread of the Industrial Revolution, the causes and consequences of the ?Great Depression?, the ?Great Peacetime Inflation?, the conduct of stabilization policy, international economic integration and globalization. To shed light on these major issues the volume contains interviews with ten leading economists who have each contributed extensively to the literature on macroeconomics, economic growth and development, international economics and economic history. A major theme which runs throughout the book is the conviction that economists can gain...
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