Description : A new collection of objective, authoritative insights into the American economy: 2 authoritative books by top economist Mark Zandi, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 2 authoritative eBooks offer a realistic, non-ideological, and actionable view of the U.S. economy: what’s happened, where we stand, and where we’re headed Get past politics and ideology: gain an objective understanding of where America’s economy stands, where it’s headed, and the best ways to improve it for the long-term. Moody Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi – who’s advised leaders in both political parties and every sector of the economy – now offers the deep insights you need to make intelligent plans as an investor, businessperson, employee, and citizen. In the new updated edition of Financial Shock: Global Panic and Government Bailouts--How We Got Here and What Must Be Done to Fix It , Zandi offers timely insights into the market meltdown and the Obama administration’s policy responses, bringing objective insight to the crucial question: why did the U.S. economy collapse, and how can we keep it from happening again? He outlines the true roles of mortgage lenders, investment bankers, speculators, the real estate industry, regulators, the Fed, and homebuyers… previews tomorrow’s most worrisome areas of global financial risk… and offers realistic policies for preventing the next dangerous shocks. Then, in Paying the Price: Ending the Great Recession and Ensuring a New American Century, Zandi takes stock of the American economy as it stands now, reviewing the progress towards recovery, and outlining what still needs to be done. Zandi offers a surprisingly optimistic diagnosis: one of growth, stability in the housing markets, a safer financial system, lower household debt. He thoughtfully reviews the key problems that still remain, from mounting government debt to the growth of disenfranchised workers, outlining the progress that has -- and hasn’t -- been made. Offering you the same insights his clients pay handsomely for, Zandi’s two books will help you make better economic decisions in all your roles – personal, financial, political. From Mark Zandi , the world-renowned economist who regularly advises both parties and the world’s leading enterprises
Description : In this book, Padma Desai makes the complexities of economic policy and financial reform accessible to a wide audience. Merging a compelling narrative with scholarly research, she begins with a systematic breakdown of the factors leading to America's recent recession, describing the monetary policy, tax practices, subprime mortgage scandals, and lax regulation that contributed to the crisis. She also discusses the Treasury-Fed rescue deals that saved several financial institutions and the involvement of Congress in passing restorative policies. Desai follows with an analysis of stress tests and other economic measures, and she frankly assesses whether the U.S. economy is truly on the mend. Expanding her view, she considers the prospects for recovery in North America as a whole, as well as in Europe, Asia, and South America, and the extent and value of U.S. and E.U. regulatory proposals. Refocusing on American financial practices, Desai evaluates hedge funds and derivatives, credit default swaps, and rating agencies, pondering whether the dollar can remain a reserve currency. She concludes with a historical comparison of the Great Depression and the Great Recession, weighing the effect of the economic collapse on the future of American capitalism.
Description : 2010, année noire pour l’Union Européenne, confrontée à la plus grave crise économique et financière depuis sa constitution il y a 50 ans déjà. L’Union des Avocats Européens (UAE), à l’occasion de son 27e Congrès, tenu à Lisbonne, a voulu se livrer à une réflexion sur la crise et les remèdes mis en place par l’Union Européenne. Après avoir entendu l’ancien Président du Portugal, M. Jorge Sampaio, appeler à un «New Deal» européen, les orateurs ont livré aux participants une étude exhaustive des dispositions adoptées par l’Union pour répondre à la crise, notamment la mise en place d’une vraie Union Bancaire, le renforcement du contrôle de l’euro, l’organisation d’une synergie entre le budget de l’Union et des Etats membres, et la mise en place d’un contrôle renforcé des aides d’Etat au secteur financier. Cet ouvrage riche et documenté, porteur d’espoir, s’adresse aux professionnels du droit et de la finance, mais encore à tous ceux qui sont intéressés par le développement de l’Union Européenne. **** In 2010 the European Union faced the worst economic and financial crisis of its fifty year-long history. The European Lawyers’ Union (UAE), upon the occasion of its 27th Congress, held in Lisbon, sought to engage in a reflection on the crisis and the remedies set up by the European Union. After hearing the former President of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio, call for a European «New Deal», the speakers delivered to participants a comprehensive review of the measures put in place by the European Union to meet the crisis, in particular the establishment of a Banking Union, the strengthening of the Euro, the creation of synergies between the EU and national budgets, and a reinforced review of State aid to the financial sector. This rich and documented book is intended for professionals in law and finance, but also to all those interested in the development of the European Union.
Description : Contents: (1) Recent Developments and Analysis; (2) The Global Financial Crisis and U.S. Interests: Policy; Four Phases of the Global Financial Crisis; (3) New Challenges and Policy in Managing Financial Risk; (4) Origins, Contagion, and Risk; (5) Effects on Emerging Markets: Latin America; Russia and the Financial Crisis; (6) Effects on Europe and The European Response: The ¿European Framework for Action¿; The British Rescue Plan; Collapse of Iceland¿s Banking Sector; (7) Impact on Asia and the Asian Response: Asian Reserves and Their Impact; National Responses; (8) International Policy Issues: Bretton Woods II; G-20 Meetings; The International Monetary Fund; Changes in U.S. Reg¿s. and Regulatory Structure; (9) Legislation.
Description : It is interesting to note that after two years of recession in East Asia, almost all the countries in this region are rising again. In the wake of that sudden onslaught on the economies of East Asia, many new questions have come to the fore (and are waiting for the right answers), such as: How could the Asian countries have become so weak as to totally succumb to the financial crisis? What were the real causes of the crisis? What policy measures have the affected countries taken to combat the crisis and how effective have they been? As for the argument of OC hands-off policyOCO versus OC government interventionOCO, which approach was more appropriate for curbing the expansion of the crisis? What are the policy implications of resolving the crisis? Why is East Asia rising again after the two-year recession?. The editors of this volume organized a research team composed of 12 leading economists from the ten East Asian countries: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, mainland China and Japan. One expert from the United States was also invited; he was responsible for making an aggregate analysis of the interdependence of the region in the context of a financial crisis. Two meetings were held OCo the first in April 1999, the second in January 2000. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1.1: Introduction (97 KB). Chapter 1.2: the Importance of the Issue: The Financial Crisis in East Asia (86 KB). Chapter 1.3: Various Explanations of the Causes of the Financial Crisis (96 KB). Chapter 1.4: The Impacts of the Financial Crisis in East Asia (204 KB). Chapter 1.5: External Debt and Financial Crisis (124 KB). Chapter 1.6: Corruption and Nepotism Between Officials and Enterprises (143 KB). Chapter 1.7: A Model Used to Explain the Financial Crisis (117 KB). Chapter 1.8: The Role of the Government (89 KB). Chapter 1.9: The Function of the IMF (120 KB). Chapter 1.10: East Asia''s Recovery (84 KB). Chapter 1.11: The Purpose of this Volume (103 KB). Contents: An Overview of the Financial Crisis in East Asia (T-S Yu); Japan: Japan''s Bubble Economy and Asia (H S Lim); China: Financial Crisis and Chinese Economy (D-Q Xu); Korea: Korean Financial Crisis OCo The Crisis of a Development Model? (J Lee); Singapore: Coping with the Asian Financial Crisis OCo The Singapore Experience (K-J Ngiam); Hong Kong: Financial Crisis in the Case of Hong Kong OCo Last In, Last Out? (C Tuan & L F Y Ng); Taiwan: Financial Crisis in East Asia (T-M Huo); Thailand: 1997 Thai Financial Crisis (C Leenabanchong); Malaysia: Financial Crisis in Malaysia (M Ariff & M M-C Yap); Indonesia: Indonesia''s Responses to the Recent Economic Crisis (A Nasution); Philippine: The 1997-1999 Philippine Economic Downturn OCo A Preventable One (E A Tan); Recursive Dynamic CGE Analysis: The Road to Economic Recovery in Asia (Z Wang & D-Q Xu); Conclusion: Lessons and Policy Implications (T-S Yu & D-Q Xu). Readership: Professors and graduate students in economics and economists working in financial institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, ADB and commercial banks."
Description : During the past few years all the regions of Europe have suffered from the effects of the World Financial Crisis. Most notably in Eastern Europe, countries have adopted different approaches to combat the crisis and the impact has been varying – politically, economically and socially. This book gives an overview of chosen countries and their situation before and during the crisis, providing a detailed view of the different regions during this difficult period. It also looks at their current status and the individual ways in which they have attempted to stimulate recovery.
Description : The Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 shook the foundations of the global economy. What began as a localized currency crisis soon engulfed the entire Asian region. What went wrong and how did the Asian economies, long considered "miracles," respond? How did the United States, Japan and other G-7 countries react to the crisis? What role did the IMF play? Why did China remain conspicuously insulated from the turmoil raging in its midst? What lessons can be learnt from the crisis by other emerging economies? This book provides answers to all the above questions and more. It gives a comprehensive account of how the international economic order operates, examines its strengths and weaknesses, and what needs to be done to fix it. The book will be vital to students of economics, international political economy, Asian and development studies.
Description : This publication takes stock of economic developments in Malaysia since the Asian economic crisis of 1997. It looks at the aspects of economic performance, policy and reform that contributed to the strong recovery. The individual papers include: a comparative review of policies and performance; potential output and inflation; challenges to fiscal management; capital controls in response to the Asian crisis; financial sector issues; corporate performance and reform.
Description : Emerging Europe has suffered a severe economic crisis in recent years, and is only gradually recovering; the prospects for a convergence with the rest of the EU are still uncertain. In this book policymakers, high-level practitioners and experts from central banks identify the main reasons for the crisis and the challenges for the recovery process.
Description : This paper provides a unified analysis for the onset of the 1998 financial crisis and the strong economic recovery afterward in Russia and other former Soviet Union countries. Before the crisis a banking failure arose owing to the coexistence of a lemons credit market and high government borrowing. In a lemons credit market low credit risk firms switched from bank to nonbank finance, including trade credits and barter trade, generating an externality on banks'' interest rates. The collapse of the treasury bills market in the financial crisis triggered a change in banks'' lending behavior, providing initial conditions for banking development.