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Books be e-axes - Mar 2012

"An Information Theoretic Approach to Econometrics" by George G. Judge, Ron C. Mittelhammer
Mon, 2012-03-05 16:11   -   (0) comments
This book is intended to provide the reader with a firm conceptual and empirical understanding of basic information-theoretic econometric models and methods.

"Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty" by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson
Mon, 2012-03-05 16:31   -   (0) comments
"This fascinating and readable book centers on the complex joint evolution of political and economic institutions, in good directions and bad," Robert Solow.

"In the Wake of the Crisis: Leading Economists Reassess Economic Policy" by Olivier J. Blanchard, David Romer, A. Michael Spence and Joseph E. Stiglitz
Mon, 2012-03-05 16:50   -   (0) comments
These top economists discuss future directions for monetary policy, fiscal policy, financial regulation, capital account management, growth strategies, and the international monetary system, and the economic models that should underpin thinking about critical policy choices.

"The Europe 2020 Strategy: Can It Maintain the EU's Competitiveness in the World? " by Daniel Gros and Felix Roth
Fri, 2012-03-09 11:11   -   (0) comments
Europe 2020 is an initiative launched by the European Commission. This book takes an in-depth look and and finds that the strategy itself needs to be revised in several important respects.

"Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us" by James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio, Jr. and Ross Levine
Fri, 2012-03-09 16:23   -   (0) comments
“This book will become a classic for those who want to learn what was behind the global financial crisis—not just what went wrong, but why current reforms won’t work," Nouriel Roubini.

"Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America's Most Powerful Economics Program" by Robert Van Horn, Philip Mirowski, Thomas A. Stapleford
Mon, 2012-03-12 15:16   -   (0) comments
"Building Chicago Economics brings together some of the best minds in the history of economic thought to offer a most valuable assessment of the science and politics of Chicago economists in the postwar period," Marion Fourcade, University of California, Berkeley

"From Optimal Tax Theory to Tax Policy: Retrospective and Prospective Views" by Robin Boadway
Wed, 2012-03-21 16:09   -   (0) comments
Boadway's analysis offers a timely assessment of the role that optimal tax theory has played in establishing the principles that continue to inform tax policy.

"Mobilizing Money: How the World's Richest Nations Financed Industrial Growth' by Caroline Fohlin
Mon, 2012-03-26 13:57   -   (0) comments
'In this volume, Fohlin provides a valuable long-term historical perspective to inform this debate 9on banking regulation) by analyzing the evolution and consequences of different banking structures for economic development' Randall Kroszner, University of Chicago.

"FINANCING FAILURE A Century of Bailouts" by Vern McKinley
Wed, 2012-03-28 15:28   -   (0) comments
“With this deeply researched and annotated account, Vern McKinley shows that in 2008—as in past financial crises—a panic among investors was matched by a panic among government officials and financial regulators." Peter J. Wallison, AEI

"Saving Europe: How National Politics Nearly Destroyed the Euro" by Carlo Bastasin
Fri, 2012-03-30 12:10   -   (0) comments

Saving Europe is a rigorous attempt to make larger sense of what has happened in the euro zone and what might happen next.

'The Crisis Aftermath: New Regulatory Paradigms" edited by Mathias Dewatripont and Xavier Freixas
Fri, 2012-03-30 12:17   -   (0) comments

This new CEPR eReport is devoted to exploring the general issue of the origins of excessive risk-taking in the banking industry.

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