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Financial Crises, 1929 to the Present, Second Edition
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Financial Crises, 1929 to the Present, Second Edition

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9781785365164 Edward Elgar Publishing
Sara Hsu, Assistant Professor of Economics, State University of New York at New Paltz, US
Publication Date: 2017 ISBN: 978 1 78536 516 4 Extent: 256 pp
This fascinating volume offers a comprehensive synthesis of the events, causes and outcomes of the major financial crises from 1929 to the present day. Beginning with an overview of the global financial system, Sara Hsu presents both theoretical and empirical evidence to explain the roots of financial crises and financial instability in general. She then provides a thorough breakdown of a number of major crises of the past century, both in the United States and around the world.

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This fascinating volume offers a comprehensive synthesis of the events, causes and outcomes of the major financial crises from 1929 to the present day. Beginning with an overview of the global financial system, Sara Hsu presents both theoretical and empirical evidence to explain the roots of financial crises and financial instability in general. She then provides a thorough breakdown of a number of major crises of the past century, both in the United States and around the world.

Hsu’s thorough and ambitious survey begins with the Great Depression of 1929, the first crisis created within the institutions of our current financial system, and moves through the aftermath of the Depression in the 1930s and 1940s, the inter-crisis period of the 1950s through the 1970s, and the emerging market debt default crisis of the 1980s. From there, she tackles major crises in specific countries from the 1990s on, including those in Mexico, Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Malaysia), Russia, Brazil and Argentina, as well as the Great Recession of 2008. The book concludes with a chapter detailing insightful policy recommendations for preventing future crises. 

Students and professors of economic history, financial and regulatory economics and banking will find this an invaluable resource, both for its comprehensive historical approach and its thoughtful look toward the future of the global economy.
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Acclaim for the first edition:

‘Financial Crises, 1929 to the Present . . . offers a concise history of several of the world's major financial crises. The book could serve as a supplement for undergraduate courses in economic history, international finance, and macroeconomics or as a reference for anyone wishing summaries of the key events and issues surrounding particular crises.’
– David C. Wheelock, EH.Net

‘This timely second edition of a book on the history of financial crisis moves the reader through historical episodes of financial crises. . . I can recommend this book to readers interested in economic history with a sound understanding of money and banking.'
– International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education

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