The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

Author: Ben S. Bernanke

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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A New York Times Bestseller “A fascinating account of the effort to save the world from another [Great Depression]. . . . Humanity should be grateful.”—Financial Times In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, the unexpected apex of a personal journey from small-town South Carolina to prestigious academic appointments and finally public service in Washington’s halls of power. There would be no time to celebrate. The bursting of a housing bubble in 2007 exposed the hidden vulnerabilities of the global financial system, bringing it to the brink of meltdown. From the implosion of the investment bank Bear Stearns to the unprecedented bailout of insurance giant AIG, efforts to arrest the financial contagion consumed Bernanke and his team at the Fed. Around the clock, they fought the crisis with every tool at their disposal to keep the United States and world economies afloat. Working with two U.S. presidents, and under fire from a fractious Congress and a public incensed by behavior on Wall Street, the Fed—alongside colleagues in the Treasury Department—successfully stabilized a teetering financial system. With creativity and decisiveness, they prevented an economic collapse of unimaginable scale and went on to craft the unorthodox programs that would help revive the U.S. economy and become the model for other countries. Rich with detail of the decision-making process in Washington and indelible portraits of the major players, The Courage to Act recounts and explains the worst financial crisis and economic slump in America since the Great Depression, providing an insider’s account of the policy response.
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Monetary Policy Report to the Congress 2009

Author: Ben S. Bernanke

Publisher: www.bnpublishing.com

ISBN: 9781607961994

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Page: 60

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The Board of Governors is pleased to submit its Monetary Policy Report to the Congress pursuant to section 2B of the Federal Reserve Act. Sincerely, Ben Bernanke, Chairman Washington, D.C., July 21, 2009 Contents Overview: Monetary Policy and the Economic Outlook Recent Financial and Economic Developments Monetary Policy: Recent Developments and Outlook Summary of Economic Projections
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Current Affairs October 2015 eBook

by Jagran Josh

Author: Jagran Josh

Publisher: Jagran Josh

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 451

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Details – Current Affairs October 2015 eBook · It provides the comprehensive coverage of the current affairs that happened in October 2015. · It covers the current affairs of October 2015 with ample background and provides a detailed analysis of all the national and international events. · The presentation of the current affairs is provided in very simple and easy-to-understand language. · The October 2015 eBook will be of immense help for the candidates preparing for forthcoming exams. · The eBook will be handy for the forthcoming exams like IBPS CWE PO/MT –V (Main) Exam, IBPS CWE RRB - IV, Combined Defence Services Exam (II) 2015, NDA & NA Exam (II) 2015, Indian Economic Services/Indian Statistical Services Exam 2015, Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologists Exam 2015, Engineering Services Exam 2015, Combined Medical Services Exam 2015, Civil Services (Mains) Exam 2015, Central Armed Police Forces (AC) Exam 2015 and others. The October 2015 eBook is the result of effort of experts in competitive exams and covers the current affairs from the field of national, international, economy, corporate, sports, science & technology, environment & ecology, awards/honours, books/authors, committees/commissions, reports/surveys, and other important current affairs.
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In Good Times Prepare for Crisis

From the Great Depression to the Great Recession: Sovereign Debt Crises and Their Resolution

Author: Ira Lieberman

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815735464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Sovereign debt crises are a little like the weather: One can get ready to endure them and maybe take some steps to lessen their impact, but so far it hasn't been possible to prevent them. Like the weather, they just keep happening. That's the overriding thesis of this book tracing the major debt crises of the past century, starting with the Great Depression and running through the recent Great Recession. Written by a former World Bank expert on debt crises, this book discusses best practices for how such crises can be resolved. As the painful experience of the past decade reminded everyone, frequent debt crises and defaults do great damage to economies and cause vast personal hardship. But resolving them has proven difficult—both economically and politically—and has taken time, almost always requiring a lender of last resort such as a country's central bank or the International Monetary Fund. Too often, efforts to end debt crises have been little more than a palliative, and the debt overhang from one crisis contributes to the next, as illustrated by the ongoing saga in Greece. Both private and sovereign debts have increased substantially since the 2008 crisis, with inadequate deleveraging. This debt overhang leaves countries vulnerable and with limited maneuverability to address the next crisis. This book does not pretend to describe how debt crises can be prevented. But it does draw useful lessons from recent crises that can help economists, bankers, policymakers, and others resolve the inevitable future crises with the least possible damage.
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History of American Economy

Author: Gary M. Walton,Hugh Rockoff

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337104604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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Ever wonder how the American economy became the most powerful one in the world? Tying America's past to the economic policies of today and beyond, the popular HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, 13E answers this critical question and more, presenting events chronologically for easy understanding. This prestigious book has been used by more learners than any other of its kind in the U.S. Market-leading HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY has helped generations of learners understand how the American economy evolved. Completely updated with recent research by economic historians, this trusted book ties this country’s past to the policies and debates of today and beyond. Visual aids, tables and graphs reinforce learning and encourage interest in the study of economic history. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Principles in Macroeconomics

Author: Robert H. Frank,Ben S. Bernanke

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780072539967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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This brand-new principles of macroeconomics text is the most exciting new entry in years. Written by two well-known and well-respected economists, Bob Frank and Ben Bernanke, the text seeks to teach introductory students the core economic concepts-the essence of economics-without overwhelming them with details. Principles of Macroeconomics presents the material in an intuitive way that avoids excessive math. The authors introduce a well-articulated short list of core principles, reinforce them by illustrating and applying each principle in several contexts, and then ask students to work exercises to see what they’ve learned.The text seeks to create “Economic Naturalists”; that is, after reading the text, students will ask (and answer) questions about their economic environment. For example, students will see Braille dots on drive-up ATMs and ask why they’re there. Peppered with such thought-provoking examples, Frank and Bernanke not only engage students, but teach them to see each feature of their economic landscape as the reflection of an implicit or explicit cost-benefit calculation.culation.
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The Political Economy of Financial Regulation

Author: Emilios Avgouleas,David C. Donald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110847036X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Examines the law and policy of financial regulation using a combination of conceptual analysis and strong empirical research.
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Macroeconomics

Author: Dean Darrell Croushore,Andrew B. Abel,Ben S. Bernanke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780201712773

Category: Macroeconomics

Page: 265

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Principles of Microeconomics + Powerweb + DiscoverEcon Code Card

Author: Robert H. Frank,Ben Bernanke

Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub

ISBN: 9780072539974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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This brand-new principles of microeconomics text is the most exciting new entry in years. Written by two well-known and well-respected economists, Bob Frank and Ben Bernanke, the text seeks to teach introductory students the core economic concepts-the essence of economics-without overwhelming them with details. Principles of Microeconomics presents the material in an intuitive way that avoids excessive math. The authors introduce a well-articulated short list of core principles, reinforce them by illustrating and applying each principle in several contexts, and then ask students to work exercises to see what they’ve learned.The text seeks to create “Economic Naturalists”; that is, after reading the text, students will ask (and answer) questions about their economic environment. For example, students will see Braille dots on drive-up ATMs and ask why they’re there. Peppered with such thought-provoking examples, Frank and Bernanke not only engage students, but teach them to see each feature of their economic landscape as the reflection of an implicit or explicit cost-benefit calculation.lation.
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