Economic Issues: Recommended Reading



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Recommended articles 

from the Oxford Speakeasy

Paul Krugman. The Path Not Taken. New York Times October 27 2011.

Robert Reich: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 

Recommended by our members: 

Mara recommends:  

Lewis, Michael. The Big Short. 2010   .      -  as  - -  

Sources: Recommended official reports

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

 OnlineOnOnline: Comment and Analysis

The Economist

New Deal 2.0  A project of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt InstituteInnInIn  Institute

The New York Review of Books

The Center for American Progress 


Paul Krugman

Robert Reich - also has some interesting short videos.

 Sources: Recommended Books

 On the current financial crisis

Achaya, V et al., Regulating Wall Street. 2011

Lewis, Michael. The Big Short. 2010 

Sorkin, Andrew. Too Big to Fail. 2009

Stiglitz, Joseph. Freefall. 2010

Reinhardt, C. and Rogoff, K.. This Time is Different. 2009 

Shillet, Robert.   T .   T . T he Subprime Solution

Soros  , George . The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means.

Zandi , Mark . Financial Shock: A 360 Degree Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion and How to Avoid the Next Crisis

John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff. The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences

Paul Krugman . The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008

Gillian Tett . Fools’ Gold

William Cohan . House of Cards

Human Psychology and Financial Crises

Ackerlof , George  and Robert Shiller . Animal Spirits

Charles Mackay.

  Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Underestimating Risk

Taleb , Nassim . Fooled by Randomness. . .

Taleb , Nassim ..  .       .   ThThe Black Swan

Benoit Mandelbrot. The Misbehavior of Markets

Chris Anderson. The Long Tail


Niall Ferguson . The Ascent of Money 

Barry Eichengreen and Peter Lindert .The International Debt Crisis in Historical Perspective

David LandesThe Wealth and Poverty of Nations

Robert Bruner and Sean Carr. The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm 

E.H. Carr . The Twenty Years’ Crisis

Milton Friedman and Anna Schwarzt the Great Contraction: 1929-1933

J.K. Galbraith The Great Crash of 1929

Charles Kindleberger .  Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

 Joseph Stiglitz.

  Globalization and its Discontents

Accessible Economic Theory (from the Right and Left)

Reich,  Robert. Supercapitalism. 2009  

Joseph Schumpeter . Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Karl Polanyi . The Great Transformation

Lionel Robbins . A History of Economic Thought

J.K. Galbraith .  A History of Economics

J.K. Galbraith. A Short History of Financial Euphoria

Hyman Minsky. Stabilizing an Unstable Economy

George Cooper. The Origins of Financial Crises

Milton Friedman. Capitalism and Freedom

F.A. HayekThe Road to Serfdom

 F.A. Hayek . The Fatal Conceit



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Original by Dr. Deirdre Shay Kamlani, June 2009;  updated September 2011 by Elaine Capizzi