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Taming Japan's Deflation
The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy
Bolder economic policy could have addressed bouts of deflation in post-Bubble Japanese history, write Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo in Taming Japan’s Deflation. Despite warnings from economists, intense political pressure, and "unconventional monetary policy" options to address this problem, Japan’s central bank...
Central Banks and Gold
How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World
Central bankers have enjoyed great power and autonomy. They have cooperated to construct and preserve towering structures of debt, reshaping relations of power and ownership around the world. In Central Banks and Gold, Simon James Bytheway and Mark Metzler explore how this financialized form of globalism first took shape a century...
From Convergence to Crisis
Labor Markets and the Instability of the Euro
What explains Eurozone member-states' divergent exposure to Europe's sovereign debt crisis? Deviating from current fiscal and financial views, From Convergence to Crisis focuses on labor markets in a narrative that distinguishes the winners from the losers in the euro...
The Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea
Thurbon offers a novel defense of the developmental state idea and a new framework for investigating the emergence and evolution of developmental states. She also canvasses the implications of the Korean experience for wider debates concerning the future of financial activism in an era of financialization, energy insecurity, and climate...
Priests of Prosperity
How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World
Priests of Prosperity explores the unsung revolutionary campaign to transform postcommunist central banks from command-economy cash cows into Western-style monetary...
Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World
In Demanding Devaluation, David Steinberg argues that the demands of powerful interest groups often dictate government decisions about the level of the exchange...
Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance
Kevin P. Gallagher demonstrates how several emerging market and developing countries (EMDs) managed to reregulate cross-border financial flows in the wake of the global financial crisis, despite the political and economic difficulty of doing so at the national...
The Great Wall of Money
Power and Politics in China's International Monetary Relations
By illuminating the politics of China's international monetary relations, this book provides a timely account of the global economy, the role of the renminbi in international relations, and the trajectory of China’s continuing ascendency in the coming...
American Power after the Financial Crisis
Jonathan Kirshner explains how the global financial crisis of 2007–2008 altered the international balance of power, affecting the patterns and pulse of world...
Capital as Will and Imagination
Schumpeter's Guide to the Postwar Japanese Miracle
Joseph Schumpeter is not thought of as a theorist of credit-supercharged high-speed growth, but that is what he became in postwar Japan. This new view helps also to explain Japan's bubble, and the global bubbles that have followed it.