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Decoding Economic Crises

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AuthorCristina Peicuti and Jean-Marc Daniel
ISBN9781800615700
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2024
PublisherWorld Scientific
BindingPaperback
Original Price$24.00
Pages148
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“Who knows what the tide could bring?”
— Tom Hanks in Cast Away
Constantly bandied about, ‘crisis’ has tended to be a much-overused word. Understanding the economy and its future challenges requires a detailed and precise analysis of what an economic crisis is. This book sets out to do just that. It first provides a deep historical context of what economic theory says about crises and their perpetual return in the form of a cycle. It then looks at what lessons might be learned from such cycles. Since 1945, the world economy has been dominated by the United States, so an analysis of recent crises must necessarily consider public policy response in this country. Decoding Economic Crises attempts to answer the question of whether American leadership has emerged unscathed from the damage inflicted by the 1975, 1992, 2009 and 2020 recessions and their legacies of debt.

Looking forward to the future, there is a particular focus on environmental change. The book interrogates whether devastating crises might ensue, reminiscent of the ‘nutritional trap’ theorised by Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton. Finally, Decoding Economic Crises asks if there will be a return to times of extreme scarcity as seen prior to the mid-18th century.

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