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The Global Economy in the 1990s
A Long-Run Perspective

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Paul W. Rhode, Gianni Toniolo, Nicholas Crafts, Barry Eichengreen, Riccardo Faini, Alexander J. Field, Peter L. Rousseau, Gavin Wright, Robert J. Gordon, Eugene N. White, Peter Temin, Peter H. Lindert, Michael A. Bernstein
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  • Date Published: April 2006
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521617901

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  • The 1990s were an extraordinary, contradictory, and fascinating period of economic development. Specifically, the 'boom' of the 1990s and the way that it ended evoked many historical precedents, particularly, past bubbles and 'busts'. In this book, contributions by eminent economic historians examine key issues such as the causes and sustainability of productive growth in the U.S., the sluggish growth in Europe and stagnation in Japan. They assess whether, seen in long-run perspective, the 1990s does actually fall into a familiar pattern of economic activity or whether it represents a watershed in economic history.

    • A global perspective on one of the most interesting decades of global capitalism
    • Highly original contributions to the debate by many eminent economic historians
    • Will appeal to a wide international market in the fields of international economics and economic history
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    “Clear analysis, strong evidence, and great bibliography. Highly recommended.” --Choice

    "This excellent book collects papers presented at a Duke University conference in 2004, run by Rhode...and Toniolo...--and attended by this reviewer. Unlike many conference volumes, it is true to its title: each contribution compares economic developments in the manner of economic history, weaving together statistics, narrative, and economic theory. The volume is also much more cohesive than most books of its type." - Christopher Hanes, State University of New York at Binghamton, EH.NET

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521617901
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.538kg
    • contains: 54 tables
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Understanding the 1990s: the long-run perspective Paul Rhode and Gianni Toniolo
    2. The world economy in the 1990s: a long-run perspective Nicholas Crafts
    3. Managing the world economy in the 1990s Barry Eichengreen
    4. Europe: a continent in decline? Riccardo Faini
    5. Technical change and US economic growth: the interwar period and the 1990s Alexander J. Field
    6. GPTs: then and now Peter L. Rousseau
    7. Productivity growth and the American labor market: the 1990s in historical perspective Gavin Wright
    8. The 1920s and the 1990s in mutual reflection Robert J. Gordon
    9. Bubbles and bursts: the 1990s in the mirror of the 1920s Eugene N. White
    10. The 1990s as a postwar decade Peter Temin
    11. What is happening to the Welfare State? Peter H. Lindert
    12. The American economic policy environment of the 1990s: origins, consequences, and legacies Michael A. Bernstein

  • Editors

    Paul W. Rhode, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Paul W. Rhode is the Zachary Taylor Smith Professor at the Economics Department of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

    Gianni Toniolo, Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata'
    Gianni Toniolo is Professor of Economic History at the University of Rome 'Tor Vergata' and Research Professor of Economics at Duke University.


    Paul W. Rhode, Gianni Toniolo, Nicholas Crafts, Barry Eichengreen, Riccardo Faini, Alexander J. Field, Peter L. Rousseau, Gavin Wright, Robert J. Gordon, Eugene N. White, Peter Temin, Peter H. Lindert, Michael A. Bernstein

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