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Author Krugman, Paul R.

Title The age of diminished expectations : U.S. economic policy in the 1990s / Paul Krugman
Edition Third edition
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1997


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  338.973009049 Kru/Aod 1994  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents I. The Roots of Economic Welfare. 1. Productivity Growth. 2. Income Distribution. 3. Employment and Unemployment -- II. Chronic Aches and Pains. 4. The Trade Deficit. 5. Inflation -- III. Policy Problems. 6. Health Care. 7. The Budget Deficit. 8. The Embattled Fed. 9. The Dollar. 10. Free Trade and Protectionism. 11. Japan -- IV. Financial Follies. 12. The Savings and Loan Scandal. 13. Losing It. 14. Global Finance -- V. American Prospects. 15. Happy Ending. 16. Hard Landing. 17. Drift
Summary This edition looks at how risky behaviour can lead to disaster in private markets, with colourful examples from Lloyd's of London and Sumitomo Metals. Krugman also considers the collapse of the Mexican peso, and the burst of Japan's 'bubble' economy
Analysis Economic conditions Policies Of Government
United States
Notes Includes index
Subject Economic forecasting -- United States.
United States -- Economic policy -- 1981-1993.
United States -- Economic policy -- 1993-2001.
LC no. 97188147
ISBN 0262111810
0262112248 (hc)
0262611341 (paperback)