Economic & financial crises & disasters

    Value of Everything

    By Mariana Mazzucato

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    Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? At the heart of today's financial and economic crisis is a problem hiding in plain sight. In modern capitalism, value-extraction is rewarded more highly than value-creation: the productive process that drives a...

    Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance

    By Adair Turner

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    Adair Turner became chairman of Britain's Financial Services Authority just as the global financial crisis struck in 2008, and he played a leading role in redesigning global financial regulation. In this eye-opening book, he sets the record straight about what really caused the crisis. It didn't happen because banks are...


    By Thomas Piketty

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    The return of the best-selling, award-winning economist extraordinaire With the same powerful evidence, and range of reference, as his global bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century - and in columns of 700 words, rather than 700 pages - Chronicles sets out Thomas Piketty's analysis of the financial crisis, what has...

    The Ascendancy of Finance

    By Joseph Vogl

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    The global financial crisis of 2008 ushered in a system of informal decision-making in the grey zone between economics and politics. Legitimized by a rhetoric of emergency, ad hoc bodies have usurped democratically elected governments.

    The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

    By Ben S. Bernanke

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    Ben S. Bernanke's rise to chair of the Federal Reserve, the massive financial crisis, and the Fed's bold and effective response.

    Driven to the Brink

    By Alicia Micklethwait

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    A collection of stories about how inadequate governance and flawed culture caused massive destruction of shareholder value. In-depth case studies look at the Libor scandal, the Co-op, Kids Company and others, asking what have we learned and how to prevent these disasters in future. It also looks at Corporate China...

    Days of Slaughter

    By Susan Wharton Gates

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    Hardback £17.26

    A cautionary tale of failed policies and corporate mismanagement that compellingly addresses previously unexplored issues of political ideology, organizational dynamics, and ethics, Days of Slaughter will appeal to readers everywhere who want a fuller explanation of what went awry in the US housing market.

    Financial Crisis, Corporate Governance, and Bank Capital

    By Sanjai Bhagat

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    Hardback £30.34

    This book proposes a solution to the 'too big to fail' problem that will help to prevent future financial crises through the restructuring of executive incentive programmes. It will be of great value to corporate executives, corporate board members, institutional investors and economic policymakers, as well as students studying finance,...

    Europe\'s Growth Challenge

    By Anders Aslund

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    A cogent and systematic look at the ways in which enacting fiscal and governmental policy changes might reinvigorate Europe's stagnant economy.

    Gender and the Economic Crisis in Europe: Politics, Institutions and Intersectionality

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    This book is a unique exploration into the gendered politics of the economic crisis in Europe. The authors consider the gendered politics of the economic crisis from a variety of feminist approaches, shedding new light on the concept of the crisis and on questions of politics, institutions and intersectionality.

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