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Central Banking during the Great Recession

Francesco Papadia and Tuomas Vӓlimӓki

in Central Banking in Turbulent Times

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198806196
eISBN:
9780191844058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806196.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Monetary policy before the Great Recession rested on three unacknowledged assumptions: first, the central bank could effectively control a short-term rate; second, this short-term rate had a stable ... More


Women’s Work and Economic Crisis Revisited: Comparing the Great Recession and the Great Depression

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter compares the gender dynamics of the Great Depression of the 1930s with those of the Great Recession associated with the 2008 financial crisis. It begins with a discussion of the ... More


The Great Recession: The damage done and the rot revealed

Josh Bivens and Lawrence Mishel

in Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter argues that the consequences of the Great Recession are driven by social and political choices about how the economy is managed. It was not inevitable that the significant ... More


Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Josh Bivens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book relays a compelling narrative of the U.S. economy's struggle to emerge from the Great Recession of 2008. It explains the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic ... More


Bright Bourgeois Morning

Marc Mulholland

in Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

The collapse of Communism and the weakening of Social Democracy in the face of post-industrial capitalism seemed to nullify all systemic challenges to liberal capitalism. The Neo-conservatives ... More


Income Inequality: Why It Matters and Why Most Economists Didn't Notice

Matthew P Drennan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300209587
eISBN:
9780300216349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209587.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book tells two stories. First, it shows that rising income inequality played a major role in causing the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2008-2009. While others have argued that rising, ... More


Conclusions

Johannes Lindvall

in Mass Unemployment and the State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590643
eISBN:
9780191723407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590643.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The concluding chapter summarizes the main results, discusses the implications of these results for the literature on comparative political economy, and shows how governments in Austria, Denmark, the ... More


How Did Young Firms Fare during the Great Recession?: Evidence from the Kauffman Firm Survey

Rebecca Zarutskie and Tiantian Yang

in Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226454078
eISBN:
9780226454108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454108.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

We examine the evolution of several key firm-level economic and financial variables in the years surrounding and during the Great Recession using the Kauffman Firm Survey, a large panel of young ... More


How Workers and the Government Have Dealt with Economic Crisis and Industrial Decline: 1929 and 2007

Edward Montgomery

in Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038174
eISBN:
9780252095979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038174.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter begins with a brief review of the evidence on the causes of the Great Depression and its impact on workers and their families. It examines some of the similarities and differences in the ... More


Introduction

Matthew P. Drennan

in Income Inequality: Why It Matters and Why Most Economists Didn't Notice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300209587
eISBN:
9780300216349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209587.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Synopsis of book. U.S. trends in income distribution. Causes of rising income inequality. Consumers shift to massive debt. Why most economists overlooked importance of income inequality. Strong ... More


Job Loss: A Discussion

Michael D. Hurd

in Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785853
eISBN:
9780804786430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter provides an overview of the section of the text that examines job loss. The main theme of the chapter is that since the Great Recession is more severe than the periods covered by some of ... More


The Financial Crisis and College Enrollment: How Have Students and Their Families Responded?

Bridget Terry Long

in How the Financial Crisis and Great Recession Affected Higher Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226201832
eISBN:
9780226201979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201979.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This paper explores how the Great Recession affected college enrollment and costs to families. As with past recessions, reductions in income and increases in tuition prices could have had negative ... More


Shocks and Regional Economic Resilience

Harold Wolman, Howard Wial, Travis St. Clair, and Edward Hill

in Coping with Adversity: Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780801451690
eISBN:
9781501709494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451690.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The chapter examines shocks to regional economies, the extent to which regions are resistant to these shocks, whether regions that are adversely affected by these shocks are resilient in the face of ... More


European Social Models From Crisis to Crisis: Employment and Inequality in the Era of Monetary Integration

Jon Erik Dølvik and Andrew Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198717966
eISBN:
9780191787423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717966.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

The basic issues contested in public controversy over European social models have concerned their effects on employment and inequality, and ultimately whether there is necessarily a trade-off between ... More


Panics and the Macroeconomy

Morgan Ricks

in The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330327
eISBN:
9780226330464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330464.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter argues that panics—widespread redemptions of short-term debt—should be viewed as the central problem for financial stability policy. This is not a novel argument, but it is a ... More


Chapter Four Panics and the Macroeconomy

Morgan Ricks

in The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330327
eISBN:
9780226330464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330464.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter argues that panics—widespread redemptions of short-term debt—should be viewed as the central problem for financial stability policy. This is not a novel argument, but it is a ... More


Too Much Spending or Too Little Income?: The Macroeconomics of Household Spending and Debt in the Consumer Age

Barry Z. Cynamon and Steven M. Fazzari

in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199988488
eISBN:
9780190218249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

Economic theory suggests that rising income inequality reduces economic growth because high-income groups spend a smaller share of their income than do lower-income groups. Despite rising inequality, ... More


Booms, Busts, and Changing Labor Markets: Why the Great Recession Did Not Produce Good Job Candidates

James E. Coverdill and William Finlay

in High Tech and High Touch: Headhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501702808
eISBN:
9781501713996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702808.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores three issues. First, it shows why the Great Recession affected headhunting so severely: both the hiring rate and the quitting rate declined sharply. Second, it shows how this ... More


Return to Sender: Hukou, Stimulus, and the Great Recession

Jeremy L. Wallace

in Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378982
eISBN:
9780199379019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378982.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The sixth chapter examines China’s sailing through the Great Recession of the late 2000s with little apparent damage. China weathered the storm due to its long-term strategy of managed urbanization ... More


Searching for New Policy Frameworks in the Wake of the Great Recession

Roberto Suro

in Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

For more than three decades, which have been marked by extraordinary migration flows, a policy framework based on an ever-firmer linkage between controls and admissions has governed US immigration ... More


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