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Bust - Greece, The Euro And The Sovereign Debt Crisis
John Wiley & Sons, 2011
“Lynn’s book is fast-paced, entertaining and perceptive about the causes of the crisis. He explains how Greece cheated its way into the eurozone in 2001 by supplying the European Union authorities with data that understated the Greek budget deficit by an average of 2.1 percentage points in every year from 1997."
‘…thrilling account of the Greek financial crisis…lively, engaging, and thought provoking…Bust, reminds us just how interconnected the world really is.’
The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom
Robert A. Levy, William Mellor
Sentinel, Penguin Group, 2008
“We have created a system in which nine people are presumed to be smarter than three hundred million. The Dirty Dozen shows us the results of this foolish assumption – the twelve worst Supreme Court rulings. Or, that is to say, the twelve worst Supreme Court rulings so far.” - Robert A. Levy
Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD:
Essays in Macro-Economic History
Oxford University Press, 2007
This book seeks to identify the forces which explain how and why some parts of the world have grown rich and others have lagged behind.
Encompassing 2000 years of history, part 1 begins with the Roman Empire and explores the key factors that have influenced economic development in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Part 2 covers the development of macroeconomic tools of analysis from the 17th century to the present. Part 3 looks to the future and considers what the shape of the world economy might be in 2030.
Combining both the close quantitative analysis for which Professor Maddison is famous with a more qualitative approach that takes into account the complexity of the forces at work, this book provides students and all interested readers with a totally fascinating overview of world economic history.