"Bernanke's work has had a powerful impact on the economics profession, alerting macroeconomists to the advantages of historical analysis, and a number of important figures (James Hamilton, Steve Cecchetti, for example), inspired by his work, have followed him into the field. The nine essays form a remarkably coherent whole."--Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley, and author of Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System
"Collecting these essays together will provide a single source for students to find Bernanke's substantial contributions.... His papers demonstrate conclusively that the international view of the great depression has impressive explanatory power."--Peter Temin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bernanke's approach was quite technical. As a non economist, the essays were not an easy read and I pretty much gave up on them about 1/4 of the way through the book.Published 16 days ago by Kevin McGrath
Everyone needs to get a book like this to understand our economic state and how it got to where it is now.Published 19 months ago by Catherine
The text is an excellent collection of essays presenting Bernanke's views on what caused the Great Depression of 1929 and forward. Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by stanley goldstein
I have a hard time finding historical information on the culture and humanity involved with the great depression; most books only care about where the economy/money was at the... Read morePublished on April 24, 2012 by Ellen Marlow
Unemployment today November 19, 2011 is TWENTY-THREE PERCENT. The BLS should be called the BS department of Labor Statistics. Read morePublished on November 19, 2011 by Davos
This book is a wonderful exercise in counting trees but missing the forest.
I should state out front that I do not believe that complex systems subject to stochastic... Read more
This review is intended to focus on special aspects of the book in greater detail. For a general review of the book, please see Jerry H. Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by James R. Maclean
This volume is useful in bringing together most of Bernanke's writings on the Great Depression of the 1930s. Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by Hal Jordan