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NBER Books - The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century



The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century
Michael D. Bordo, Claudia Goldin, and Eugene N. White, editors

The University of Chicago Press, 1998
Cloth: $60.00
474 pages
ISBN: 0-226-06589-8

Table of Contents:

    List of Abbreviations

    Time Line

    The Defining Moment Hypothesis: The Editors' Introduction
    Michael D. Bordo, Claudia Goldin, Eugene N. White

    I - The Birth of Activist Macroeconomic Policy

    1. Was the Great Depression a Watershed for American Monetary Policy?
    Charles W. Calomiris, David C. Wheelock

    2. Fiscal Policy in the Shadow of the Great Depression
    J. Bradford De Long

    3. The Legacy of Deposit Insurance: The Growth, Spread, and Cost of Insuring Financial Intermediaries
    Eugene N. White

    II - Expanding Government

    4. By Way of Analogy: The Expansion of the Federal Government in the 1930s
    Hugh Rockoff

    5. The Impact of the New Deal on American Federalism
    John Joseph Wallis, Wallace E. Oates

    6. The Great Depression and the Regulating State: Federal Government Regulation of Agriculture, 1884-1970
    Gary D. Libecap

    III - Insuring Households and Workers

    7. A Distinctive System: Origins and Impact of U.S. Unemployment Compensation
    Katherine Baicker, Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz

    8. Spurts in Union Growth: Defining Moments and Social Processes
    Richard B. Freeman

    9. The Genesis and Evolution of Social Security
    Jeffrey A. Miron, David N. Weil

    IV. International Perspectives

    10. From Smoot-Hawley to Reciprocal Trade Agreements: Changing the Course of U.S. Trade Policy in the 1930s
    Douglas A. Irwin

    11. The Great Depression as a Watershed: International Capital Mobility over the Long Run
    Maurice Obstfeld, Alan M. Taylor

    12. Implications of the Great Depression for the Development of the International Monetary System
    Michael D. Bordo, Barry Eichengreen


 
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