Booms and Busts

Booms and Busts

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This timely and authoritative set explores three centuries of good times and hard times in major economies throughout the world. More than 400 signed articles cover events from Tulipmania during the 1630s to the U.S. federal stimulus package of 2009, and introduce readers to underlying concepts, recurring themes, major institutions, and notable figures. Written in a clear, accessible style, qBooms and Bustsq provides vital insight and perspective for students, teachers, librarians, and the general public - anyone interested in understanding the historical precedents, causes, and effects of the global economic crisis. Special features include a chronology of major booms and busts through history, a glossary of economic terms, a guide to further research, an appendix of primary documents, a topic finder, and a comprehensive index. It features 1, 050 pages; three volumes; 8-1/2q X 11q; topic finder; photos; chronology; glossary; primary documents; bibliography; and, index.An Encyclopedia of Economic History from the First Stock Market Crash of 1792 to the Current Global Economic Crisis ... (D-VA), a former secretary of the Treasury, and House Committee on Banking and Currency chairman Henry Steagall (D-AL). ... production, and profits during much of the 1920s, the economy weakened after 1927, making the spectacular gains of the ... Brokers offered such loans because stock prices continued to rise, meaning that investors could pay back the heftyanbsp;...

Title:Booms and Busts
Author: Mehmet Odekon
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-03-17

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