Leading economists consider the shape of future economic policy: will it resume the pre-crisis consensus, or contend with the post-crisis “new normal”?
"Jeffrey Herf's Undeclared Wars with Israel greatly enhances our understanding of the shadowy proxy wars fought in the Cold War's closing decades. It commendably sheds new light on the communist bloc's efforts to covertly undermine Israel and diminish western influence in the Middle East. Herf systematically documents both the arms transfers and clandestine support given to an international terrorist campaign that unrelentingly targeted Israel but also de-stabilized the region and convulsed the globe."
Professor Bruce Hoffman, Director, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
"It is time to revive an old issue: Just how inherently unstable are economies? But instead of getting much guidance these days from contemporary economists, we need to turn to some of the giants from the past. The work of Hyman Minsky…is especially on the mark."- The New York Times
In late 2015, leading policymakers and economists—including those who were involved in the Accord's design, negotiation, and implementation—held a Plaza Retrospective conference at the Baker Institute for Public Policy to evaluate the Accord's legacy and how its collaborative spirit can be applied today. This volume presents their views and analyses to provide guidance for a time when the world again faces the prospect of currency disequilibria, growing imbalances, trade policy reactions, and thus uncertainty for both the global economy and world politics.
"Adolph has written a timely book for students of monetary policy, central banking, and comparative political economy. The main messages are accessible to a wide audience and have implications not only for economics, but also for law and sociology."
Anne-Caroline Huser, International Journal of Constitutional Law"
The economic aspect of foreign policy will be crucial to the next president s success. She or he will need to reckon with Blackwill and Harris s powerful arguments.--Lawrence H. Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Harvard University and former Secretary of the Treasury"
"The questions explored in these brilliant essays cut to the heart of our failing economic and democratic systems. If you have been influenced by Piketty's landmark work on inequality, make sure to read this next." " "NAOMI KLEIN, author of "The Shock Doctrine "and "This Changes Everything"
"The Boiling River" is about a man trying to understand the moral obligation that comes with scientific discovery to protect a sacred site from misuse, neglect, and even from his own discovery."
"This book is full of thought-provoking, well-argued arguments that are certain to interest China watchers around the world." South China Morning Post
A deeply concerned physician reflects on today s doctor-patient relationships and offers a compelling vision of a better way to practice medicine
Like the medium it covers, "Science Blogging "is by turns pragmatic, charming, wide ranging, and sharply argued. This is the guidebook science blogging deserves, and that every science blogger needs to read. Thomas Hayden, coeditor of "The Science Writers Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age"--Thomas Hayden"
Kagan is a master prose artisan. . . . Frankly, this book is quite amazing James Joyce with logic and rigor, or perhaps a twenty-first century version of Montaigne. Reading this book is a rich learning experience for almost anyone. Jay Schulkin, Georgetown University--Jay Schulkin"
Statistics has a core set of ideas that touch every aspect of our lives. Stigler has tapped into these and brought them to life.--Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
In this landmark book, John Gribbin one of the best-known science writers of the past thirty years presents his own version of the Holy Grail of physics..
The contentious history of the idea of the black hole the most fascinating and bizarre celestial object in the heavens"