Daniel Littman, an economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, reviews America’s First Great Depression in the current issue of Forefront, the Bank’s magazine: “The parallels between pre-industrial America’s 1837 financial crisis and that of our own time are particularly strong. The beauty of Roberts’ book is that the reader can see the entire arc of the crisis, from beginning to end, in a historical context—something that studies of the 2008 event will lack for many years to come. Roberts nicely combines narrative history with analysis. His book is accessible to both the expert and the novice in economic history. Highly recommended.” Read the review.
Posts from the ‘Books’ Category
A column in Business New Europe compares the contemporary European crisis with America’s First Great Depression. “What proves particularly interesting about 1837-1845 is the comparisons that can be made between the political, economic and market thinking in a US that was roughly 60 years old, and the roughly 60-year old EU. ” Read the column: “Merkel, Draghi and 1837″
The American Review of Public Administration has just published a review of America’s First Great Depression. The book “shows the extent to which economic crisis can ripple out into something far larger,” says Jos Raadschelders. Access the review.
So-Called Experts: How American Consultants Remade the Canadian Civil Service, 1918-1921, is now available in a Kindle edition. This short book was originally published by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada in 1996. The book “examines the critical role of an emerging group of civil service experts whose view of the reform problem was driven by their experience in the corrupt world of Chicago’s municipal government. Struggling to establish their own credentials, these experts refused to concede that their prescriptions were irrelevant to the problems that the Canadian government faced at the end of the First World War.”
The current issue of Journal of European Integration has a review of Logic of Discipline. “An excellent introduction to the issue of the attempt to remove policy from politics. The implications of the analysis for Europe are sobering, as they suggest that its continued belief in strengthening euro area economic governance with stronger rules is wishful thinking.” Access the review (behind paywall).
The journal Canadian Public Administration has a review of Logic of Discipline by Professor Jeffrey Roy in its June 2012 issue. ”An insightful and timely examination of the the global political economy and its increasingly unstable institutional architecture.” Access the review.
Roger Lowenstein reviews America’s First Great Depression in today’s Wall Street Journal. Read the review.