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Policymaking in hard times: French and German responses to economic crisis in the Euro area

Schelkle, Waltraud (2012) Policymaking in hard times: French and German responses to economic crisis in the Euro area. In: Pontusson, Jonas and Bermeo, Nancy, (eds.) Coping With Crisis: Government Reactions to the Great Recession. Russell Sage Foundation, New York, USA, pp. 130-162. ISBN 9780871540768

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The financial crisis that erupted on Wall Street in 2008 quickly cascaded throughout much of the advanced industrial world. Facing the specter of another Great Depression, policymakers across the globe responded in sharply different ways to avert an economic collapse. Why did the response to the crisis—and its impact on individual countries—vary so greatly among interdependent economies? How did political factors like public opinion and domestic interest groups shape policymaking in this moment of economic distress? Coping with Crisis offers a rigorous analysis of the choices societies made as a devastating global economic crisis unfolded...

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Authors
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
JEL classification: E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy Formation, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E65 - Studies of Particular Policy Episodes
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G15 - International Financial Markets
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 10:41
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 10:41

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