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Published: 30 September 2010

728 Pages | 158 line illustrations


ISBN: 9780195322736

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Economic Policy

Theory and Practice

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Benoît Coeuré, Pierre Jacquet, and Jean Pisani-Ferry

  • Comprehensive and systematic approach to economic policy drawing from facts and theories
  • Up-to date stylized facts readily accessible through figures and tables
  • Built on a decade-long teaching experience
  • Essentials from theory and models made available in well-identified boxes in a clear and self-contained manner, with reference to classical economic thinking (Hobbes, Smith, Ricardo, Keynes) as well as to 20th century masters (Solow, Friedman, Dornbusch, Lucas) and to frontier research
  • Exceptional coverage breadth (macro/micro; domestic/ international; short term/long term)
  • Full coverage of 2007-2009 financial crisis, with due recognition of its multifaceted nature: macro imbalances, financial regulation, accounting standards are all addressed
  • Foreword by MIT professor and IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard
  • Relevance to current policy debates: fiscal deficits, unconventional monetary policies, global imbalances, growth strategies, tax reform design