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Interview with Barry Eichengreen: Economic History, the Great Depression, and the Recent Financial Crisis

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Historical Hysteresis: Adverse Shocks vs Structural Problems

I started posting last week on the Summers & Blanchard paper, which is on hysteresis and the Unemployment problem in Europe starting in the mid 1970s. Many advocated structural explanations for hysteresis, but Summers & Blanchard looked to the Great Depression period … Continue reading

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Fiscal Policy and Economic Recovery: The Case of the 1936 Veterans’ Bonus

Josh Hausman, an economics job market candidate from Berkeley, has a guest post on Miles Kimball’s blog that’s worth checking out: An excellent historical analogy to Miles’s Federal Lines of Credit proposal are the 1931 loans to World War I veterans that I … Continue reading

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Right-wing political extremism in the Great Depression | vox

Right-wing political extremism in the Great Depression | vox.

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