Boom and Bust

Boom and Bust
Title Boom and Bust PDF eBook
Author William Quinn
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Total Pages 297
Release 2020-08-06
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1108421253

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Why do stock and housing markets sometimes experience amazing booms followed by massive busts and why is this happening more and more frequently? Boom and Bust reveals why bubbles happen, and why some bubbles have catastrophic economic, social and political consequences, whilst others have actually benefited society.

Boom, Bust, Boom

Boom, Bust, Boom
Title Boom, Bust, Boom PDF eBook
Author Bill Carter
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Total Pages 304
Release 2021-08-31
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1439136580

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A sweeping account of civilization's dependence on copper traces the industry's history, culture and economics while exploring such topics as the dangers posed to communities living near mines, its ubiquitous use in electronics and the activities of the London Metal Exchange. By the author of Fools Rush In. 30,000 first printing.

Brazil

Brazil
Title Brazil PDF eBook
Author Mr.Antonio Spilimbergo
Publisher International Monetary Fund
Total Pages 382
Release 2019-03-14
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1484339746

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Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom. Reasons for the historic bust following a boom are manifold. Policy mistakes were an important contributory factor, and included the pursuit of countercyclical policies, introduced to deal with the effects of the global financial crisis, beyond the point where they were helpful. More fundamentally, it reflects longstanding structural weaknesses plaguing the economy, that also help explain Brazil’s uninspiring growth performance over the past four decades.

Boom-bust Cycles and Financial Liberalization

Boom-bust Cycles and Financial Liberalization
Title Boom-bust Cycles and Financial Liberalization PDF eBook
Author Aaron Tornell
Publisher MIT Press
Total Pages 206
Release 2005
Genre Credit
ISBN

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Analysis and evidence of how the factors that give rise to boom-bust cycles in fast-growing developing economies also enhance long-run growth. The volatility that has hit many middle-income countries (MICs) after liberalizing their financial markets has prompted critics to call for new policies to stabilize these boom-bust cycles. But, as Aaron Tornell and Frank Westermann point out in this book, over the last two decades most of the developing countries that have experienced lending booms and busts have also exhibited the fastest growth among MICs. Countries with more stable credit growth, by contrast, have exhibited, on average, lower growth rates. Factors that contribute to financial fragility thus appear, paradoxically, to be a source of long-run growth as well. Tornell and Westermann analyze boom-bust cycles in the developing world and discuss how these cycles are generated by credit market imperfections. They explain why the financial liberalization that allows countries to overcome imperfections impeding rapid growth also generates the financial fragility that leads to greater volatility and occasional crises. The conceptual framework they present illustrates this linkage and allows Tornell and Westermann to address normative questions regarding liberalization policies.The authors also characterize key macroeconomic regularities observed across MICs, showing that credit markets play a key role not only in boom-bust episodes but in the strong "credit channel" observed during tranquil times. A theoretical framework is then presented that explains how credit market imperfections can account for these empirical patterns. Finally, Tornell and Westermann provide microeconomic evidence on the credit market imperfections that drive the results of the theoretical framework, finding that asymmetries between tradables and nontradables are key to understanding the patterns in MIC data.

Crude Volatility

Crude Volatility
Title Crude Volatility PDF eBook
Author Robert McNally
Publisher Columbia University Press
Total Pages 336
Release 2017-01-17
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 0231543689

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As OPEC has loosened its grip over the past ten years, the oil market has been rocked by wild price swings, the likes of which haven't been seen for eight decades. Crafting an engrossing journey from the gushing Pennsylvania oil fields of the 1860s to today's fraught and fractious Middle East, Crude Volatility explains how past periods of stability and volatility in oil prices help us understand the new boom-bust era. Oil's notorious volatility has always been considered a scourge afflicting not only the oil industry but also the broader economy and geopolitical landscape; Robert McNally makes sense of how oil became so central to our world and why it is subject to such extreme price fluctuations. Tracing a history marked by conflict, intrigue, and extreme uncertainty, McNally shows how—even from the oil industry's first years—wild and harmful price volatility prompted industry leaders and officials to undertake extraordinary efforts to stabilize oil prices by controlling production. Herculean market interventions—first, by Rockefeller's Standard Oil, then, by U.S. state regulators in partnership with major international oil companies, and, finally, by OPEC—succeeded to varying degrees in taming the beast. McNally, a veteran oil market and policy expert, explains the consequences of the ebbing of OPEC's power, debunking myths and offering recommendations—including mistakes to avoid—as we confront the unwelcome return of boom and bust oil prices.

The Housing Boom and Bust

The Housing Boom and Bust
Title The Housing Boom and Bust PDF eBook
Author Thomas Sowell
Publisher Basic Books (AZ)
Total Pages 194
Release 2009-05-12
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 0465018807

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Explains how we got into the current economic disaster that developed out of the economics and politics of the housing boom and bust. The "creative" financing of home mortgages and "creative" marketing of financial securities based on these mortgages to countries around the world, are part of the story of how a financial house of cards was built up--and then collapsed.

Boom and Bust

Boom and Bust
Title Boom and Bust PDF eBook
Author Alex J. Pollock
Publisher Government Institutes
Total Pages 108
Release 2010-11-16
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 0844743844

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While the recent economic crisis was a painful period for many Americans, the panic surrounding the downturn was fueled by an incomplete understanding of economic history. Economic hysteria made for riveting journalism and effective political theater, but the politicians and members of the media who declared that America was in the midst of the greatest financial calamity since the Great Depression were as wrong and misguided as the expansionists of the Roosevelt era. In reality the cyclical nature of market economies is as old as the markets themselves. In a free market system, financial downturns inevitably accompany economic prosperity-but the overall trend is upward progress in living standards and national wealth. While it is helpful to understand what caused the recent crisis, the more important questions to consider are 'What makes the 'boom and bust' cycle so predictable?' and 'What are the ethical responsibilities of the citizens of a free market economy?' In Boom and Bust: Financial Cycles and Human Prosperity, Alex J. Pollock argues that while economic downturns can be frightening and difficult, people living in free market economies enjoy greater health, better access to basic necessities, better education, work less arduous jobs, and have more choices and wider horizons than people at any other point in history. This wonderful reality would not exist in the absence of financial cycles. This book explains why.