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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (724 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nouriel Roubini, Stephen Mihm Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This myth-shattering book reveals the methods Nouriel Roubini used to foretell the current crisis before other economists saw it coming and shows how those methods can help us make sense of the present and prepare for the future.

Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini electrified his profession and the larger financial community by predicting the current crisis well in advance of anyone else. Unlike most in his profession, who treat economic disasters as freakish once-in-a-lifetime events without clear cause, Roubini, after decades of careful research around the world, realized that they were both probable and predictable. Armed with a blend of historical analysis and global economics, Roubini has forced politicians, policy makers, investors, and market watchers to face a long-neglected truth: financial systems are inherently fragile and prone to collapse.

Drawing on the parallels from many countries and centuries, Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm, a professor of economic history and a New York Times Magazine writer, show that financial cataclysms are as old and as ubiquitous as capitalism itself. All of these crises have much in common with the current downturn. Bringing lessons of earlier episodes to bear on our present predicament, Roubini and Mihm show how we can recognize and grapple with the inherent instability of the global financial system and plan for our immediate future. Perhaps most important, the authors—considering theories, statistics, and mathematical models with the skepticism that recent history warrants—explain how the world’s economy can get out of the mess we’re in, and stay out. In Roubini’s shadow, economists and investors are increasingly realizing that they can no longer afford to consider crises the black swans of financial history.

A vital and timeless book, Crisis Economics proves calamities to be not only predictable but also preventable and, with the right medicine, curable.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandro | 2/11/2014

    " [start date: 17 Jan 2011] Nice book. Roubini describes the crisis using references to old time economists and many other previous crisis. Excellent to see how the same problem just happens again and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Harji | 2/3/2014

    " Dr Doom's prediction of the financial crisis "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bimus | 2/1/2014

    " Had some of the better explanations about the brands of economic viewpoints and the methods of financial technology. This would be a good book for beginners dealing with modern economic history. Has a better than average explanation of the financial crisis of 2007-09 and the causes. Some conclusions are not firmly tied down to particular events. Otherwise good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lucas | 1/25/2014

    " This is much more detailed and contains many more suggestions for reform than 'Trillion Dollar Meltdown', 'Depression Economics', or the Soros book, but it was published at a later date that gives it the benefit of additional hindsight. It's also possible through reading many of these books the financial concepts and jargon is starting to stick, and I can now better appreciate the details. "

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