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Author Desai, Meghnad, author.

Title Hubris : why economists failed to predict the crisis and how to avoid the next one / Meghnad Desai.

Publication Info. New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  330.01 D45    Check Shelf
Description xii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-272) and index.
Contents Unraveling the threads -- The building blocks -- Cycles for the curious -- New tools for a new profession -- Causing a stir -- Declining fortunes -- The new globalization -- The search for an answer.
Summary The failure of economists to anticipate the global financial crisis and mitigate the impact of the ensuing recession has spurred a public outcry. Economists are under fire, but questions concerning exactly how to redeem the discipline remain unanswered. In this provocative book, renowned economist Meghnad Desai investigates the evolution of economics and maps its trajectory against the occurrence of major political events to provide a definitive answer. Desai underscores the contribution of hubris to economists' calamitous lack of foresight, and he makes a persuasive case for the profession to re-engage with the history of economic thought. He dismisses the notion that one over-arching paradigm can resolve all economic eventualities while urging that an array of already-available theories and approaches be considered anew for the insights they may provide toward preventing future economic catastrophes. With an accessible style and keen common sense, Desai offers a fresh perspective on some of the most important economic issues of our time.
Subject Economic forecasting.
Financial crises.
Economic history.
Economics -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9780300213546
Standard No. 9780300213546
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