Since there is no Graduate European Economic History course this year, and since Trevon Logan wants one, we will be meeting at Nefeli Mondays, 11-12, to do such a reading course. All are welcome...
February 11: The First World Economy: Barry Eichengreen and Marc Flandreau, eds., The Gold Standard in Theory and History; Kevin O'Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson, Globalization and History; Barry Eichengreen, Globalizing Capital, pp. 1-92
February 25: Financial Crises: John Kenneth Galbraith, The Great Crash; Aurel Schubert, The Credit-Anstalt Crisis; Barry Eichengreen, Toward a New International Financial Architecture: A Practical Post-Asia Agenda
March 11: Reconstructing Post-WWII Europe: Barry Eichengreen and Marc Uzan, "The Marshall Plan"; Peter Hall, ed., The Political Power of Economic Ideas, J. Bradford DeLong and Barry Eichengreen, "The Marshall Plan: History's Most Successful Structural Adjustment Program"; Alan Milward, The Reconstruction of Western Europe pp. 56-89, 462-502; Barry Eichengreen, Globalizing Capital, pp. 93-135.
March 25: The Inflation of the 1970s: J. Bradford DeLong, "America's Peacetime Inflation"; Michael Bordo and Anna Schwartz, "Monetary Policy Regimes and Economic Performance"; Clarida and Gertler, "How the Bundesbank Conducts Monetary Policy"; Eichengreen, Globalizing Capital, pp. 136-192; Romer and Romer, ????; Orphanides, ????
April 8: "Transition from Communism" in Central Europe: Hans-Werner Sinn, "Germany's Economic Unification"; Richard Ericson, "The Classical Soviet-Type Economy"; Wolfgang Keller, "From Socialist Showplace to Mezzogiorno?"; Jennifer Hunt, "Why Do People Still Live in East Germany?"; Simon Johnson and Andrei Shleifer, "Coase vs. the Coasians"
April 22: TBA (possibly The Age of Central Bankers): Christina Romer and David Romer, eds., Reducing Inflation: Motivation and Strategy; Paul Volcker and Toyoo Gyohten, Changing Fortunes; Herbert Stein, Presidential Economics