Information Technology and the Future of Society
J. Bradford DeLong (2002), "Review of Robert Skidelsky (2000), John Maynard Keynes, volume 3, Fighting for Britain"

European Economic History Reading Course

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...

Proposed Schedule:

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