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Hubris

Hubris

(2015)
Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One
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A frank assessment of economists' blindness before the financial crash in 2007 - 2008 and what must be done to avert a sequel

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.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One
Author(s): Meghnad Desai
ISBN: 0-300-21354-9 / 978-0-300-21354-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One
Author(s): Meghnad Desai
ISBN: 0-300-21949-0 / 978-0-300-21949-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2015 : Paperback
Title: Hubris : Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One
Author(s): MEGHNAD DESAI
ISBN: 9351774031 / 978-9351774037
Publisher: Prakash
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One
Author(s): Meghnad Desai
Publisher: Yale University Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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