Lectures by Ben Bernanke

by on February 20, 2013 at 12:14 pm in Books, Current Affairs, Economics | Permalink

That is the subtitle, the title is The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis, consisting of the lectures BB delivered at George Washington University.

File under “Arrived in My Pile.”

1 Ray Lopez February 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I don’t envy you, as having to slog through probable self-serving pablum such as that work, for professional reasons, must be tedious. I’m going through a very enjoyable history of US debt by John Steele Gordon called “Hamilton’s Blessing”, which you can get as an EPUB book ‘free’ at the usual sources. If I could I would send money to the author (who is a historian of the USA); it’s that good.

2 Claudia February 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm

As an alternate to reading…here are the videos of Chairman Bernanke’s lectures plus the rest of the lectures in the course: http://business.gwu.edu/fed/videos.cfm I watched part of the first lecture when it was recorded, the Q&A are priceless and I would rate the lectures highly for the intended audience (which is not TC).

As an aside, I thought the reference to BB in the post was funny. By convention, the most informal I am allowed is “Chairman” used like a first name. Of course, such conventions often vary a lot by the context…I would probably raise eyebrows here if I made reference to General Director Cowen. Thankfully none of that really matters…it’s the ideas.

3 Ray Lopez February 21, 2013 at 3:05 am

They don’t use non-sexist language in government yet? US is still 50 years in the past I see. Nowadays the private sector refers to the ‘chair’ does it not? It’s largely b.s. of course, a triumph of form over substance–the substance being in the USA and elsewhere women rarely get access to formal power. Thanks for the link, but I see a typo “Lecture 1: Origins and Mission of the Fereral [sic] Reserve”. Feral Reserve–sick, so apt!

4 Silas Barta February 20, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Oh yeah, yeah, it just *happened* to arrive, nothing like a FREE GIFT or anything from a publisher that you’re supposed to disclose before you pretend to have read it…

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