Guide to U.S. Economic Policy

Editors: Wright, Robert E. and Zeiler, Thomas W.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: CQ Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $231.00
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ISBN: 978-1-45-227077-7
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 132
Book Status: Available
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Guide to U.S. Economic Policy shows students and researchers how issues and actions are translated into public policies for resolving economic problems (like the Great Recession) or managing economic conflict (like the left-right ideological split over the role of government regulation in markets).

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Introduction: The Uneven Path of Economic Policymaking
  • Early U.S. Economic Policy: Jefferson Versus Hamilton (1790s–1816)
  • The Unrestrained Business Cycle: Boom and Bust (1815–1900)
  • Government Intervention: Trust-Busting to the Federal Reserve System (1900–1929)
  • The Great Depression and its Aftermath (1929–1950s)
  • The U.S. Economy Since World War II: Unprecedented Growth, Inflation, and Stagflation (1945–2007)
  • The Great Recession: Unprecedented Economic Challenges (2007–Present)
  • Government and Economic Public Policy (1950s–Today)
  • Economic Policy and the President, the Cabinet, and the Executive Branch (1950s–Present)
  • How Congress Has Shaped Economic Policy in the Postwar Period
  • The Final Word? The Supreme Court and Economic Policy in Postwar America
  • Federalism: Conflicts Among Local, State, and Federal Objectives (1950s–Present)
  • How U.S. Economic Policymaking Works: Relationships, Connections, and Overlaps (1950s–Present)
  • Lobbyists and the Media: Impact on Economic Policy (1970s–Present)
  • Banking, Investing, the Creation of Wealth, and Economic Growth (1970s–Present)
  • The Role of the Federal Reserve System in Today's Economy (1970s–Present)
  • Tax Policy in the United States (1960–Present)
  • Contemporary Economic Issues: Goals, Objectives, and Solutions (1980s–Today)
  • The U.S. Trade Deficit and International Trade (1980s–Present)
  • Trade, Finance, and Globalization (1980s–Present)
  • The Economic Impact of Federal Education Policy (2000–Present)
  • Economic Public Policy, the Energy Crisis, and Natural Resources (2000s–Present)
  • Economic Public Policy, Innovation, and New Technologies (2000s–Present)
  • The Political Economy of the Great Recession: Global Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Governance (2000s–Present)
  • Contemporary Economic Policy Challenges (2000s–Today)
  • Economic Classes: The Poor, the Shrinking Middle Class, and The Wealthy (2000s–Present)
  • The Federal Government Budget and Public Policy (2000s–Present)
  • The Fiscal and Economic Impact of Immigration: The Current Debate
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Economic Policy (2000s–Present)
  • Economic Public Policy: An Ethical Perspective (2000s–Present)
  • Cost-Benefit Analyses of Economic Policies (2000s–Present)
  • U.S. Response to Global Economic Challenges (1990s–Today)
  • The United States and International Economic Organizations (1990s–Present)
  • Sustainable Development and Emerging Economies (2000–Present)
  • The Environment and the Economy (2000–Present)
  • Appendix A: A Chronology of Economic Policy Events
  • Appendix B: Key Federal Agencies Charged with Economic Policy Decisions
  • Appendix C: Bibliography