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The Encyclopedia of Money

Larry Allen


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The original edition of The Encyclopedia of Money won widespread acclaim for explaining the function--and dysfunction--of the financial system in a language any reader could understand. Now a decade later, with a more globally integrated, market-oriented world, and with consumers trying to make sense of subprime mortgages, credit default swaps, and bank stress tests, the Encyclopedia returns in an expanded new edition.

From the development of metal and paper currency to the ongoing global economic crisis, the rigorously updated The Encyclopedia of Money, Second Edition is the most authoritative, comprehensive resource on the fundamentals of money and finance available. Its 350 alphabetically organized entries--85 completely new to this edition--help readers make sense of a wide range of events, policies, and regulations by explaining their historical, political, and theoretical contexts. The new edition focuses most intently on the last two decades, highlighting the connections between the onrush of globalization, the surging stock market, and various monetary and fiscal crises of the 1990s, as well as developments, scandals, and pocketbook issues making headlines today.

ABC-CLIO, 9781598842517, 520pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2009

About the Author

Larry Allen is professor of economics in the Department of Economics at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.