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Hardcover | Out of Print | 294 pp. | 5.8 x 8.9 in | December 1989 | ISBN: 9780262050418
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The International Debt Crisis in Historical Perspective

About the Author

Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Capital Flows and Crises (MIT Press, 2002) and other books.

About the Editor

Peter H. Lindert is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis.


“Eichengreen and Lindert have assembled a fine group of scholars who think clearly and write lucidly. Their book conveys a lesson and a warning. Lenders and borrowers behave predictably in ways that produce periodic debt crises remarkably similar in origin and outcome. New names have been given to old ways of muddling through but not much else was new in the 1980s. Readers of this history are not likely to repeat it. But that will happen later after it has been forgotten.”
Peter B. Kenen, Princeton University