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Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines / Edition 2

Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines / Edition 2

by George P. Shultz, Kenneth W. DamGeorge P. Shultz


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Drawing from their experience as government insiders, George P. Shultz and Kenneth W. Dam show how economic policy is shaped at the highest levels of government. They reveal the interconnections between economic, social, and international policy, covering issues such as the advocacy system and the role of the individual in shaping policy. A new chapter, 'A Changed World,' explores the various influences of our increasingly global economy on economic strategy. With rare candor, authority and breadth of vision, Shultz and Dam have produced a brilliant introduction to economic policy, its principles, and practice.

"A model of brevity and lucidity . . . [Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines] incorporates a unique and rewarding blend of economic reasoning with a high level of political awareness . . . enriched by the wide personal experience in government of the authors."—Albert T. Sommers, Across the Board

"[Shultz and Dam] help foreign readers to understand why the world looks so different from Washington. . . . This book should provide the model."—The Economist

"A wise and valuable book showing great insight into the realities of economic policy making."—Henry A. Kissinger

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226755991
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/28/1998
Edition description: 1
Pages: 249
Sales rank: 447,382
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kenneth W. Dam is the deputy secretary of the treasury and the Max Pam Professor of American and Foreign Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He served as executive director of the US Council on Economic Policy in the Nixon administration and as deputy secretary of state in the Reagan administration. He is author or coauthor of six books, including Economic Policy beyond the Headlines, 2nd ed. (1998, with George P. Shultz) and The Rules of the Game (1982), both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1. Themes
Inflation and Unemployment
2. The Myth of Budget Tuning
3. Tax Policy and the Taxpayer
4. The Life Cycle of Wage and Price Controls
5. Income Security: The Vital Trade-on
International Economic Policy
6. International Monetary Policy
7. International Trade Policy: New Dimensions to Old Problems
Organizing and Reorganizations
8. Organizations and Reorganizations
9. Energy and the Marketplace
10. Tools for a Constructive Economic Policy
11. A Changed World
Reader's Guide
Notes on Sources
About the Authors

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