Henri Lepage, Patrick Wajsman

Twenty Economists Confront the Crisis Publication date : April 1, 1999

One of the highest accolades ever given to Politique Internationale - the French equivalent of the US magazine Foreign Affairs - was expressed by a newscaster on CBS News who said: "The job of CBS News is to explain geopolitics to the American public. Politique Internationale explains geopolitics to CBS News." The writers published by Politique Internationale include diplomats, politicians, economists and military leaders from all over the world, as well as many renowned experts in their fields. This book is a collection of some of the most remarkable articles and interviews on the present economic crisis that have appeared in Politique Internationale, and also includes some new, previously unpublished material.Les Penseurs de l’Économie addresses the following questions - among many others - and the answers are provided by some of the most respected economists on both sides of the Atlantic: Will the Euro defeat the U.S. dollar? Has the U.S. discovered the secret of never-ending economic growth? Are Europeans doomed to unemployment? Should all central banks be destroyed? Have sovereign national currencies become anachronistic? Are the effects of globalisation good or bad? Will the crisis spell the end of the international free-market economy? Should the flow of capital be controlled? Will the IMF survive? Following the Asian crisis, should a new crisis be expected in Latin America? Will Japanese deflation spread to the rest of the world? Will China, in turn, succumb? Will Russia ever resolve its dire economic situation? Should we be afraid the twenty-first century?Les Penseurs de l’Économie offers a gold mine of information on everything you ever wanted to know and understand about the international economic crisis. Patrick Wajsman has directed Politique Internationale since its creation twenty years ago. He teaches international relations and is a regular contributor to the French newspaper Le Figaro. Henri Lepage is an economist and associate professor at the University.With articles by: Maurice Allais, Gary Becker, James Buchanan, Michel Camdessus, Daniel Cohen, James Dorn, Wim Duisenberg, Martin Feldstein, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Milton Friedman, Steve Hanke, Paul Krugman, Arthur Laffer, Jeffrey Sachs, Armatya Sen, Yves-Thibault de Silguy, Lester Thurow, Hans Titmayer, James Tobin, and Jean-Claude Trichet.