A Year Inside the Beltway: Making Economic Policy in by Sue Headlee

By Sue Headlee

American household and overseas financial policymaking is a occasionally bewildering mix of financial services and political pursuits. Headlee elucidates the pivotal debates of the 2000-2001 monetary policymaking cycle by means of strolling readers in the course of the significant associations and introducing the main actors concerned. a piece on family coverage starts off with a bankruptcy at the kingdom of the U.S. economic climate, through chapters on making financial coverage, financial coverage, and exertions coverage. each one of those chapters on making coverage is illustrated via case stories on Social safety reform, the Federal Reserve as monetary concern supervisor, and ladies and the economic climate. The foreign coverage part begins with a bankruptcy at the nation of the worldwide economic climate, by way of chapters on making exchange coverage, foreign financial and monetary coverage on the U.S. Treasury, reforming the IMF, and the commercial improvement of China. an invaluable advent to the fine details of beltway policymaking for college students of economics, politics, and policymaking.

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