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Saturday, 2 July 2011

Crisis: Causes, prospects and alternatives

The new issue of the International Journal of Labour Research entitled "Crisis: Causes, prospects and alternatives" is available on line at: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_dialogue/---actrav/documents/publication/wcms_158927.pdf

The issue takes a critical look at policies that led to the 2007-08  crisis as well as considers alternatives to orthodox policies both North and South. It features articles by Robert Wade, Eckhard Hein, and Iyanatul Islam on macroeconomic matters.

It also takes a closer look at the crisis in Europe (Trevor Evans), and contains a useful comparison of the responses to the crisis in Brazil and Mexico (Salas and Santos). Finally, Hansjörg Herr provides a "primer" on the reforms needed for the financial sector.