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LUBS5140M
Module Reading List

Global Economic Coordination and Governance, 2018/19, Semester 1
Prof. Gary Dymski
G.Dymski@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Principal Books for LUBS 5140

 Readings are drawn from these books, all available at the Blackwell bookstore. Varoufakis’ book is available online at the University library, which also has multiple copies of Streeck.

 Reading assignments

 Lecture 1: Crisis of hegemony and crisis of global economy: 1920s, 1970s, 2000s

Macro accounting and the global context of bordered economic relations

(WK1: Thursday 4 Oct)

 REQUIRED:

 Lecture 2: Challenges of global coordination, state vs. market

 The End of the Gold Standard and the Great Depression

 (WK2: Thursday 11 Oct)

 REQUIRED:

FURTHER READING:

 Lecture 3: Keynes’ Evolving Plans, Britain’s Challenge

 The Bancor: Keynes’ Plan for Global Prosperity (WK3: Thursday 18 Oct)

 REQUIRED:

 FURTHER READING: 

  • Irving Fisher, “The Debt-Deflation Theory of Great Depressions,” Econometrica. 1, 1933, pp. 337-57.
  • Keynes, John Maynard, “The Means to Prosperity” (March 1933) in “Part VI: Later Essays,” Essays in Persuasion , London: Macmillan, 1931, in The collected writings of John Maynard Keynes. Vol.9, Essays in persuasion , Volume IX, London: Macmillan, 1980, pp. 335-66.
  • Keynes, John Maynard, “The Consequences to the Banks of the Collapse of Money Values” (August 1931), Chap.7 in “Part II: Inflation and Deflation,” Essays in persuasion , London: Macmillan, 1931, in The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes , Volume IX, London: Macmillan, 1980, pp. 150-158.

Lecture 4: The Bretton Woods System and the “Golden Age of Capitalism”

(WK5: Thursday 1 Nov)

Lecture 5: The Breakdown of Bretton Woods: Stagflation and systemic instability

 (WK6: Monday 5 Nov)  

REQUIRED:

 FURTHER READING:

 Lecture 6: The Neoliberal Era: financial crises in Latin American and Asia

 Post-hegemonic hegemony and the ‘Washington consensus’

 (WK7: Monday 12 Nov)

 REQUIRED:

FURTHER READING:

 Lecture 7: The crucible of post-war Europe (WK8: 19 Nov)

Lecture 8: Financial globalization and subprime crisis (WK9: 26 Nov)

 REQUIRED:

 FURTHER READING:

Lecture 9: Eurozone crisis, Brexit, and the crisis of global capitalism 

 (WK10: Thursday 3 Dec)

 REQUIRED:

 FURTHER READING:

 Lecture 10: Democracy and global order after American hegemony

 (WK 11: Monday 10 Dec)

 REQUIRED:

 FURTHER READING:

This list was last updated on 18/11/2018