Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery


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Praise for Lost Decades



Review by Michael Klein in  Journal of International Economics .

Jon Rosen, "Lost Decades explains what damaged the U.S. economy," USA Today, October 31, 2011.

Review in Publisher's Weekly.

A. Axelrod, "Read it and weep," Chase Alumni Association.

"Five Stars!" Bookviews by Alan Caruba.

"Borrowing our Way Into Debt," Financial Review of Books, September 26, 2011.

Review in SeekingAlpha

Review in Economistmom.com

"DeBord Report Awards: One of the top three business books of 2011."


Related work:

Menzie Chinn, "Lost Decades: Two Years Later," on Econbrowser

(with Menzie Chinn) “Better Living Through Inflation,” Milken Institute Review  Third Quarter 2012.

"Preventing Another Lost Decade," blogpost at EUROPP - European Politics and Policy, London School of Economics July 3, 2012.

(with Menzie Chinn),  ” la_follette_report_sp12.pdf ,"  La Follette Policy Report 21, No. 2 (Spring 2012).

(with Menzie Chinn), “How to Save the Global Economy: Whip Up Inflation. Now.Foreign Policy January 2012.

Menzie Chinn on Econbrowser

Jeffry Frieden, "Europe's Lehman Moment," Reuters Sept. 16, 2011.

(with Menzie Chinn), "The Downgrading of a Debtor Nation," New York Times August 9, 2011.


Media Appearances and webcasts:

"Lost Decades: The Making of the Global Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery," Bernard Schwartz Lecture at the School of Advanced International Studies, September 6, 2012.

The Great Recession and Its Aftermath: A Global Overview," talk at UCLA, May 22, 2012.

Menzie Chinn on Wisconsin Eye Television, January 4, 2012 (Speech to Rotary Club of Madison, Wisconsin).

"Interview on The Current Moment," December 13, 2011.

"The Exchange, with Laura Knoy" on New Hamphire Public Radio, December 7, 2011.

Jeff Frieden on Smart People Podcast, November 2011.

Lost Decades: IMF Book Forum Webcast, October 14, 2011.

"The American Debt Crisis and the Global Economy," All School Lecture at the Groton School, October 10, 2011.

Jeff Frieden on The John Batchelor Show, October 8, 2011.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Menzie Chinn and Jeffry Frieden, Lost Decades.

Menzie Chinn on Conversations with Charlie Dyer, KNEWs.

Menzie Chinn on Joy Cardin show, on Wisconsin Public Radio, September 19, 2011.

Book launch and discussion, Bruegel, Brussels, September 6, 2011.

Menzie Chinn on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg On the Economy” hosted by Michael McKee and Sara Eisen, August 23, 2011.

Menzie Chinn on WHYY's "Radio Times," hosted by Marty Moss Coane, August 12, 2011.


Various links:

Article in Harvard Magazine, November-December 2011.

Press Release

Table of Contents and Preface for Lost Decades

University of Wisconsin-Madison  news release, September 19, 2011.

Article in University of Wisconsin Badger Herald