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Stewards of the Market

How the Federal Reserve Made Sense of the Financial Crisis

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674980785

Publication Date: 03/10/2020


224 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction: Making Sense of a Crisis
  • 1. No Crystal Ball: August 2007
  • 2. Textures of Doubt: September–December 2007
  • 3. A Learning Moment? January 2008
  • 4. Improvising in a Liquidity Crisis: March 2008
  • 5. Contested Frames / Competing Logics: April–August 2008
  • 6. Accounting for a Legitimacy Crisis: September 2008
  • 7. Learning after Lehman: September–December 2008
  • 8. The Pathos and Irony of Technocratic Control
  • Appendix A: Members of the Federal Open Market Committee, August 2007–December 2008
  • Appendix B: A Note on Methods
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Index

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