Consequences of Economic Downturn

Beyond the Usual Economics

  • Martha A. Starr

Part of the Perspectives from Social Economics book series (PSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Beyond the Usual Economics

    1. Martha A. Starr
      Pages 1-21
  3. Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Economic Policy

  4. Distributional Effects of the Downturn

  5. Social Economy and the Economic Downturn: Communities, Needs, and Capabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Martha A. Starr
      Pages 189-214
    3. Bruce Pietrykowski
      Pages 215-237
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-270

About this book


The 2007-09 financial crisis and economic downturn inflicted considerable hardship on the U.S. population. This book argues that the financial crisis and ensuing recession reflected not just a malfunctioning of the financial system - but also inequalities and insecurities in access to livelihoods that favor well-off groups and leave ordinary people shouldering undue burdens of downside risk. This book, a collection of original papers by leading social economists and scholars in related fields, examines social, distributional, and ethical dimensions of the downturn. It should be of broad interest to the social-science and economic-policy communities.


care economic policy economics financial crisis Import inequality labor market labor markets social economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Martha A. Starr
    • 1
  1. 1.American UniversityUSA

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