September 15, 2008 was one of the most important days in American financial market history. Lehman Brothers, one of the oldest and most respected investment banks on Wall Street, filed for bankruptcy, sending a shock through the financial system to a degree not seen since the Great Depression. Massive layoffs from businesses and defaults by households ensued. Several years and trillions of dollars of money supplied by the Federal Reserve later, most Americans still feel as if the economic recovery has never commenced. So today, five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, what is the state of the U.S. economy? Stock markets have risen to all-time highs, yet employment is still well below pre-crisis levels, and most Americans still feel as if the economy is still in recession. So why have stock markets and general economic consensus decoupled? Jonathan H. Todd combs through economic data and financial research to try to parse out exactly why the disconnect between the job and investment markets exists, and where the economy should head from here. Things may seem dire to most Americans today, with a huge pool the unemployed, a massive debt accumulated by the U.S. government, and as uncertain a global economic outlook as ever. The Financial Crisis resulted in a devastating and lasting impact from coast to coast, spawning mass mortgage defaults, and draining the savings assets and 401k accounts of many ordinary Americans. Taking a 40,000 foot view of the economy, the case for optimism and the case for pessimism are laid out, in an attempt to understand how the American economy is likely to perform after five years of poor growth. While there are still many reasons to be worried about the future of our country, there are many reasons to be optimistic as well. The equity markets have recovered, but the real economy - where Americans work, spend, and live - may feel that same strong growth in the near future.
This innovative book analyses the role played by real estate markets in global financial stability and examines the fragile link between the two. Through what transmission channels do housing market cycles influence broader economic systems? How has the Global Financial Crisis shifted our view and understanding of these linkages? This detailed book answers these questions in an international comparative perspective. Specific topics covered include macroeconomic transmission channels of the housing cycle, the role of housing in the finance system, construction financing as a cycle amplifier, and various related public policy issues such as the policy remedies needed to deal with housing and mortgage-driven crises. Eminent scholars in the field provide insightful and original contributions, which will appeal to academics in the areas of macroeconomics, policy analysis and financial regulation. Practitioners involved in real estate and the mortgage market will also find it to be of interest.
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The difference between a drama and a crisis is down to good management - or more specifically, good communication. How you communicate with everyone: shareholders, other business partners, employees, the press, and so on, in the hours and days following a potential business crisis is critical. Get it right and the crisis may even strengthen your corporate reputation. Get it wrong and you can imagine the consequences for yourself. Managing Communications in a Crisis details how crisis situations can be identified and dealt with, ensuring the risk to the organisation's financial well-being and reputation is minimised. The book deals with all aspects of communication management in a crisis. Part I considers definitions of a crisis and the theory behind dealing with crisis communications, both externally and internally. Part II explores the practicalities of crisis management communications, the identification of audiences and how each should be dealt with and by whom. The third part of the book contains valuable checklists and succinct supporting information for the key aspects and roles of the communication process. The combination of these three approaches will help you to develop your own crisis strategy, tailor-made for your organization. The text is supported by a wide range of case histories. Some of these you will recognise and others, perhaps through good management, never entered your radar. The authors are highly experienced advisors to companies of all sizes in the demands of crisis management communications. Their company, The Aziz Corporation, is the UK's leading executive communications consultancy, specialising in presentation skills, media handling and crisis management.