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Gerald Epstein

Co-Director and Professor of Economics

Gerald Epstein received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, and is Professor of Economics and a founding Co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI). He has published widely on a variety of progressive economic policy issues, especially in the areas of central banking and international finance. His most recent book is Busting the Bankers' Club: Finance for the Rest of Us, forthcoming in January 2024 from the University of California Press. He is also the author of The Political Economy of Central Banking: Contested Control and the Power of Finance (Edward Elgar Press, 2019), and What's Wrong with Modern Money Theory? A Policy Critique (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Epstein is also the editor or co-editor of many books, including The Political Economy of International Finance in an Age of Inequality: Soft Currencies, Hard Landings (Edward Elgar Press, 2018), The Handbook of the Political Economy of Financial Crises (with Martin H. Wolfson, Oxford University Press, 2013), and Financialization and the World Economy (Edward Elgar Press, 2004). He is also a long-time member of the Center for Popular Economics.

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Busting the Bankers' Club: Finance for the Rest of Us

By Gerald Epstein
An eye-opening account of the failures of our financial system, the sources of its staying power, and the path to meaningful economic reform.

January 2024
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