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Books by GIC Members & Friends

The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) boasts leaders in finance, monetary policy, business, health care and much more among its membership. GIC is privileged to have access to rich array of experience and knowledge and is proud to showcase the outstanding efforts of its membership.

Below, visitors will find a listing of some of the books—but by no means all—published by GIC members and friends. If you are a GIC member and would like to have your publication listed, please email [email protected]

  • Ford Men: From Inspiration to Enterprise

    R. Christopher Whalen

    What is more important in business: strategy or luck? Ford Men answers this question by telling the story of Ford Motor Company, one of the most successful American businesses made up of one of America's most enduring business families.

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  • Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions

    Erin Arvedlund

    In the midst of the financial crisis of 2008, rumors swirled that a sinister scandal was brewing deep in the heart of London. Some suspected that behind closed doors, a group of chummy young bankers had been cheating the system through interest rate machinations. But with most eyes focused on the crisis rippling through Wall Street and the rest of the world, the story remained an “open secret” among competitors.

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  • Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy

    Merritt Terry Cooke

    Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy (Wilson Center Publication) provides a governmental and private-sector overview of the complex dynamics of competition and cooperation behind U.S. and Chinese national efforts to develop their solar, wind, and other alternative energy industries.

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  • The Defense Industrial Base: Strategies for a Changing World

    Nayantara Hensel

    The US and international defense industrial sectors have faced many challenges over the last twenty years, including cycles of growth and shrinkage in defense budgets, shifts in strategic defense priorities, and macroeconomic volatility. In the current environment, the defense sector faces a combination of these challenges and must struggle with the need to maintain critical aspects of the defense industrial base as defense priorities change and as defense budgets reduce or plateau.

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  • Adventures in Muniland: A Guide to Municipal Bond Investing in the Post-Crisis Era

    Michael Comes, John Mousseau and David Kotok

    With a perspective that only decades of experience can bring, Adventures in Muniland captures the municipal bond market's transformation from stodgy to dynamic.

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  • The Next Money Crash and How to Avoid It

    Uli Kortsch

    It is now more than six years since the beginning of the Great Recession and over one year since the Annual Monetary and Trade Conference, sponsored by the Global Interdependence Center and Drexel LeBow.

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  • Signals: The Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics

    Pippa Malmgren

    Economic signals are everywhere, from fashion magazine covers to grocery stores to military events. Malmgren empowers the public by revealing the story of the world economy in plain English. Central banks are trying hard to create inflation but say there is little chance it will happen, yet many feel their cost of living is already rising, especially in emerging markets.

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  • The Next Economic Disaster: Why It’s Coming and How to Avoid It

    Richard Vague

    Current debates about economic crises typically focus on the role that public debt and debt-fueled public spending play in economic growth.

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  • Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World’s Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again

    Peter Wallison

    The 2008 financial crisis—like the Great Depression—was a world-historical event. What caused it will be debated for years, if not generations. The conventional narrative is that the financial crisis was caused by Wall Street greed and insufficient regulation of the financial system.

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