There already exist many books about the financial crisis and Great Recession, but not the one I am most dying to read. Imagine this: a book about the crisis and recession written each chapter written by a different top female macro or financial economist. Here is my dream chapter line-up.
Chapter 1: Signs of Impending Crisis, Janet Yellen
Chapter 2: International Integration, Contagion, and Domestic Vulnerability, Graciela Kaminsky
Chapter 3: Bank Competition and Systemic Stability, Asli Demirguc-Kunt
Chapter 4: Minding Our Money: Financial Literacy and the Crisis, Olivia Mitchell
Chapter 5: Unconventional Monetary Policy in Exceptional Times, Lucrezia Reichlin
Chapter 6: Quantitative Easing and Portfolio Choice, Annette Vissing-Jorgensen
Chapter 7: Evaluating TARP, Loretta Mester
Chapter 8: Public and Private Spending, Valerie Ramey
Chapter 9: Inventories and the Delayed Recovery, Martha Olney
Chapter 10: Beyond Unemployment Rates: The Great Recession and Material Hardship, Janet Currie
Afterword: Policy and the Power of Ideas, Christina Romer
What do you think? Would other people be excited to read this too? What chapters and authors am I missing?