General Works on Debt, Budgeting, and Taxation
Jimmy Carter Administration
Ronald Reagan Administration
George H.W. Bush Administration
Bill Clinton Administration
The U.S. Congress and the Congressional Budget Office
Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve System
International Dimensions of Debt and Globalization

General Works on Debt, Budgeting, and Taxation:

Bonner, William and Addison Wiggin. The New Empire of Debt: The Rise and Fall of an Epic Financial Bubble. Second edition. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

Brady, David and Craig Volden. Revolving Gridlock: Politics and Policy from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2006.

Brownlee, W. Elliot, ed. Funding the Modern American State: 1941-1995. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996

Christensen, Jane, ed. The National Debt: A Primer. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2004.

Galbraith, John Kenneth. Economics and the Public Purpose. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973.

Gordon, John Steele. Hamilton's Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt. New York: Walker and Company, 1997.

Macdonald, James. A Free Nation Deep in Debt: Financial Roots of Democracy. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2003.

Minarik, Joseph. Making America's Budget Policy: From the 1980s to the 1990s. Armonk: New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 1990.

Morgan, Iwan. The Age of Deficits: Presidents and Unbalanced Budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2009.

Polanyi, Karl. The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time. Boston: Beacon Press, 2001.

Reinhart, Carmen. This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Reischauer, Robert. Reducing the Deficit: Past Efforts and Future Challenges. Bryn Mawr, PA: The American College, 1996.

Savage, James. Balanced Budgets and American Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988.

Shultz, George and Kenneth Dam. Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines, Second Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Verbon, H. and F. Van Winden, eds. The Political Economy of Government Debt. New York: North Holland, 1991.

Weir, Margaret, ed. The Social Divide: Political Parties and the Future of Activist Government. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1998.

Wildavsky, Aaron and Michael Boskin, eds. The Federal Budget: Economics and Politics. San Francisco: Institute for Contemporary Studies, 1982.

Zelizer, Julian. Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945-1975. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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Jimmy Carter Administration:

Biven, Carl. Jimmy Carter's Economy: Policy in an Age of Limits. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Blinder, Alan. Economic Policy and the Great Stagflation. New York: Academic Press, 1979.

Carter, Jimmy. Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.

Carter, Jimmy. The White House Diary. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.

Zelizer, Julian. Jimmy Carter: The American Presidents Series: The 39th President, 1977-1981. New York: Times Books, 2010.

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Ronald Reagan Administration:

Boskin, Michael. Reagan and the Economy: The Successes, Failures, and Unfinished Agenda. San Francisco: ICS Press, 1989.

Cannon, Lou. President Reagan: The Role of Lifetime. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

Reeves, Richard. President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Sloan, John. The Reagan Effect: Economics and Presidential Leadership. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1999.

Stockman, David. The Triumph of Politics: How the Reagan Revolution Failed. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.

White, Joseph and Aaron Wildavsky. The Deficit and the Public Interest: The Search for Responsible Budgeting in the 1980s. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

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George H.W. Bush Administration:

Bush, George and Brent Scowcroft. A World Transformed. New York: Knopf, 1998.

Duffy, Michael. Marching in Place: The Status Quo Presidency of George Bush. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Mervin, David. George Bush and the Guardianship Presidency. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.

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Bill Clinton Administration:

Branch, Taylor. The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009.

Clinton, Bill. My Life. New York: Knopf, 2004.

Frankel, Jeffrey and Peter Orszag, eds. American Economic Policy in the 1990s. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.

Gillon, Steven. The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry that Defined a Generation. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Rubin, Robert and Jacob Weisberg. In An Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington. New York: Random House, 2003.

Stiglitz, Joseph. The Roaring Nineties: A New History of the World's Most Prosperous Decade. New York: W.W. Norton, 2003.

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The U.S. Congress and the Congressional Budget Office:

Joyce, Philip. The Congressional Budget Office: Honest Numbers, Power, and Policymaking. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2011.

Penner, Rudolph and Alan Abramson. Broken Purse Strings: Congressional Budgeting 1974 to 1988. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute Press, 1988.

Zelizer, Julian. On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and Its Consequences, 1948-2000. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

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Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve System:

Auerbach, Robert. Deception and Abuse at the Fed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008.

Beckner, Stephen. Back from the Brink: The Greenspan Years. New York: Wiley, 1996.

Galbraith, James. Unbearable Cost: Bush, Greenspan, and the Economics of Empire. New York: Palgrave, 2006.

Goodfriend, Marvin. The Incredible Volcker Deflation. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2005.

Greenspan, Alan. The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World. New York: The Penguin Press, 2007.

Woodward, Bob. Maestro: Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

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International Dimensions of Debt and Globalization:

Cline, William. The United States as a Debtor Nation. Washington, DC: Institute for International Economics, 2005.

Weeks, John, ed. Debt Disaster? Banks, Governments, and Multilaterals Confront the Crisis. New York: New York University Press, 1989.

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