A video on the global trend toward Austerity budgets featuring Mark Blyth, the author of Austerity: The history of a dangerous idea (amazon.com/Austerity-The-History-Dangerous-Idea/dp/019982830X)

Directed by Joe Posner.

Produced by
Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies (watsoninstitute.org) in association with the Global Conversation (globalconversation.org) and Global Media Project (globalmediaproject.net).

Mark Blyth is a professor of International Political Economy at Brown University and is writing "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea," forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2011.

Citations & More Information:

2 Trillion Dollar Hole

5-50% of GDP

Wage Stagnation

More on balance sheets and recessions


Featuring Professor Mark Blyth
Directed by Joe Posner
Photography by Ian McAlpin
Co-Producer: Lindsay Richardson
Asst Camera: Phil Gara
Asst Animator: Emily Roberts
Music: Joe Posner

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