Manias, Panics, and Crashes A History of Financial Crises

ISBN-10: 0230365353
ISBN-13: 9780230365353
Edition: 6th 2011 (Revised)
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Description: Selected as one of the best investment books of all time by theFinancial Times,Manias, Panics and Crashesputs the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. Here is a vivid and entertaining account of how reckless decisions and a poor  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 8/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Selected as one of the best investment books of all time by theFinancial Times,Manias, Panics and Crashesputs the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. Here is a vivid and entertaining account of how reckless decisions and a poor handling of money have led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering topics such as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book has been hailed as "a true classic . . . both timely and timeless." In this new, updated sixth edition, Kindleberger and Aliber expand upon the ideas presented in the previous edition to bring the history of the financial crisis up-to-date.  It now includes two new chapters that provide an in-depth analysis of the causes, consequences and policy responses to the first global crisis of the 21st century, the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008.  In addition, these new chapters also cover significant crises of the last fifteen years.  The authors offer valuable lessons that will allow the reader to successfully navigate the financial crises of today and ones that lie ahead.

Charles P. Kindleberger is Ford International Professor of Economics Emeritus, MIT and Visiting Professor, Brandeis University.

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Foreword
Financial Crisis: a Hardy Perennial
The Anatomy of a Typical Crisis
Speculative Manias
Fueling the Flames: the Expansion of Credit
The Critical Stage - When the Bubble Is About To Pop
Euphoria and Paper Wealth
Bernie Madoff: Frauds, Swindles, and the Credit Cycle
International Contagion 1618-1930
Bubble Contagion: Mexico City to Tokyo to Bangkok to New York, London and Reykjavik
Policy Responses: Benign Neglect, Exhortation, and Bank Holidays
The Domestic Lender of Last Resort
The International Lender of Last Resort
The Lehman Panic - An Avoidable Crash
The Lessons of History
Epilogue 2010-2020
Appendix
Notes
Index

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