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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Finance

"Underneath the hilarious anecdotes, the elegant epigrams, and the graceful turns of phrase, Kindleberger is deadly serious. The manner in which human beings earn their livings is no laughing matter to him, especially when they attempt to do so at the expense of one another. As he so effectively demonstrates, manias, panics, and crashes are the consequence of an economic environment that cultivates cupidity, chicanery, and rapaciousness rather than a devout belief in the Golden Rule."

—from the Foreword to the Fourth Edition by Peter L. Bernstein,

author of Against the Gods and The Power of Gold

Praise for previous editions of Manias, Panics, and Crashes

"Classic...Manias, Panics, and Crashes is a durable guide to meditation: wise, witty, and practical. It is a template against which to measure the latest financial crisis—whatever and whenever that happens to be."

—David Warsh, The Boston Globe

"Definitive."

—Floyd Norris, The New York Times

"[Manias, Panics, and Crashes] is a scholarly account of the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries."

—Richard Lambert, Financial Times

"What long has been the best history of financial pathologies is now even better. The reader who absorbs Kindleberger's lessons will be prepared to foresee and navigate the financial crises that surely lie ahead. Like a true classic, Manias, Panics, and Crashes is both timely and timeless."

—Richard Sylla, Kaufman Professor of Financial History

Stern School of Business, New York University

Book News Annotation:

The classic penned by Kindleberger, an economist and financial historian who died in 2003, receives a burnishing from Aliber, who has taught at the U. of Chicago since 1965. Their scholarly analysis describes how mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries. The latest edition adds two chapters on the real estate price bubble that occurred in Norway, Sweden and Finland at the end of the 1980s, and the three asset price bubbles that occurred between 1985 and 2000 in Japan and other Asian countries. The dot-com boom and bust also get their due.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

The classic penned by Kindleberger, an economist and financial historian who died in 2003, receives a burnishing from Aliber, who has taught at the U. of Chicago since 1965. Their scholarly analysis describes how mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries. The latest edition adds two chapters on the real estate price bubble that occurred in Norway, Sweden and Finland at the end of the 1980s, and the three asset price bubbles that occurred between 1985 and 2000 in Japan and other Asian countries. The dot-com boom and bust also get their due. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Manias, Panics, and Crashes, Fifth Edition is an engaging and entertaining account of the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering such topics as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. The updated fifth edition expands upon each chapter, and includes two new chapters focusing on significant financial crises of the last fifteen years.

Synopsis:

Selected as one of the ten best investment books of all time by the "Financial Times," this classic puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective.

About the Author

Charles P. Kindleberger was the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT for thirty-three years. He is a financial historian and prolific writer who has published over thirty books. Manias, Panics, and Crashes is his most popular book.

ROBERT ALIBER is a Professor of International Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he has been a faculty member since 1965.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert M. Solow.

1. Financial Crisis: A Hardy Perennial.

2. Anatomy of a Typical Crisis.

3. Speculative Manias.

4. Fueling them Flames: The Expansion of Credit.

5. The Critical Stage.

6. Euphoria and Economic Booms.

7. International Contagion.

8. Bubble Contagion: Tokyo to Bangkok to New York.

9. Frauds, Swindles, and the Credit Cycle.

10. Policy Responses: Letting It Burn Out, and Other Devices.

11. The Domestic Lender of Last Resort.

12. The International Lender of Last Resort.

13. The Lessons of History and the Most Tumultuous Decades.

Appendix.

Notes.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471467144
Subtitle:
A History of Financial Crises
Author:
Kindleberger, Charle
Author:
Aliber, Robert
Author:
Kindleberger, Charles P.
Author:
Aliber, Robert Z.
Author:
Solow, Robert
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Accounting - General
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Financial crises
Subject:
Economics - Microeconomics
Subject:
Finance
Subject:
Business cycles
Subject:
General Finance & Investments
Subject:
Economics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Wiley Investment Classics
Series Volume:
39
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
355
Dimensions:
8.71x5.30x1.00 in. .83 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Manias, Panics, and Crashes, Fifth Edition is an engaging and entertaining account of the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering such topics as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. The updated fifth edition expands upon each chapter, and includes two new chapters focusing on significant financial crises of the last fifteen years.
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