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The Origin of Financial Crises: Central Banks, Credit Bubbles and the Efficient Market Fallacyby George Cooper
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In a series of disarmingly simple arguments financial market analyst George Cooper challenges the core principles of today's economic orthodoxy and explains how we have created an economy that is inherently unstable and crisis prone. With great skill, he examines the very foundations of today's economic philosophy and adds a compelling analysis of the forces behind economic crisis. His goal is nothing less than preventing the seemingly endless procession of damaging boom-bust cycles, unsustainable economic bubbles, crippling credit crunches, and debilitating inflation. His direct, conscientious, and honest approach will captivate any reader and is an invaluable aid in understanding today's economy.
The Origin of Financial Crises provides a compelling analysis of the forces behind today's economic crisis. In a series of disarmingly simple arguments George Cooper challenges the core principles of today's economic orthodoxy, explaining why financial markets do not obey the efficient market principles described in today's economic textbooks but are instead inherently unstable and habitually crisis prone.
About the Author
Dr. George Cooper is a principal of Alignment Investors a division of BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd. He was born in Sunderland and studied at Durham University. Dr. Cooper has worked as a fund manager at Goldman Sachs and as strategist for Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Vintage Editon
Preface to the Original Edition
2. Efficient Markets and Central Banks?
3. Money, Banks and Central Banks
4. Stable and Unstable Markets
5. Deceiving the Diligent
6. On (Central Bank) Governors
7. Minsky Meets Mandelbrot
8. Beyond the Efficient Market Fallacy
9. Concluding Remarks
Appendix - ‘On Governors by J.C. Maxwell
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