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Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Wiley Investment Classics)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Sometime in the next five years you may kick yourself for not reading and re-reading Kindleberger’s Manias, Panics, and Crashes." –Paul A. Samuelson, Institute Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"One never picks up a work by Charles Kindleberger without anticipating a feast of entertainment. But 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." –from the Foreword by Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods and The Power of Gold

Praise for 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, Boston Globe

"Definitive." –Floyd Norris, New York Times

"Menacing..." –The New Yorker

"[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

"This book sparkles with the best of Kindleberger’s wit, insight, and passion for financial history. A real delight."–Robert Z. Aliber, Professor of International Economics and Finance, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business

"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

Synopsis:

A scholarly 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 has been hailed as "a true classic...both timely and timeless." The updated fifth edition expands upon each chapter, and includes two new chapters covering significant crises of the last fifteen years around the world.

Synopsis:

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

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 thirty books. Manias, Panics, and Crashes is his most popular book.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Foreword by Peter L. Bernstein.

Financial Crisis: A Hardy Perennial.

Anatomy of a Typical Crisis.

Speculative Manias.

Fueling the Flames: Monetary Expansion.

The Emergence of Swindles.

The Critical Stage.

Domestic Contagion.

International Contagion.

Letting It Burn Out, and Other Devices.

The Lender of Last Resort.

The International Lender of Last Resort.

Conclusion: The Lessons of History.

Appendices.

Notes.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471389453
Subtitle:
A History of Financial Crises
Author:
Kindleberger, Charles P.
Author:
Aliber, Robert
Author:
Solow, Robert
Author:
Kindleberger, C. P.
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York
Subject:
Microeconomics
Subject:
Accounting - General
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Business cycles
Subject:
Financial crises
Subject:
Economics - Microeconomics
Subject:
Finance
Subject:
Investments & Securities
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Wiley Investment Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
39
Publication Date:
20051004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.52x5.56x.79 in. .80 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780471389453 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A scholarly 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 has been hailed as "a true classic...both timely and timeless." The updated fifth edition expands upon each chapter, and includes two new chapters covering significant crises of the last fifteen years around the world.
"Synopsis" by , 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

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