Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

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Wiley, Dec 4, 2000 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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The best known and most highly regarded book on financial crises

Financial crises and speculative excess can be traced back to the very beginning of trade and commerce. Since its introduction in 1978, this book has charted and followed this volatile world of financial markets. Charles Kindleberger's brilliant, panoramic history revealed how financial crises follow a nature-like rhythm: they peak and purge, swell and storm. Now this newly revised and expanded Fourth Edition probes the most recent "natural disasters" of the markets--from the difficulties in East Asia and the repercussions of the Mexican crisis to the 1992 Sterling crisis. His sharply drawn history confronts a host of key questions.

Charles P. Kindleberger (Boston, MA) was the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT for thirty-three years. He is a financial historian and prolific writer who has published over twenty-four books.

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The book is regarded as a classic on the history of financial meltdowns similar to the 2008-09 global economic crisis. The author recounts bubbles and crashes over several centuries. The bottom line ... Read full review

Contents

Anatomy of a Typical Crisis
13
Monetary Expansion
49
The Emergence of Swindles
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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.

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