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    DescriptionFirst published in 2003, Infectious Greed examined how our greed-driven culture led to the generation of massive profits, but also to unprecedented levels of risk, widespread deception, and high profile disasters like Enron and Worldcom. In the wake of the 2008-9 financial crisis, Partnoy's analysis of how major companies obscured the reality from shareholders by disguising risk and side-stepping regulations, is more pertinent than ever. Beginning in the mid-1980s with the introduction of the first proto-derivatives, Partnoy gives an intelligent and thorough account of the dangerous manipulations that have and continue to come to light.


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    Title
    Infectious Greed
    Subtitle
    How Deceit and Risk Corrupted the Financial Markets
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank Partnoy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846682933
    ISBN 10: 1846682932
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17820
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC subject category V2: KFF, KCX
    BISAC V2.8: BUS027000, BUS077000, BUS070000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, KCD
    DC22: 338.60410973
    BIC subject category V2: JFFX
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    11 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance at the University of San Diego School of Law. His books include F.I.A.S.C.O., Infectious Greed, and The Match King. His next book, Wait, will examine snap decision making. Professor Partnoy writes regularly for The New York Times and the Financial Times, and has appeared on numerous media programs, including 60 Minutes, The NewsHour, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has degrees in mathematics and economics from The University of Kansas, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
    Review quote
    A sweeping account...Exemplary -- William Leith Evening Standard Partnoy's account of what happened within these companies will send a shiver down the spine of anyone with a humble investment in a unit or investment trust The Scotsman Illuminating ... Partnoy tells a complicated story with verve and clarity. Sunday Telegraph