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    DescriptionThis sixth edition has been revised and expanded to bring the history of financial crisis up to date, covering such topics as speculative manias, the lender of last resort and the case of Lehman Brothers. This highly anticipated volume has been hailed as 'a true classic...both timely and timeless.'


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    Title
    Manias, Panics and Crashes
    Subtitle
    A History of Financial Crises
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Poor Kindleberger, By (author) Robert Z. Aliber
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780230365353
    ISBN 10: 0230365353
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KCZ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: KCL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KCB, KFF
    Abridged Dewey: 330
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069000, BUS027000
    LC classification: HB
    B&T Approval Code: A45500000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000
    B&T Approval Code: A47450000
    DC22: 338.542, 338.54209
    Thema V1.0: KFF, KCB, KCL, KCZ
    Edition
    6, Revised
    Edition statement
    6th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white tables
    Publisher
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    27 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Basingstoke
    Author Information
    CHARLES P. KINDLEBERGER was the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT for 33 years. He was a financial historian and prolific writer who published 30 books. ROBERT Z. ALIBER Professor of International Economics and Finance Emeritus at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA. He writes extensively about currencies and international monetary issues.
    Review quote
    'Underneath the hilarious anecdotes, the elegant epigrams, and the graceful turns of phrase, Kindleberger is deadly serious. The manner in which humans 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 The Power of Gold 'Deep knowledge and a pragmatic approach to financial history qualifies Robert Aliber to provide this desperately needed sixth edition of Charles Kindleberger's classic study of financial manias and crashes. It comes in the immediate aftermath of the biggest and most dangerous global financial crisis since the 1930s. But that, alas, was no isolated event. It was, instead, the culmination of four waves of crisis over 40 years. The latest crisis is most unlikely to be the last. It may even be the precursor of a still bigger crisis in the years ahead. Read. Learn. Weep.' -Martin Wolf, Financial Times 'Alas, both the need for a book such as Manias, Panics and Crashes, and the coverage of its material, keep on increasing, almost exponentially. So much has happened in the last few years that this is now Bob Aliber's book, as much as, perhaps more, than Charles Kindleberger's. Aliber has enhanced the prior high standards that Kindleberger set. This is an easily accessible book, filled with fascinating historical vignettes, and one that everyone from the experts to newcomers to the field should read and would profit greatly by doing so.' - Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics,UK 'Every so often financial markets fly off the rails of rationality. Manias, Panics and Crashes brilliantly explains these crises and warns us that as each one fades into the past, the lessons are eventually lost, and investors again come to believe that trees grow to the sky.' - David Laibson, Harvard University, USA
    Table of contents
    Foreword; R.M. Solow Financial Crisis: A Hardy Perennial Anatomy of a Typical Crisis Speculative Manias Fuelling the Flames: The Expansion of Credit The Critical Stage Euphoria and Economic Booms Bernie Madoff: Frauds and Swindles, and the Credit Cycle International Contagion 1618-1930 Bubble Contagion: Tokyo to Bangkok to New York Policy Responses: Benign Neglect, Exhortation, and Bank Holidays The Domestic Lender of Last Resort The International Lender of Last Resort The Lehman Panic - An Avoidable Crash The Lessons of History Epilogue 2010-2020 Notes Index