Manias, Panics and Crashes

Manias, Panics and Crashes

A History of Financial Crises

Paperback - 2015
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This seventh edition of an investment classic has been thoroughly revised and expanded following the latest crises to hit international markets. Renowned economist Robert Z. Aliber introduces the concept that global financial crises in recent years are not independent events, but symptomatic of an inherent instability in the international system.
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition: Seventh edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781137525758
Characteristics: ix, 426 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kindleberger, Charles Poor 1910-2003.


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Oct 05, 2017

An interesting book about all the financial crisis of the past three centuries: an exploration of the why, how, what, when and how these situations happened. Rather than a meticulous account of the situations, the book offers in plain language useful snippets on how to properly identify and reduce the impact of most of financial maladies.

Some topics and facts are repeated continuously through the fifteen chapters, which would be an opportunity to make a more concise book in favor to the readers. Also, take in consideration that the first edition of this book dates back from 1978 and that some of the information contained is no longer useful in modern days.

As a recommendation, I would recommend to pair this reading with the of the classics of financial literature Lombard Street by Walter Bagehot.


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