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

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 9, 2011 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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This 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. Ths highly anticipated volume has been hailed as 'a true classic...both timely and timeless.'
 

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Contents

aHardy Perennial
1
2 The Anatomy of a Typical Crisis
26
3 Speculative Manias
39
the Expansion of Credit
62
5 The Critical Stage When the Bubble Is About To Pop
84
6 Euphoria and Paper Wealth
107
Frauds Swindles and the Credit Cycle
117
8 International Contagion 16181930
154
11 The Domestic Lender of Last Resort
213
12 The International Lender of Last Resort
229
13 The Lehman Panic An Avoidable Crash
257
14 The Lessons of History
273
15 Epilogue 20102020
297
Appendix
302
Notes
312
Index
343

Mexico City to Tokyo to Bangkok to New York London and Reykjavik
170
Benign Neglect Exhortation and Bank Holidays
191

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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.

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