Manias, Panics, and Crashes


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1. Financial Crisis: A Hardy Perennial; 2. Anatomy of a Typical Crisis; 3. Speculative Manias; 4. Fueling them Flames: The Expansion of Credit; 5. The Critical Stage: Pricking the Bubble; 6. Euphoria and Economic Booms; 7. International Contagion; 8. Bubble Contagion: Tokyo to Bangkok to New York; 9. Swindles and Theft and Bad Manners; 10. Policy Responses: Letting It Burn Out; 11. Lenders of Last Resort: The Domestic Responses; 12. The International Lender of Last Resort; 13. Conclusion; The Lessons of History

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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 over thirty books. Manias, Panics, and Crashes is his most popular book. ROBERT ALIBER is a Professor of International Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he has been a faculty member since 1965.


"what will strike the reader is the book's remarkable relevance to current events..".(Sunday Times, 19 August 2001)."pretty well the last word on the subject."(Financial Times, 12 October 2002)

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