August 31, 2011 Leave a comment
Presents a Book Launch:
Manias, Panics, and Crashes
A History of Financial Crises
Moderated by: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy
“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. . . Read. Learn. Weep.” —Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Selected as one of the best investment books of all time by the Financial Times, Manias, Panics and Crashes puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. Here is a vivid and entertaining account of how reckless decisions and a poor handling of money have led to financial explosions over the centuries. 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. This highly anticipated volume has been hailed as a “true classic…both timely and timeless”.
Robert Aliber is Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he has been a faculty member since 1965. He writes extensively about currencies and international monetary issues. His books include The New International Money Game, now in its seventh edition, as well as the book Your Money and Your Life.
Tuesday, September 13th: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
5th Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center
RSVP (acceptances only) to firstname.lastname@example.org
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