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A critical history of financial crises : why would politicians and regulators spoil financial giants?

Author: Haim Kedar-Levy
Publisher: Covent Garden, London : Imperial College Press, Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book explains how the economic environment changed throughout 10 of the most spectacular financial crises of the past century. On the one hand, it shows that the lack of effective regulation, relevant data, and adequate understanding of the economic environment were among the facilitators of the crises. On the other hand, it highlights the role that ill-incentivized bankers and accountants, biased politicians,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haim Kedar-Levy
ISBN: 9781908977465 1908977469
OCLC Number: 936010245
Description: xvii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: What are bubbles and financial crises? --
Key properties of the financial system and financial securities --
Commercial banking and banking crises --
The Roaring Twenties and the US bubble of 1929 --
The 'Great Depression' in the US --
The crisis of confidence in corporate America, 2001-2004 --
The Internet bubble --
When banks manipulate their stock prices : Israel's systemic banking crisis --
The tequila crisis and its hangover --
Japan and the East Asian Tigers --
The US real estate bubble --
Incentives, regulatory capture and collapse --
Shadow banking, the collapse of investment banking and the rescue of AIG --
New regulations --
Global implications of the credit crisis --
Regulatory capture and corruption vs. integrity and stability.
Other Titles: Why would politicians and regulators spoil financial giants?
Responsibility: Haim Kedar-Levy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

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"The book explains how the economic environment changed throughout 10 of the most spectacular financial crises of the past century. On the one hand, it shows that the lack of effective regulation, relevant data, and adequate understanding of the economic environment were among the facilitators of the crises. On the other hand, it highlights the role that ill-incentivized bankers and accountants, biased politicians, euphoric investors, speculators, and corrupt managers played in the evolution of bubbles and crises"--From publisher description.

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