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Famous first bubbles : the fundamentals of early manias

Author: Peter M Garber
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers market-fundamental explanations for the three most famous bubbles: the Dutch Tulipmania (1634-1637), the Mississippi Bubble (1719-1720), and the closely connected South Sea Bubble  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Law; John Law; John Law
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Garber
ISBN: 0262072041 9780262072045 0262571536 9780262571531
OCLC Number: 43552719
Description: xi, 163 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: I. The Bubble Interpretation --
II. The Tulipmania Legend. 1. A Political and Economic Background. 2. The Traditional Image of Tulipmania. 3. Where Does the Tulipmania Legend Come From? 4. Establishment Attitudes toward Futures Markets and Short Selling: The Source of the Pamphlets. 5. The Bubonic Plague. 6. The Broken Tulip. 7. The Bulk Market, 1634-1637. 8. Some Characterization of the Data. 9. Post-Collapse Tulip Prices. 10. Bulb Prices in Later Centuries. 11. Was This Episode a "Tulipmania"? --
III. The Macro Bubbles. 12. A Preliminary View: The Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles. 13. John Law and the Fundamentals of the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles. 14. John Law's Finance Operations.
Responsibility: Peter M. Garber.
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"This wonderful short book takes us behind the curtains of financial folly.It skillfully offers both anecdote and analysis of events that we may bereliving just now." Rudi Dornbusch, Ford Professor Read more...

 
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