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Understanding Ponzi schemes : can better financial regulation prevent investors from being defrauded?

Author: Mervyn Lewis
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2015]
Series: New horizons in money and finance.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Ponzi scheme is one of the simplest, albeit effective, financial frauds to engineer, and new schemes keep coming forward. In providing answers to this central question, this concise and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mervyn Lewis
ISBN: 1782549099 9781782549093
OCLC Number: 932383748
Description: ix, 190 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1.An outline of the book --
2.How do Ponzi schemes work? Comparing them to other financial activities --
3.Charles Ponzi's scheme re-examined --
4.Bernard Madoff and the `mother of all Ponzi schemes' --
5.Allen Stanford: the cricketing impresario --
6.Five other case studies: from shaking down the FBI to bitcoin fraud --
7.Preying on the Amish --
8.What can behavioural finance tell us? --
9.What would psychologists say? --
10.What can be done about Ponzi schemes? --
11.Summary and conclusions.
Series Title: New horizons in money and finance.
Responsibility: Mervyn K. Lewis.

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`. . . more than two dozen books on Ponzi schemes have now been written, but Understanding Ponzi Schemes provides a most informative and detailedâ â analysis of this phenomenon based on the Read more...

 
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