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Bubbles and crashes : the boom and bust of technological innovation

Author: Brent Goldfarb; David A Kirsch
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Financial market bubbles are recurring, often painful, reminders of the costs and benefits of capitalism. While many books have studied financial manias and crises, most fail to compare times of turmoil with times of stability. In Bubbles and Crashes, Brent Goldfarb and David A. Kirsch give us new insights into the causes of speculative booms and busts. They identify a class of assets--major technological  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldfarb, Brent, author.
Bubbles and crashes
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018040063
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brent Goldfarb; David A Kirsch
ISBN: 9780804793834 0804793832
OCLC Number: 1049577162
Description: x, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Bubbles and non-bubbles across time --
Uncertainty and narratives --
Novices, naïfs, and biases --
When are there not bubbles? --
Recent and future bubbles --
Policy implications --
Appendix : Methods used in coding technologies.
Responsibility: Brent Goldfarb and David A. Kirsch.

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This book provides new insight into speculative booms and busts by examining the emergence of major technological innovations and their influence on the market over a 150-year period. The authors  Read more...

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