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Finance and the good society

Author: Robert James Shiller
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The reputation of the financial industry could hardly be worse than it is today in the painful aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. In this book, the author argues that, rather than condemning  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Finance and the good society / Robert J. Shiller.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013, cop. 2012
978-1-400846-1-77
(ABES)184585945
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert James Shiller
ISBN: 9780691154886 0691154880 9780691158099 0691158096
OCLC Number: 800879636
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Description: 1 vol. (XIII-288 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Chief executive officers --
Investment managers --
Bankers --
Investment bankers --
Mortgage lenders and securitizers --
Traders and market makers --
Insurers --
Market designers and financial engineers --
Derivatives providers --
Lawyers and financial advisers --
Lobbyists --
Regulators --
Accountants and auditors --
Educators --
Public goods financiers --
Policy makers in charge of stabilizing the economy --
Trustees and nonprofit managers --
Philanthropists --
Finance, mathematics, and beauty --
Categorizing people : financiers versus artists and other idealists --
An impulse for risk taking --
An impulse for conventionality and familiarity --
Debt and leverage --
Some unfortunate incentives to sleaziness inherent in finance --
The significance of financial speculation --
Speculative bubbles and their costs to society --
Inequality and injustice --
Problems with philanthropy --
The dispersal of ownership of capital --
The great illusion : then and now.
Responsibility: Robert J. Shiller.
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Robert J. Shiller, Co-Winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics Winner of the 2012 Business Book Award in Finance & Economics, 800-CEO-READ Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award in Business, Finance & Read more...

 
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