Manias, Panics, and Crashes

A History of Financial Crises, Seventh Edition

Robert Aliber

Book Synopsis

"Manias, Panics, and Crashes" by Robert Aliber is a comprehensive exploration of financial crises throughout history.

Through detailed analysis, the author highlights the recurring patterns of manias, panics, and crashes in the global economy.

Aliber dissects the irrational exuberance of speculative bubbles and the ensuing panic that results in sudden market crashes.

The book provides valuable insights into the psychological and economic factors that contribute to these volatile episodes, helping readers understand the dynamics behind past and potential future crises.

Drawing on extensive research and real-world examples, Aliber presents a balanced perspective and examines the implications of these crises on individuals, institutions, and governments.

This extensively revised edition contains updated information on recent events such as the global financial crisis of 2008, offering readers a contemporary and relevant understanding of the subject matter.

With its clear and concise writing style, "Manias, Panics, and Crashes" serves as an indispensable resource for investors, policymakers, and anyone seeking to comprehend the complex world of financial markets and the importance of vigilance in avoiding catastrophic economic downturns.

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