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The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry

by William K. Black

In this expert insider's account of the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s, William Black lays bare the strategies that corrupt CEOs and CFOs-in collusion with those who have regulatory oversight of their...


The Seven Sins of Wall Street: Big Banks, their Washington Lackeys, and the Next Financial Crisis

by Bob Ivry

We all know that the financial crisis of 2008 came dangerously close to pushing the United States and the world into a depression rivaling that of the 1930s. But what is astonishing—and should make us not just...


Macroprudential Regulatory Policies: The New Road to Financial Stability?

by DOUGLAS D EVANOFF & Stijn Claessens

This book is a collection of papers presented in the conference held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in September 2010, that examines the role of macroprudential regulation in the financial industry....


Market Practice in Financial Modelling

by Chia Chiang Tan

Written to bridge the gap between foundational quantitative finance and market practice, this book goes beyond the basics covered in most textbooks by presenting content concerning actual industry norms, thus...


Managing and Measuring Risk: Emerging Global Standards and Regulations After the Financial Crisis

by OLIVIERO ROGGI & EDWARD I ALTMAN

This edited volume presents the most recent achievements in risk measurement and management, as well as regulation of the financial industry, with contributions from prominent scholars and practitioners such...


Global Credit Review: Volume 2

by Singapore Risk Management Institute

This annual publication provides an overview of the most important developments in global credit markets and the regulatory landscape. It covers theoretical and empirical research on credit ratings and credit...


Global Derivative Debacles: From Theory to Malpractice

by LAURENT L JACQUE

This book analyzes in depth all major derivatives debacles of the last half century including the multi-billion losses and/or bankruptcy of Metallgesellschaft (1994), Barings Bank (1995), Long Term Capital Management...


Engineering a Financial Bloodbath: How Sub-Prime Securitization Destroyed the Legitimacy of Financial Capitalism

by Justin O'Brien

In July 2007, the then chief executive of Citigroup, Charles Prince, captured the hubris of a market dangerously addicted to debt: “When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated....


Stagecoach: Wells Fargo and the American West

by Philip L. Fradkin

Sweeping in scope, as revealing of an era as it is of a company, Stagecoach is the epic story of Wells Fargo and the American West, by award-winning writer Philip L. Fradkin.

The trail of Wells Fargo runs through...


Alternative Banking and Financial Crisis

by Olivier Butzbach & Kurt von Mettenheim

The recent banking crisis has brought into question the business model used by most large banks. This collection of essays explores the success of 'alternative banks' - savings banks, cooperative banks and development...


The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

by Alan C. Greenberg & Mark Singer

On March 16, 2008, Alan Greenberg, former CEO and current chairman of the executive committee of Bear Stearns, found himself in the company’s offices on a Sunday. More remarkable by far than the fact that...


Fixing Russia's Banks: A Proposal for Growth

by Michael S. Bernstam & Alvin Rabushka

Fixing Russia's Banks documents how Russia's financial system is built on what Michael S. Bernstam and Alvin Rabushka call ersatz banks. These inferior imitation banks have served largely as tools of the government...


Multi-Asset Risk Modeling: Techniques for a Global Economy in an Electronic and Algorithmic Trading Era

by Morton Glantz & Robert Kissell

Multi-Asset Risk Modeling describes, in a single volume, the latest and most advanced risk modeling techniques for equities, debt, fixed income, futures and derivatives, commodities, and foreign exchange, as...


Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling

by Peter B. Dixon & Dale Jorgenson

In this collection of 17 articles, top scholars synthesize and analyze scholarship on this widely used tool of policy analysis, setting forth its accomplishments, difficulties, and means of implementation. Though...


Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit

by Charles W. Calomiris & Stephen H. Haber

Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries--but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil...


The Gilt-Edged Market (Rle Banking & Finance)

by Jeremy Wormell

This book was written at a time when the market for government stocks in London, the gilt-edged market of the title, had undergone a period of rapid innovation in the forms of its instruments - index-linked...


Banksters

by David Murphy & Martina Devlin

On Wall Street in 1929, during the worst financial crisis the world had ever seen, the word "Banksters" was coined to describe those ruthless individuals who had gambled away the country's wealth. The phrase...


Guardians of Prosperity: Why America Needs Big Banks

by RichardX. Bove

Since the financial crisis, amid outrage at the likes of Citigroup and JPMorganChase and Washington's rejiggering of the financial system, the banking industry has had one major defender: Richard X. Bove. Now...


Introducing Money

by Mark Peacock

This book provides a theoretical and historical examination of the evolution of money. It is distinct from the majority of 'economic' approaches, for it does not see money as an outgrowth of market exchange...


From Foreclosure to Fair Lending: Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit

by Chester Hartman & Gregory D. Squires

This book addresses important issues of the Occupy protest movement for fair lending, fair housing advocacy, and equal opportunity.