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Ascent of Money - 08 edition

Ascent of Money (ISBN10: 0143116177; ISBN13: 9780143116172)
ISBN13: 978-0143116172
ISBN10: 0143116177

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1594201929
ISBN10: 1594201927

Summary: ''Before regulators throw block trades, bond swaps, bridge financing, butterfly spreads and Black-Scholes out with the bathwater, they should find time to read Niall Ferguson?s The Ascent of Money.? ?The Wall Street Journal ?[An] excellent, just in time guide to the history of finance and financial crisis.? ?The Washington Post ? Shrewdly anticipates many aspects of the current financial crisis, which has toppled banks, precipitated gigantic government bailouts and upended global ...show moremarkets.? ?Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 08
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 10/27/2009
International: No



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