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The Great Crashes

Lessons from Global Meltdowns and How to Prevent Them

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Length 9 hours 29 minutes
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The global economy has weathered the most tumultuous century in modern financial history.

Since the Wall Street Crash in 1929, financial meltdowns have repeatedly sent shockwaves through our world. From the currency crises of the 1980s and 1990s, to Japan's housing crash, the dot com boom and bust, the global financial meltdown, the euro crisis and the COVID pandemic, The Great Crashes tells the stories of ten of these historic events. They serve as a series of cautionary tales, each with their own set of lessons to be learnt.

With clear-eyed analysis, renowned economist Dr Linda Yueh extracts a three step framework to help recognise the early signs of a crash and mitigate the effects - all with the hope of preventing the worst mistakes of the past from being repeated in the next inevitable financial crisis. She warns about where the next one might come from and shows how her framework could contain it.

Combining her in-depth knowledge with compelling storytelling, The Great Crashes is essential reading that offers urgent lessons for the modern world.

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'An important contribution that can help society anticipate and tackle potential crashes in the future' Christine Lagarde

'A masterclass in spotting the early signs of a crisis' Nouriel Roubini

'This is the historical perspective we need' John Kay

ยฉ2023 Linda Yueh (P)2023 Penguin Audio

Linda Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is also Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS and was Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. The former Economics Editor at Bloomberg TV, she also hosted Talking Business with Linda Yueh as Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News. She writes for The Times, The New York Times, and the Financial Times and has advised the World Economic Forum in Davos, the World Bank, the European Commission and the Asian Development Bank. She has recently been appointed by HM Treasury to the Independent Review Panel on Ring-fencing and Proprietary Trading, to examine banking crises and advise the government on mitigating the next one. She is the author of The Great Economists, a Times Best Business Book of 2018.

Linda Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is also Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS and was Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. The former Economics Editor at Bloomberg TV, she also hosted Talking Business with Linda Yueh as Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News. She writes for The Times, The New York Times, and the Financial Times and has advised the World Economic Forum in Davos, the World Bank, the European Commission and the Asian Development Bank. She has recently been appointed by HM Treasury to the Independent Review Panel on Ring-fencing and Proprietary Trading, to examine banking crises and advise the government on mitigating the next one. She is the author of The Great Economists, a Times Best Business Book of 2018.

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Linda Yueh's new book [is] almost alarmingly timely, as if she were tanking the global economy as the mother of all guerrilla marketing stunts Best new books on economics: An important book to keep us all on our toes when complacency starts to creep in, again Engrossing... [one of] the 75 best books for summer 2023 Cogent analysis Linda Yueh's analysis of what past financial crises have in common is an important contribution that can help society anticipate and tackle potential crashes in the future A first point of entry for anybody who wants to learn how the world economy sleep-walked into multiple crashes over the last century Fascinating, well-written and authoritative An accessible and insightful overview of modern financial crises, incorporating both historical detail and thoughtful analysis Linda provides many with a very readable summary of all the great crises, but also more importantly derives the big lessons and how to have a better policy framework to avoid getting caught up in too much " this time it is different" when the next big risks appear A masterclass in spotting the early signs of a crisis. Linda Yueh expertly shows how we can understand these crashes better when they occur and even prevent them from happening in the future. A accessible yet rich study of our most turbulent economic years This well-written book draws out the many different ways in which markets can crash and she's willing to chance her arm predicting the next one A timely and instructive book on the big financial and economic crashes. It comes in the midst of a global polycrisis that threatens the economic and social well being of all especially the World's poorest citizens. Linda Yueh makes a heroic effort to tease out lessons fundamental to managing future crises. The question is: Will we learn? Troubled times call for a historical perspective and this is the historical perspective we need Demonstrates how that old saying - "this time is different" - is both so true and so wrong! Crashes are an integral part of the history of capitalism. The last century has seen plenty of them. All crashes begin with debt-fuelled euphoria and end in disappointment. Yet how bad that disappointment turns out to be also depends on where in the economy the crash falls and how determined and credible are the responses. In this lively and blessedly brief book, Linda Yueh does a lovely job of explaining the history and drawing the necessary lessons This excellent overview identifies the ingredients that are specific to each crisis and common to all. She provides a lucid assessment of the efficacy of policy responses, high-lighting credibility as a necessary condition for successful resolution

"Why did nobody notice?" Was the question the Queen asked about the 2008 financial crisis. It was a good question. All financial crises and crashes have their own characteristics but they also often involve certain common features:- Irrational exuberance, Speculative frenzy, Greed and over confidence usually supported by high levels of gearing.

Linda Yueh's new book will be a timely reminder to governments and regulators of the warning signs of future crises

Timely, entertaining and full of useful insights Renowned economist Dr Linda Yueh looks at past financial crashes - from the Wall Street Crash to the dot com boom and bust and the Covid pandemic - to explore what we can learn from them in this entertainingly written book. Entertaining, well-written . . . [Yueh] has come up with a three-step framework to help spot when financial problems are brewing and identifies where the next may occur. The perfect primer on the worst economic disasters of the past 100 years A gifted writer (een begenadigd schrijver) Expand reviews
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