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Theories of Financial Disturbance

An Examination of Critical Thoeries of Finance from Adam Smith to the Present Day

By (author) Jan Toporowski
Genres: Finance
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 27th Apr 2005
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm d 19mm
Weight: 444g
ISBN-10: 1843764776
ISBN-13: 9781843764779
Barcode No: 9781843764779
'Theories of Financial Disturbance' examines how the operations of market-driven finance may initiate and transmit disturbances to the economy at large, by looking in detail at how various economists envisaged such disturbances occurring.

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"'Financial markets have an aura of disturbing instability. In this history of the thought of earlier economists who have studied the processes of finance, Jan Toporowski takes us on a fascinating journey to explore how they saw the impact of finance on the real economy. Not one for formal models, nor for rational expectations, Jan values historical experience and the insights and experience of earlier great thinkers.' - Charles A.E. Goodhart, CBE, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK 'Jan Toporowski's Theories of Financial Disturbance is a tour de force. With his substantial knowledge of financial markets, his deep conceptual understanding of relevant concepts and his exhaustive reading of the essential literature, he is ideally placed to tell an absorbing narrative of, as he writes, critical theories of finance from Adam Smith to the present days - and he has. In a world in which finance and industrial and commercial capital are so out of kilter with one another, Toporowski's lucid wisdom is required reading.' - G.C. Harcourt, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK"