READING LIST FOR THE “STEWARDSHIP OF FINANCE” COURSE AT VUB, STARTING OCTOBER 4th

1.    Historians of finance

Martin Meyer:

The Bankers, New York: Weybright & Talley, 1974
Markets, New York: Norton, 1988

 

Peter L. Bernstein:

Capital Ideas, New York: Free Press, 1992
Against the Gods. The Remarkable Story of Risk, Hoboken: John Wiley  & Sons, 1996

 

Steve Fraser:

Every Man a Speculator. A History of Wall Street in American Life, New York: Harper Collins, 2005
 

2.    Historical financial crises

Leveraged buyout: RJR Nabisco (1988)

Burrough, Bryan & John Helyar, Barbarians at the Gate, New York: Harper Collins, 1990

 

Michael Milken and the “junk bond revolution” (1989-1990)

Bailey, Fenton, The Junk Bond Revolution, London: Mandarin, 1991
Bruck, Connie, The Predators’ Ball, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988
Sobel, Robert, Dangerous Dreamers, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 1993

 

The demise of Salomon Brothers (1991)

Lewis, Michael, Liar’s Poker, New York: Norton, 1989
Meyer, Martin, Nightmare on Wall Street. Salomon Brothers and the Corruption of the Market Place, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993

 

The Orange County bankruptcy (1994)

Jorion, Philippe, Big Bets Gone Bad, San Diego: Academic Press, 1995

 

Nick Leeson and the fall of Baring Brothers (1995)

Gapper, John & Nicholas Denton, All that Glitters. The Fall of Barings, London: Hamish Hamilton, 1996

 

The Long-Term Capital Management bankruptcy (1998)

Lowenstein, Roger, When Genius Failed, New York: Random House, 2000

 

The .net bubble (2000-2001)

Shiller, Robert J., Irrational Exuberance, New York: Broadway Books, 2000

 

The downfall of the Enron corporation (2001)

Bryce, Robert, Pipe Dreams, New York: Public Affairs, 2002
Cruver, Brian, Anatomy of Greed, New York: Carroll & Graf, 2002
Fox, Loren, Enron. The Rise and Fall, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2003
Fusaro, Peter C. & Ross M. Miller, What Went Wrong at Enron, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2002
Jorion, Paul, Investing in a Post-Enron World, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003
The Enron Corporation. Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violations, New York: Human Rights Watch, 1999

 

The subprime crisis (2007-2008)

Gramlich, Edward M., Subprime Mortgages. America’s Latest Boom and Bust, Washington: The Urban Institute Press, 2007
Jorion, Paul, La crise du capitalisme américain, Paris: La Découverte 2007 (Broissieux: Éditions du Croquant 2009)
Jorion, Paul, L’implosion. La finance contre l’économie, Paris: Fayard, 2008
Jorion, Paul, La crise. Des subprimes au séisme financier planétaire, Paris: Fayard, 2008
Lewis, Michael, The Big Short, London: Allen Lane, 2010
Smith, Yves, Econned, New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2010
Sorkin, Andrew R., Too Big To Fail, New York: Penguin, 2009
Sun, William, Céline Louche & Roland Pérez, Finance and Sustainability: Towards a New Paradigm? A Post-Crisis Agenda, Bingley: Emerald, 2011
Tavakoli, Janet, Dear Mr. Buffett, Hoboken: John Wiley  & Sons, 2009
Walter, Christian (ed.), Nouvelles normes financières. S’organiser face à la crise, Paris: Springer-Verlag, 2010

 

3.    Autobiographies and reminiscences

Bogle, John C., The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005
Carret, Philip L., The Art of Speculation, [1930], Hoboken: John Wiley  & Sons, 1997
Greenspan, Alan, The Age of Turbulence, New York: Penguin, 2007
Lefèvre, Edwin, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, [1923], Hoboken: John Wiley  & Sons, 1994
Levitt, Arthur, Take On the Street, New York: Pantheon, 2002
Schwed, Fred Where Are the Customers’ Yachts ? or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street, [1940], Hoboken: John Wiley  & Sons, 1995

 

4.    Interviews of financiers

Money managers:

Train, John, The Money Masters, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1980
Train, John, The New Money Masters, New York: HarperPerennial, 1989

 

Traders:

Schwager, Jack. D., Market Wizards. Interviews with Top Traders, New York: HarperBusiness 1990
Schwager, Jack. D., The New Market Wizards. Conversations with America’s Top Traders, New York: HarperBusiness 1992

 

“Quants”:

Lindsey, Richard R. & Barry Schachter, How I became a Quant, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2007
 

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