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Wall Street: A History by Charles R. Geisst

Published By: Updated edition. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-539621-8
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Jonathan Kirshner of Cornell University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.3.883.r10
Review Pages: 903-04

Book Review Abstract

Jonathan Kirshner of Cornell University reviews, "Wall Street: A History" by Charles R. Geisst. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Updated second edition explores the history of Wall Street and examines the major events in finance and government that changed the way securities were created and traded. Discusses the early years, 1790-1840; the railroad and Civil War eras, 1840-70; the robber barons, 1870-90; the age of the trusts, 1880-1910; the money trust, 1890-1920; the booming twenties, 1920-29; Wall Street meets the New Deal, 1930-35; the struggle continues, 1936-54; the bull market, 1954-69; the bear market, 1970-81; mergermania, 1982-97; running out of steam, 1998-2003; the cataclysm, 2004-08; and the Great Recession, 2009-the present. Geisst is Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Professor of Finance at Manhattan College."


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JEL Classifications

E32: Business Fluctuations; Cycles
E44: Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
G10: General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data)
N11: Economic History: Macroeconomics; Growth and Fluctuations: U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
N12: Economic History: Macroeconomics; Growth and Fluctuations: U.S.; Canada: 1913-
N21: Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
N22: Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: U.S.; Canada: 1913-


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