Journal of Economic Literature: Vol. 49 No. 2 - Book Review
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Published By: New York and London: Norton
Date of Publication: 2010
Published By: New York: Random House, Crown Business
ISBN: 978-0-385-52991-4, cloth; 978-0-385-52994-5, pbk.
Date of Publication: 2009
Reviewed by: Gary Gorton of Yale University and NBER
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.2.433.r7
Review Pages: 450-53
Explores the stories of people inside the U.S. financial market who anticipated and understood the 2008 crash in the real estate and securities markets. Follows the small set of intelligent contrarians who stood apart from the crowd, including Steve Eisman, Michael Burry, and Charlie Ledley. No index.
G10: General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data)
G20: Financial Institutions and Services: General
G24: Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage; Ratings and Ratings Agencies