Recommended Readings for Specific Episodes
(Listed in Order of Importance--See Bibliography for Details)
Early Crises: The 17th and 18th Centuries
The Dutch Tulip Mania
Garber, Peter M., pp. 20-86.
Mackay, Charles., pp.
The French Missssippi and English South Sea Bubbles
Garber, Peter M., Famous First Bubbles, pp.87-102.
Mackay, Charles, pp. 1-104.
Velde, Francoise. (click here for PDF file)
Important Banking Panics
The Crime of '73 and the Panic of 1893
Friedman, Milton. Monetary Mischief, pp. 51-79.
The Panic of 1907
Tallman, Ellis and John Moen. (click here for PDF file)
Bruner, Robert F. and Sean D. Carr. Panic of 1907. (Read only if Tallman and Ells doesn't completely satisfy)
The Banking Crises of the 1930s
Friedman, Milton and Anna J. Schwartz, Monetary History, pp. 308-332 (click here for PDF file)
Financial Innovations and Financial Crises
(Not in Order of Importance)
Junk Bonds, The S&L Crisis, and the Stock Market: The Late 1980s
Bruck, Connie. The Predator's Ball
Lowenstein, Roger. Origins of the Crash
Long-Term Capital Management and Enron: The 1990s
Lowenstein, Roger..When Genius Failed
McLean, Bethany and Peter Elkind. The Smartest Guys in the Room