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Elgar Encyclopedia of Financial Crises: Learn from the past!

Published by Mark Bodnar

Simple line drawing of a graph with a declining line and an exclamation mark.If you read the news as much as I do, it can seem like we are doomed to lurch endlessly from crisis to disaster and back again. That's particularly evident in finance and economics where cycles are regularly punctuated with deep troughs.

Cycles may be an unavoidable feature of the financial system, but crises don't have to be... as long as we learn from the past. To that end, here's one of our newest ebooks here in the SFU Library: Elgar Encyclopedia of Financial Crises.

From the publisher: 

Cover of the ebook: Elgar Encyclopedia of Financial Crises

Beginning with the 2008 global crisis in the United States, and particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic shook economies around the world, academics, practitioners, and other experts have become increasingly sensitised to the potential for financial and economic fragility to result in a systemic breakdown. Presenting a synopsis of lessons learnt from financial crises arising out of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, each entry examines a unique past issue to help to develop future outcomes, operating as a touchstone for further research.

This ebook is the 3rd in the new Elgar Encyclopedias in Economics and Finance series, with the other volumes focusing on labour studies and ecological economics. As with most Elgar ebooks, all current SFU students and instructors can view the entire book online and download each chapter in PDF format for offline reading.

For more on financial/stock market crashes & panics, see this search I ran for relevant books and ebooks in our collection from the past 5 years.

As always, just let me know if you have any questions!

-- Mark
Mark Bodnar
Economics & Business Librarian

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