1st Edition

From the Age of Derivatives into the New Millennium A Financial History of the United States 1970–2001

By Jerry W. Markham Copyright 2002
    474 Pages
    by Routledge

    474 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 2002, this volume focuses on the growth of derivatives, the savings and loan crisis, the merger mania of the 1980s, the accompanying insider trading scandals, and the battle with inflation. This history then reviews the market run-up in the 1990s and the rebirth of finance that was being strongly pushed by the Internet economy as the third millennium began.

     

    Biography

    Jerry W. Markham is a professor of law at Florida International University in Miami, USA, where he teaches corporate and international business law.

    'The author's coverage is superb and his analysis uniformly convincing. Markham discusses such topics as derivatives, junk bonds, REITs, hedge funds, and the final bubble meltdown. I rarely turned a page without discovering something I had not known before. Without question, this volume should be the starting point for anyone seeking information on developments in the financial markets over the last three decades.’ Edwin J. Perkins, University of Southern California, USA.