Irrational Exuberance

By Robert J. Shiller,

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In this revised, updated, and expanded edition of his New York Times bestseller, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller, who warned of both the tech and housing bubbles, cautions that signs of irrational exuberance among investors have only increased since the 2008-9 financial crisis. With high stock and bond prices and…

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Shiller predicted both the dot-com crisis (2001) and the financial crisis stemming from real estate (2008) in advance in two editions of this book.

Since receiving the Nobel prize in economics he published his book Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral which together with the book recommended will help the reader predict the timing of coming economic trends.

The term “irrational exuberance” which forms the title of this book, entered the public lexicon in 1996, days after the book’s author, Nobel laureate Robert Shiller, gave a presentation about stock market bubbles to the Federal Reserve. Alan Greenspan, who was Fed chair at the time, used the term in a public speech; and the rest is history. The book Irrational Exuberance provides an account of how psychological forces generate asset pricing bubbles. The book was published during the dotcom bubble, and proved to be prophetic in the way it anticipated the subsequent housing pricing bubble which preceded the global…

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