Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ben Bernanke's "Reading for Life"?

The New York Times' Economix blog last week highlighted some readings on the financial crisis recommended by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. One recommendation in particular, Liaquat Ahamed’s “Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World,” seemed familiar.

Our own Stephen Malpezzi, professor and academic director of the Graaskamp Center, included Ahamed's book on his Dynamic Dozen list of top books in his 2010 Reading for Life list.
Dr. Ahamed is a polymath who used to work at the World Bank; we overlapped there though our paths did not really cross. Anyone who has read World Bank reports will be stunned to find out that he writes beautifully.
We've highlighted some entries from his list in previous posts, and I highly recommend checking out the list in its entirety for a wide range of worthwhile reads.

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