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  2. Suggested Preliminary Reading – Autumn 2017 18 items
    A wide range of books (several of them recently published) are listed to provide variety and choice. Please note that it is not essential to read all of them. Happy reading!
    1. This book by award-winning Bloomberg journalists is the inside story of the Libor scandal. 1 item
    2. A discussion of the reasons for the failure of traditional economic theory to fully explain how the financial system functions and how future financial crises might be prevented. 1 item
    3. This acclaimed book by the former Governor of the U.K. central bank (the Bank of England) explains the root causes of the 2008 financial crisis and how the financial system should be changed to avoid 1 item
    4. This book by the former head of the U.K. Financial Services Authority explains the role of private debt in the 2008 financial crisis and how public policy should manage credit creation. 1 item
    5. This Financial Times Book of the Year provides a critical analysis of the financial world that emerged from the 2008 financial crisis. 1 item
    6. This best-selling book about high frequency trading (HFT) explains how technology has fundamentally altered how financial markets function 1 item
      1. Flash boys: a Wall Street revolt - Michael Lewis 2015

        Book Recommended

    7. If you have no prior acquaintance with the finance/investment area you may find the following useful as an introduction. Written by a professional investor, it provides an excellent overview 1 item
      1. Investment management - Stephen Lofthouse 2001

        Book Recommended

    8. Another excellent introduction, from a U.S. perspective: 1 item
    9. An entertaining book chronicling the history of the development of the leading finance theories and the people behind their development: 1 item
      1. Capital ideas: the improbable origins of modern Wall Street - Peter L. Bernstein 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

    10. If you prefer lighter reading, the following recently-published and critically-acclaimed novel by Robert Harris provides some interesting insights into the world of hedge funds and algorithmic trading 1 item
      1. The fear index - Robert Harris 2012

        Book Recommended

    11. A number of books published in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis overlap with topics covered on the course: 4 items
      1. The big short: inside the doomsday machine - Michael Lewis 2015

        Book Recommended Additional copies on order. Note: This book was made into a 2016 Oscar-winning film, which is now available on DVD and worth viewing http://www.thebigshortmovie.com/

      2. The infectious greed: how deceit and risk corrupted the financial markets - Frank Partnoy 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended First published in 2003, with a new introduction about the 2008-9 financial crisis.

      3. Freefall: America, free markets, and the sinking of the world economy - Joseph E. Stiglitz 2010

        Book Recommended Covers the genesis and dynamics of the financial crisis and critiques the strategies introduced to deal with it.

      4. International financial statement analysis - Thomas R. Robinson 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

    12. Several books provide useful, additional reading on financial accounting and reporting, and introductions to financial markets and investments, illustrations of which include: 4 items
      1. The Financial Times guide to using the financial pages - Romesh Vaitilingam, Financial Times Limited 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. Global financial accounting and reporting: principles and analysis - Walter Aerts, Peter J. Walton c2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

  3. BEYOND the READING LIST 1 item
    You are expected to read widely beyond this resource list. Make a start with your subject research guide
    1. Try the subject research guide for the most appropriate resources for your topic.