Robert J. Shiller
The New Financial Order
Risk in the Twenty-First Century
Princeton UP, 2003
Break new ground with six proposals for harnessing the power of information technology to distribute economic risk.
Economist Robert Shiller became a household name when he published his previous bestseller Irrational Exuberance just as the dot.com boom was peaking. In The New Financial Order, he capitalizes on his celebrity to put forward a thoughtful, detailed proposal for managing economic risks. This highly readable book portrays a future in which many serious individual financial risks are dispersed to savvy global investors, thanks to technology. Imagine violinists being able to insure their careers in addition to their Stradivarius instruments, developing countries securing generous loans from the first world by tying the repayment schedules to their future GDPs and a revamped tax system preventing the gap between rich and poor from widening. getAbstract suggests this book to risk-management professionals who want to step back and look at the big picture, as well as to anyone who has a stake in creating new financial products to meet twenty-first century needs.
About the Author
Robert J. Shiller is the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics at Yale University. He is the author of Macro Markets, which won the first annual Paul A. Samuelson Award of TIAA-CREF, and Irrational Exuberance, which was a New York Times bestseller.
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