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The Match King : Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals (Paperback)

Author: Partnoy, Frank

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At the height of the roaring ?20s, Swedish ?migr? Ivar Kreuger made a fortune raising money in America and loaning it to Europe in exchange for matchstick monopolies. His enterprise was a rare success story throughout the Great Depression. Yet after his suicide in 1932, it became clear that Kreuger was not all he seemed: evidence surfaced of fudged accounting figures, off-balance-sheet accounting, even forgery. He created a raft of innovative financial products? many of them precursors to instruments wreaking havoc in today?s markets. In this gripping financial biography, Frank Partnoy recasts the life story of a remarkable yet forgotten genius in ways that force us to re-think our ideas about the wisdom of crowds, the invisible hand, and the free and unfettered market.

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Publisher Public Affairs
Mfg Part# 9781586488123
SKU 211540860
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1586488120
Release Date 3/9/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0272
Publisher PublicAffairs
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