Liaquat Ahamed wins 2010 Pulitzer Prize

HISTORY: “Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World,” by Liaquat Ahamed http://www.pulitzer.org/files/2010longlist.pdf Long before the banking system buckled in 2008, Mr. Ahamed, a 57-year-old economist born in Kenya, was already examining the 1930s to see what lessons could be gleaned for our own era. His book, begun in 2004 and the first he has written, is, the award citation says, “a compelling account” … Continue reading Liaquat Ahamed wins 2010 Pulitzer Prize

Liaquat Ahamed: Lessons of the Great Depression

Liaquat Ahamed draws on his best-selling book, Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, for insights from the Great Depression on the recent global economic downturn.… http://hosting.epresence.tv/MUNK/1/watch/130.aspx http://hosting.epresence.tv/MUNK/1/Page/Home.aspx?=&page=3 Earlier related at Ismailimail Continue reading Liaquat Ahamed: Lessons of the Great Depression

Lords of Finance – Liaquat Ahamed wins the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2009

October 29, 2009 London, 29 October 2009 – Liaquat Ahamed today won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2009 for Lords of Finance: 1929, The Great Depression, and the Bankers Who Broke the World, published by William Heinemann. The Award was presented today at a gala dinner at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London by Lionel Barber, editor, … Continue reading Lords of Finance – Liaquat Ahamed wins the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2009

BNN interviews Liaquat Ahamed, author, “Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World”

http://watch.bnn.ca/#clip134368 Liaquat Ahamed is the author of Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, a book about the causes of the Great Depression which was published by Penguin Press in January 2009. After working as an economist at the World Bank, he spent twenty-five years as a professional investment manager in London and New York. Earlier Related Continue reading BNN interviews Liaquat Ahamed, author, “Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World”

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World – By Liaquat Ahamed

When the history of the current financial crisis comes to be written, the battle of the index entries will surely be won by central bankers not politicians. The name Bernanke will appear on many more pages than Bush, King more often than Brown, and Trichet will trump even Sarkozy. Most of the time, central banks strive to be dull places; the people who run them … Continue reading Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World – By Liaquat Ahamed

Lessons of the Great Depression – Liaquat Ahamed

Liaquat Ahamed earned degrees in economics from Cambridge University and Harvard; he worked for a time at the World Bank and then, for twenty-five years, in the investment-management business. He is the author of a forthcoming book about how the mistakes of central bankers caused the Great Depression. The book is titled “Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World,” and it will be … Continue reading Lessons of the Great Depression – Liaquat Ahamed