Minding the Markets: An Emotional Finance View of Financial Instability (Hardcover)

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Tuckett argues that most economists' explanations of the financial crisis miss its essence; they ignore critical components of human psychology. He offers a deeper understanding of financial market behaviour and investment processes by recognizing the role played by unconscious needs and fears in all investment activity.

About the Author


DAVID TUCKETT is Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and Professor at University College London, UK. Recently honoured with a Sigourney Award for Psychoanalysis, the highest prize in the field, Professor Tuckett has brought together his initial training as an Economist with his subsequent work in Sociology and Psychoanalysis to initiate a new line of research; the significance of which has been recognised with recent invitations to speak at the Global Economic Symposium and the Global Risks Network of the World Economic Forum. Previously Principal of the Health Education Studies Unit at Cambridge University and Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, he is the author of many papers and several highly successful books.

Praise For…


"Minding the Markets is a real contribution... a book the world really needs." --George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate and American Economist 
 
"Read this book if you want to understand the behaviour of financial markets."-- Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England

"David Tuckett's work on the emotional underworld of asset management and financial markets is a true tour de force... As Psycho-analyst, exceptional interviewer and rare interdisciplinary scholar he has brought sensitivity and sensibility to a world of unreason."--Neil J.Smelser, University Professor of Sociology Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, USA; and former Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences in Stamford, California and President of the American Sociological Association (1997)



Product Details
ISBN: 9780230299856
ISBN-10: 0230299857
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: May 27th, 2011
Pages: 232
Language: English