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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,072 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert J. Shiller Narrator: Robert J. Shiller Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With a new Afterword on the current state of the stock market, the ongoing debate over the “new economy,” and the larger implications of “irrational exuberance.”

In this controversial, hard-hitting account of today’s explosive market, Robert J. Shiller, a leading expert on market volatility, evokes Alan Greenspan’s infamous 1996 reference, “irrational exuberance,” to explain the alternately soaring and declining stock market. Shiller’s unconventional yet persuasive argument credits an unprecedented confluence of events with driving stocks to uncharted heights, and he analyzes the structural, cultural, and psychological factors behind these levels of growth not reflected in any other sector of the economy. Now more relevant than ever, this analysis is both chilling and convincing—a must-read for the individual investor, the policy maker, and the investment professional.


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  • Irrational Exuberance [is] a dazzling, richly textured, provocative book…by far the most important book about the stock market since Jeremy J. Siegel’s 1994 Stocks for the Long Run, offering a cogent statement of the bears’ view of events to come. Shiller is not merely a bear—he is a grizzly. Business Week
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Should be compulsory reading for anybody interested in Wall Street or financially exposed to it. The Economist
  • The national bestseller that revolutionized the way we think about the stock market Robert J. Shiller
  • A dose of realism that serious investors will ignore at their peril. The Wall Street Journal

    One of Business Week’s Ten Best Business Books of 2000
  • Nominated for Audie Awards, 2001

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Devin Partlow | 2/18/2014

    " I don't know if the author took any stance in particular, except that there are many stances one could take "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Glenn Van | 2/18/2014

    " Robert Shiller is such an amazing analytically mind and a very unpretentious personality. The book is not the number crunching approach of the Case Shiller Index, but a spot on identification of the booms we have suffered, yes, Suffered in the past 2 decades. Great information for anybody, not just figureheads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Allisonperkel | 2/5/2014

    " Solid overview on markets and speculation. Most likely this should be required reading on what makes a bubble, what the market might have been like (as opposed to what we think its been like) and just a great overall read - albeit a little dry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul J | 2/4/2014

    " Want to know why I already have one kid and another on the way but have not yet purchased a home? Blame it on Shiller. Don't tell Sarah, though, because she'll find and tell him to change my mind. "

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