Brent Goldfarb and David Kirsch on "Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation"

Lunch & Learn Series

Brent Goldfarb and David Kirsch on \

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Event Location
NYPL Business Library (SIBL)
188 Madison Avenue (at 34th Street)
Room 018

Financial market bubbles are recurring, often painful, reminders of the costs and benefits of capitalism. While many books have studied financial manias and crises, most fail to compare times of turmoil with times of stability. In Bubbles and Crashes, Brent Goldfarb and David A. Kirsch give us new insights into the causes of speculative booms and busts. They identify a class of assets—major technological innovations—that can, but does not necessarily, produce bubbles. This methodological twist is essential: Only by comparing similar events that sometimes lead to booms and busts can we ascertain the root causes of bubbles.

About the Authors
Brent Goldfarb
 is Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and the Academic Director at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

David A. Kirsch is Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. This event is free and open to the public. 

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