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IR 759 Final Paper Topic Extended Book Review Essay: Then & Now Meredith Milord.

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1 IR 759 Final Paper Topic Extended Book Review Essay: Then & Now Meredith Milord

2 Building off the midterm… Final paper will be an analysis of recent books about how the financial sector has changed (or not) since the crisis Targeting books written from 2012-present Midterm reviewed the following books: Fool’s Gold by Gillian Tett (2010) Diary of a Very Bad Year by Keith Gessen (2010) The Global Minotaur by Yanis Varoufakis (2011/2013)

3 Building off the midterm… Main thesis of midterm book review: Financial crisis was both a political and economic one Financial sector’s main goal is to make profits above all else Weak political will for regulation and curbing risky practices due to government’s vested interests Final paper will examine 3 recent books that address what, if any, changes have occurred in financial sector since the crisis Will compare to previous analysis

4 Extended Book Review: Ideas Book ideas: Suggestions for additional books? Flash Boys by Michael Lewis (2014) Why I Left Goldman Sachs by Greg Smith (2012) 1 additional?


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