Andrew Odlyzko: Recent Papers on Technology and Financial Manias
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Dionysius Lardner, the denigrated sage of early railways, A. Odlyzko.
Isaac Newton, Daniel Defoe, and the dynamics of financial bubbles, A. Odlyzko.
Financial History, no. 124, Winter 2018, pp. 18-21.
[published article, PDF]
Newton's financial misadventures in the South Sea Bubble, A. Odlyzko.
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science, to appear.
Novel market inefficiencies from early Victorian times, A. Odlyzko.
Financial History Review, vol. 24, no. 2, Aug. 2017, pp. 143-165.
Financialization of the early Victorian economy and the London Stock Exchange, A. Odlyzko.
The early British railway system, the Casson counterfactual,
and the effectiveness of central planning, A. Odlyzko.
Essays in Economic & Business History, vol. 34, 2016, pp. 60-94.
[online journal version][preprint, PDF]
Economically irrational pricing of nineteenth century British government bonds, A. Odlyzko.
Financial History Review, vol. 23, no. 3, Dec. 2016, pp. 277-302.
Supplementary material for `Economically irrational pricing of 19th century British government bonds', A. Odlyzko.
The Railway Mania: Fraud, disappointed expectations, and the modern economy, A. Odlyzko.
J. Railway & Canal Historical Society, no. 215, Nov. 2012, pp. 2-12.
Crushing national debts, economic revolutions, and extraordinary popular delusions, A. Odlyzko.
Charles Mackay's own extraordinary popular delusions and the Railway Mania, A. Odlyzko.
The collapse of the Railway Mania, the development of
capital markets, and the forgotten role of Robert Lucas Nash, A. Odlyzko.
Accounting History Review (formerly Accounting, Business & Financial History), vol. 21, no. 3,
Nov. 2011, pp. 309-345.
[an extended preprint, PDF], with additional material (primarily two appendices),
entitled The collapse of the Railway Mania, the development of
capital markets, and Robert Lucas Nash, a forgotten pioneer
of accounting and financial analysis.
Bubbles, gullibility, and other challenges for economics,
psychology, sociology, and information sciences, A. Odlyzko.
First Monday, vol. 15, no. 9, Sept. 2010.
[PDF][First Monday version]
This time is different: An example of a giant, wildly speculative, and
successful investment mania, A. Odlyzko.
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, vol. 10, issue 1, 2010, article 60.
[BEJEAP version][preprint, PDF]
Book review by A. Odlyzko: Speculation: A History of the Fine Line Between Gambling
and Investment by S. Banner. Economic History Review, 2018, to appear.
Book review by A. Odlyzko: American Railroads: Decline and Renaissance in the
by R. E. Gallamore and J. R. Meyer.
Economic History Review, vol. 68, no. 3, 2015, pp. 1103-1104.
[preprint, PDF][journal version]
Book review by A. Odlyzko: Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War
by L. Haeg.
Economic History Review, vol. 68, no. 2, 2015, pp. 754-755.
[preprint, PDF][journal version]
Book review by A. Odlyzko: This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
by C. M. Reinhart and K. Rogoff.
IEEE Spectrum, April 2011, p. 26, and longer version on the Spectrum site:
[IEEE Spectrum online version][text]