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Mallaby, Sebastian

Overview
Works: 25 works in 139 publications in 7 languages and 5,353 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Economic history 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Sebastian Mallaby
The man who knew : the life and times of Alan Greenspan by Sebastian Mallaby( Book )

29 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A product of more than five years of research, Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan brings into focus the mysterious point where politics and the economy meet. Through Greenspan's story, Mallaby casts every presidency from Nixon to George W. Bush in a fresh new light. The story of Greenspan is also the story of the making of modern finance, for good and for ill. The Man Who Knew is a searching reckoning with what exactly comprised the art, and the possible, in the career of Alan Greenspan. --
More money than God : hedge funds and the making of a new elite by Sebastian Mallaby( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A window on tomorrow's financial system, this authoritative history of hedge funds spans their origins in the 1960s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007-2009
The world's banker : a story of failed states, financial crises, and the wealth and poverty of nations by Sebastian Mallaby( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks inside the workings of the World Bank and global development under the leadership of James Wolfensohn, examining the role of the World Bank in a new era of globalization and international terrorism
After apartheid : the future of South Africa by Sebastian Mallaby( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The era of white minority rule in South Africa is all but over. Nearly every day, the front pages of newspapers around the world chronicle the amazing transformation of the country and the dismantling of apartheid. These dramatic changes have occurred with bewildering speed; not even the most optimistic observer of South African politics could have predicted that within eighteen months we would see the unbanning of the African National Congress, the release of Nelson Mandela, the repeal of the racial classification laws, and the end of U.S. sanctions. The collapse of apartheid, like the collapse of communism, marks a revolutionary and exhilarating triumph of human rights over oppression. Sebastian Mallaby, the Africa correspondent for The Economist, poses the tough questions that confront South Africa as it leaves apartheid behind. Will the country manage to avoid the instability that followed the collapse of white rule elsewhere in Africa? Can rival black liberation movements be reconciled? Will white South Africans be persuaded to remain in the country along with their money and skills? And will black politicians, who for decades have struggled to break down apartheid, prove equal to the challenge of building a new order in its place? Drawing on keen observations of other African nations and on interviews with a wide variety of politicians, township leaders, and businessmen, Mallaby examines the interlocking conflicts that will determine South Africa's future. He discusses the quest for a new constitution, the problem of AIDS, the continuity of tribal tensions, the threat of a violent white backlash, and the possible redistribution of white-owned land. He also examines the growing tensions between the country's sophisticated first-world economy and its third-world social structure--and the implications for South Africa's neighbors and for Western investors. Combining colorful anecdotes with a perceptive analysis, After Apartheid is a timely and penetrating look at a country whose potential is as enormous as the problems it faces
More money than God : [hedge funds and the making of a new elite] by Sebastian Mallaby( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on unprecedented access to the industry, including three hundred hours of interviews, economist/journalist Sebastian Mallaby tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s and 1970s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge fund moguls have become the It Boys of 21st century capitalism. Ken Griffin started out trading convertible bonds from his Harvard dorm room; Julian Robertson staffed his hedge fund with college athletes half his age; Paul Tudor Jones posed for a magazine photograph next to a killer shark; Michael Steinhardt was capable of reducing underlings to sobs. Finance professors have long argued that beating the market is impossible, yet drawing on insights from physics, economics, and psychology, these titans have cracked the market's mysteries and gone on to earn fortunes. Their innovation has transformed the world, spawning new markets in exotic financial instruments and rewriting the rules of capitalism--From publisher description
Mehr Geld als Gott : Hedgefonds und ihre Allmachtsfantasien by Sebastian Mallaby( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge-find managers have emerged as the stars of twenty-first century capitalism. Based on unprecedented access to the industry, More Money Than God provides the first authoritative history of hedge funds. This is the inside story of their origins in the 1960s and 1970s, their explosive battles with central banks in the 1980s and 1990s, and finally their role in the financial crisis of 2007-9. Hedge funds reward risk takers, so they tend to attract larger-than-life personalities. Jim Simons began life as a code-breaker and mathematician, co-authoring a paper on theoretical geometry that led to breakthroughs in string theory. Ken Griffin started out trading convertible bonds from his Harvard dorm room. Paul Tudor Jones happily declared that a 1929-style crash would be `total rock-and-roll' for him. Michael Steinhardt was capable of reducing underlings to sobs. `All I want to do is kill myself, ' one said. `Can I watch?' Steinhardt responded. A saga of riches and rich egos, this is also a history of discovery. Drawing on insights from mathematics, economics and psychology to crack the mysteries of the market, hedge funds have transformed the world, spawning new markets in exotic financial instruments and rewriting the rules of capitalism. And while major banks, brokers, home lenders, insurers and money market funds failed or were bailed out during the crisis of 2007-9, the hedge-fund industry survived the test, proving that money can be successfully managed without taxpayer safety nets. Anybody pondering fixes to the financial system could usefully start here: the future of finance lies in the history of hedge funds."
The Man Who Knew : The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan by Sebastian Mallaby( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive biography of the most important economic statesman of our time Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy meet. To understand Greenspan's story is to see the economic and political landscape of the last 30 years--and the presidency from Reagan to George W. Bush--in a whole new light. As the most influential economic statesman of his age, Greenspan spent a lifetime grappling with a momentous shift: the transformation of finance from the fixed and regulated system of the post-war era to the free-for-all of the past quarter century. The story of Greenspan is also the story of the making of modern finance, for good and for ill. Greenspan's life is a quintessential American success story: raised by a single mother in the Jewish émigré community of Washington Heights, he was a math prodigy who found a niche as a stats-crunching consultant. A master at explaining the economic weather to captains of industry, he translated that skill into advising Richard Nixon in his 1968 campaign. This led to a perch on the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and then to a dazzling array of business and government roles, from which the path to the Fed was relatively clear. A fire-breathing libertarian and disciple of Ayn Rand in his youth who once called the Fed's creation a historic mistake, Mallaby shows how Greenspan reinvented himself as a pragmatist once in power. In his analysis, and in his core mission of keeping inflation in check, he was a maestro indeed, and hailed as such. At his retirement in 2006, he was lauded as the age's necessary man, the veritable God in the machine, the global economy's avatar. His memoirs sold for record sums to publishers around the world. But then came 2008. Mallaby's story lands with both feet on the great crash which did so much to damage Alan Greenspan's reputation. Mallaby argues that the conventional wisdom is off base: Greenspan wasn't a naïve ideologue who believed greater regulation was unnecessary. He had pressed for greater regulation of some key areas of finance over the years, and had gotten nowhere. To argue that he didn't know the risks in irrational markets is to miss the point. He knew more than almost anyone; the question is why he didn't act, and whether anyone else could or would have. A close reading of Greenspan's life provides fascinating answers to these questions, answers whose lessons we would do well to heed. Because perhaps Mallaby's greatest lesson is that economic statesmanship, like political statesmanship, is the art of the possible. The Man Who Knew is a searching reckoning with what exactly comprised the art, and the possible, in the career of Alan Greenspan.From the Hardcover edition
Na apartheid by Sebastian Mallaby( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de politieke overgangsperiode van Zuid-Afrika na de vrijlating van Nelson Mandela in 1990 en de kansen op succes die deze periode biedt
Mehr Geld als Gott Hedgefonds und ihre Allmachtsphantasien by Sebastian Mallaby( )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fu ke di guo : Dui chong ji jin yu xin jing ying de jue qi = More money than god by Sebastian Mallaby( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu dui dui chong ji jin de qi yuan, Li shi, Jing dian an li, Mu qian de jian guan kun rao, Ji zai zheng ge jin rong ti xi de zhong yao zuo yong, Zuo le sheng dong, Jing pi de chan shu
Great decisions, 2005( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions of four major foreign policy issues facing the United States in 2005
Politycznie niepoprawny instruktaż walki z nędzą by Sebastian Mallaby( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Reluctant Imperialist : Terrorism, Failed States, and the Case for American Empire by Sebastian Mallaby( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The bullied pulpit : a weak chief executive makes worse foreign policy by Sebastian Mallaby( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saving the World Bank by Sebastian Mallaby( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The next World Bank president will confront a nearly impossible challenge: saving the institution from a curious alliance of conservatives and radical activists that threatens to undercut its financial viability and effectiveness. Failure to head off the danger will mean the gradual decline of the best tool the world has for managing globalization, just when that tool is more needed than ever."--Editor
NGOs : fighting poverty, hurting the poor by Sebastian Mallaby( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The irrelevant election by Sebastian Mallaby( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Future of the Yuan : China's Struggle to Internationalize Its Currenccy by Sebastian Mallaby( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After apartheid by Sebastian Mallaby( Recording )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presenting a range of viewpoints - from politicians, activists and the professional class - the author investigates and illuminates the problems now facing South Africa as it moves towards majority rule. An analysis of the social and economic future of South Africa is given
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1 edition published in 2011 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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More money than God : hedge funds and the making of a new elite
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The world's banker : a story of failed states, financial crises, and the wealth and poverty of nations
Alternative Names
Sebastian Mallaby British journalist

Sebastian Mallaby journaliste britannique

Sebastian Mallaby periodista británico

말라비, 세바스찬

セバスチャン・マラバイ

Languages
English (120)

German (4)

Chinese (3)

French (2)

Dutch (2)

Polish (1)

Korean (1)