Charles P. Kindleberger

Charles Poor “Charlie” Kindleberger (October 12, 1910 – July 7, 2003) was an economic historian and author of over 30 books. His 1978 book Manias, Panics, and Crashes, about speculative stock market bubbles, was reprinted in 2000 after the dot-com bubble. He is well known for hegemonic stability theory.[4] He has been referred to as “the master of the genre” on financial crisis by The Economist.[5]

Books in order of publication:


  • International Short-term Capital Movements (NY: Columbia University Press, 1937)
  • Economic Development (New York, 1958)
  • International Economics (Irwin, 1958)
  • Foreign Trade and the National Economy (Yale, 1962)
  • Europa and the Dollar (Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, 1966)
  • Europe’s Postwar Growth. The Role of Labor Supply (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967)
  • American Business Abroad (New Haven, London, 1969)
  • The Benefits of International Money. Journal of International Economics 2 (Nov. 1972): 425–442.
  • The World in Depression: 1929–1939 (University of California Press, 1973);[12] Kindleberger, Charles P. (1986). revised and enlarged edition.
  • Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Macmillan, 1978)
  • Historical Economics – Art or Science? (1990) (online book)[13][14]
  • World Economic Primacy: 1500 – 1990 (Oxford University Press, 1996)
  • Centralization versus Pluralism (Copenhagen Business School Press, 1996)
  • Economic Laws and Economic History (Cambridge University Press, 1997)
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