Charles Geisst is a member of Yale Club.
Charles Geisst, banker, educator, writer, author, academic.
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Charles Geisst earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond.
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Charles Geisst earned a Master of Arts from the New School for Social Research.
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Charles Geisst earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
(This is the first history on the subject of foreign inves...)
This is the first history on the subject of foreign investment in the United States since 1920. It shows how the United States changed from a debtor nation to a supplier of capital to the rest of the world and then details the structural shifts to this creditor position after the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system in 1972. Charles Geisst demonstrates that the United States has always been a magnet for foreign portfolio and direct investment.
(The Bretton Woods system ensured a quarter of a century o...)
The Bretton Woods system ensured a quarter of a century of relative stability on the world's financial markets. The quarter of a century which has followed has brought financial chaos and excessive financial volatility. Exchange Rate Chaos: 25 Years of Financial and Consumer Democracy describes and compares US and British financial history during this period.
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Charles R. Geisst's Wall Street is a chronicle of the street itself-from the days when the wall was merely a defensive barricade built by Peter Stuyvesant to the latest highs and lows. It is also an engaging economic history of the United States, a tale of profits and losses, enterprising spirits, and key figures that transformed America into the most powerful economy in the world.
(In this incisive and comprehensive history, business hist...)
In this incisive and comprehensive history, business historian Charles Geisst traces the rise of monopolies from the railroad era to today's computer software empires. The history of monopolies has been dominated by strong and charismatic personalities. Geisst tells the stories behind the individuals - from John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie to Harold Geneen and Bill Gates - who forged these business empires with genius, luck, and an often ruthless disregard for fair competition. He also analyzes the viewpoints of their equally colorful critics, from Louis Brandeis to Ralph Nader.
(The Last Partnerships combines rigorous scholarship with ...)
The Last Partnerships combines rigorous scholarship with journalism at its best to present a panoramic history of the rise and fall of the great financial houses - from the "Yankee Bankers," at the turn of the 19th century, up to Goldman Sachs' historic IPO in 1999 - tracing their origins, their successes and failures over the years, and the reasons for their ultimate demise.
(Alphabetically arranged entries cover events, institution...)
Alphabetically arranged entries cover events, institutions, individuals, laws, and movements relevant to the history of American business.
(Collateral Damaged: The Marketing of Consumer Debt to Ame...)
Collateral Damaged: The Marketing of Consumer Debt to America explains how a nation of savers became a nation of consumers and how Wall Street used consumers' addiction to spending to create the "toxic securities" that threaten to bring about the collapse of the global economy. Geisst looks at the policy implications of the credit crisis and describes how the United States can get its fiscal house in order.
(In Beggar Thy Neighbor, financial historian Charles R. Ge...)
In Beggar Thy Neighbor, financial historian Charles R. Geisst tracks the changing perceptions of usury and debt from the time of Cicero to the most recent financial crises. This comprehensive economic history looks at humanity's attempts to curb the abuse of debt while reaping the benefits of credit. Beggar Thy Neighbor examines the major debt revolutions of the past, demonstrating that extensive leverage and debt were behind most financial market crashes from the Renaissance to the present day.
(Loan Sharks is the first history of predatory lending in ...)
Loan Sharks is the first history of predatory lending in the United States. It traces the origins of modern consumer lending to such older practices as salary buying and hidden interest charges. Yet, as Charles Geisst shows, no-holds-barred loan sharking is not a thing of the past. Many current lending practices employed today by credit card companies, payday lenders, and providers of consumer loans would have been easily recognizable at the end of the nineteenth century. Geisst demonstrates the still prevalent custom of lenders charging high-interest rates, especially to risky borrowers, despite attempts to control the practice by individual states.
Charles Geisst earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond in 1968; a Master of Arts from the New School for Social Research in 1970; a Doctor of Philosophy from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 1972. He completed the postdoctoral study as a visiting scholar at Yale Law School in law and history, and Balliol College, Oxford University in finance. He also holds a diploma in Islamic Finance from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in London.
In 1972-1975, Geisst taught political science at the City University of New York before taking a job on Wall Street. He was a visiting scholar at Yale Law School in 1973-1974, and Oxford University in 1977-1978. In 1978-1979, he worked as a consultant at Cazanove & Company in London. In 1979-1981, he was an analyst of Orion Bank in London. In 1981-1983, Geisst was an associate director of Bank of America in London. In 1983-1984, he was an associate director of CIBC Ltd. in London. In 1984, he was a consultant at the Hudson Institute.
In 1985-2019, Charles Geisst worked at Manhattan College, where he was the Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Professor of Global Economics and Finance. He was named the college's first Louis F. Capalbo Chair in Business in 1993. During his time at Manhattan, Geisst has taught numerous courses, covering topics from current trends and policy issues in the financial services industry, to the nature and mechanics of the foreign exchange market. One particular senior-level course that is offered yearly stands out to Geisst as the most challenging and informative. Instead of writing a traditional term paper, which is typically a large portion of the final grade, students in many of Geisst’s courses including Advanced Topics in Finance and Financial Intermediaries, put together reports relating to current events. Geisst designs a series of questions, which allows students to analyze the current financial conditions of banks or money markets.
Charles Geisst is the author of books on Wall Street and finance. In Wall Street: A History Geisst discusses the major historical events that occurred on Wall Street from 1879 to the 1990s and the impact Wall Street has had on the history of the United States. He also provides information on the major investors that played a role in the market during this period. In One Hundred Years of Wall Street Geisst tells the history of Wall Street through 150 photographs and illustrations, along with short quotes and stories. In The Last Partnerships: Inside the Great Wall Street Dynasties Geisst continues his history of Wall Street by focusing on investment banking. Investment banks first began as partnerships between two or more individuals, and later turned into large corporate-run businesses. Geisst discusses the partnerships involved in many early investment banks, including Clark Dodge and Jay Cooke; J. P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley; Merrill Lynch and E. F. Hutton, and more.
Geisst has been a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows, including ABC World News, Nightline, CBS Evening News, Frontline, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Radio and TV, BBC, Nippon Television, NPR, A & E, Australian Broadcasting, The History Channel and the CBC among others.
(The Last Partnerships combines rigorous scholarship with ...)2001
(Collateral Damaged: The Marketing of Consumer Debt to Ame...)2009
(In this incisive and comprehensive history, business hist...)2000
(Alphabetically arranged entries cover events, institution...)2006
(The Bretton Woods system ensured a quarter of a century o...)1995
(This is the first history on the subject of foreign inves...)1992
(Loan Sharks is the first history of predatory lending in ...)2017
(In Beggar Thy Neighbor, financial historian Charles R. Ge...)2013
(Charles R. Geisst's Wall Street is a chronicle of the str...)1997
Charles Geisst married Margaret Kramer on January 29, 1972. They have a daughter, Margaret Ann.