AEIOpeners: Alex J. Pollock's reading list

Alex Pollock joined AEI in 2004 after 35 years in banking. He was president and chief executive officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago from 1991 to 2004. At AEI, he focuses on financial policy issues, including housing finance, government-sponsored enterprises, retirement finance, corporate governance, accounting standards, and the banking system.

"Mr. Market Miscalculates: The Bubble Years and Beyond," James Grant, 2008

Equally entertaining and insightful discussion of the foibles of the financial markets.

"The Mask of Command," John Keegan, 1988

Intriguing discussion of leadership, especially the concluding chapter.

"Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market," Walter Bagehot, 1873

The greatest book on banking ever written, elucidating its fundamental ideas.

 

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From anarchy to Augustus: Lessons on dealing with disorder, from Rome’s first emperor

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