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Forensic Finance: Enron and Others

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  • Stephen A. Ross

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In finance, as in pathology, we can learn more from failure than from success. This lecture examines three famous financial failures, Metallgesellschaft’s oil futures business, LTCM and related hedge fund failures, and the current travails of ENRON, and performs a post mortem on each to see what can be learned. Not surprisingly, the cause of death was similar in each case, or, to put it more familiarly, history always repeats itself.

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  • Stephen A. Ross, 2003. "Forensic Finance: Enron and Others," 'Angelo Costa' Lectures Serie, SIPI Spa, issue Lect. IV.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:leanco:2003
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    1. Les Coleman, 2012. "Testing equity market efficiency around terrorist attacks," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(31), pages 4087-4099, November.

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    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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