The South Sea Bubble

By Dr Anne Murphy. Produced by Simon Brown, published 1st December 2015

In this podcast Dr Anne Murphy of the University of Hertfordshire looks at the origins and significance of the South Sea Bubble, one of the earliest modern financial crises.

1. Introduction to the South Sea Bubble
2. Swapping Debt.
3. Party Politics.
4. Government Debt.
5. Inflated Prices & Profit.
6. Boom and Bust.
7. Lessons learned.
8. The South Sea Bubble & 2008 Financial Crisis.

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