The world’s first stock exchange takes you back to seventeenth-century Amsterdam. Lodewijk Petram describes in detail the main players, investors, shady characters, speculators, and domestic servants and other ordinary folk, who all played a role in the development of the market and its crises.
His history clarifies concerns that investors still struggle with today, and does so in a way that is vivid, relatable, and critical to understanding our contemporary financial predicament. Read more
The world’s first stock exchange is published by Columbia University Press and will be available from 3 June 2014.
Reviews of The world’s first stock exchange
- Ailsa Röell, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University — “This is an extremely accessible and clear description of a fascinating topic.”
- Joost Jonker, NEHA Professor of Business History, University of Amsterdam — “Petram’s book is a very good example of that rare specimen, a financial history book for a popular audience.”
- The world’s first stock exchange is due to be published on 3 June 2014.
- The Greek translation of The world’s first stock exchange is out now! Η γέννηση του χρηματιστηρίου is published by Aiora Press.
- The Dutch edition of The world’s first stock exchange won the Dirk Jacob Veegens Prize from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.
Read more about my PhD-thesis on the development of the stock exchange in seventeenth-century Amsterdam.