Charles Geisst

Charles Geisst


Department : Economics - Finance

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Office : DLS 403


PHD, London School of Economics
MA, The New School
BA, University of Richmond

Publications & Professional Activities

  • Beggar Thy Neighbor: A History of Usury & Debt.  U. of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
  • Wall Street: A History.  Updated edition. Oxford University Press, 2012.  A New York Times Business Bestseller.
  • Collateral Damaged: The Marketing of Consumer Debt to America.  Bloomberg Press, 2009.  Winner of the NYSSCPAs Best Finance Book of 2009.  Also a Choice Notable Book of 2009 and one of USA Today's best business books of the year.
  • Editor, Encyclopedia of American Business History. Facts on File, 2005.
  • Undue Influence: How the Wall Street Elite Put the Financial System at Risk.  John Wiley, 2004.
  • Deals of the Century: Wall Street, Mergers, and The Making of Modern America. John Wiley, 2003. Named by the Australian Financial Review as one of the 101 Best Business Books of 2005.
  • Wheels of Fortune: The History of Speculation From Scandal to Respectability.  John Wiley, 2002. 
  • The Last Partnerships: Inside the Great Wall Street Money Dynasties.  McGraw-Hill, 2001.  One of Booklist's ten best business books of 2001.
  • 100 Years of Wall Street.  McGraw Hill, 2000.  A Business Week and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

            and ten other books.


Honors & Awards

Diploma in Islamic Finance, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, 2013.

Courses Taught/Teaching

FIN 408      Financial Intermediaries
FIN 436      Multinational Finance
FIN 440      Advanced Topic in Finance
FIN 441      Finance Seminar
FIN 471      Finance Thesis Project I