Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence
— September 4, 2012
By William Silber, Marcus Nadler Professorship in Finance and Economics and Director, L. Glucksman Institute for Research in Securities Markets
Noted scholar and finance expert Silber draws on hours of candid personal interviews and complete access to Volcker's personal papers to render dramatic behind-the-scenes accounts from Volcker's career at the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve: secret negotiations with European ministers; confrontations with the White House; crisis conferences with Wall Street titans, and even tense boardroom rebellions within the Fed itself. Filled with frank commentary from Volcker himself-including why he was personally irked with the "Volcker Rule" label-this will be the definitive account of Volcker's indispensable role in American economic history.
Professor Silber's book, VOLCKER: The Triumph of Persistence, was awarded the China Business News (CBN) 2013 Financial Book of the Year. A video-recorded speech by Professor Silber was played at the CBN annual meeting in Beijing on December 7-8, when the award was formally announced. Watch video of Professor Silber's speech here. Watch video of Paul Volcker discussing the book here.