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LIU Post Economist Pens New Book on Investment Strategies


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

Book coverBrookville, N.Y. – Panos Mourdoukoutas, professor of economics at LIU Post and an acclaimed columnist, has authored a new book on investment strategies.

Titled “Intelligent Investing in Irrational Markets,” the book was published by Palgrave MacMillan, a division of St. Martin's Press, N.Y. In the book, Dr. Mourdoukoutas bridges the gaps between major types of literature that deal with the 2008 financial crisis, offering a unique perspective on investing as both a game of economics and psychology. With chapter and table headings such as “Intelligence and Emotion in Investing,” “Don't Pay Others To Lose Your Money,” “The Four Mistakes Rookie Investors Make” and “When Emotional Buttons Are Turned On,” he illustrates how solid investing tactics involve the basic principles of economics, helping investors identify financial goals and constraints, as well as create optimal strategies for asset and portfolio allocation.

Panos Mourdokoutas is a Forbes columnist and author of several articles published in professional journals and magazines, including European Management Review, Management International Review, Barron's, The New York Times, Japan Times, Newsday, Plain Dealer, and Edge Singapore. He has also published several books, including "The Way of the Business Builder: How to Become Rich by Making Others Rich," "China Against Herself: Innovation or Imitation in Global Business," "Banking Risk Management in a Globalizing Economy,” “The Rise and Fall of Abacus Banking in Japan and China," "WOM and BUZZ Marketing: Crossing the Tipping Point" and "The Ten Golden Rules: What Ancient Greek Wisdom Teaches About the Good Life."

A graduate of University of Salonica, Greece, he obtained his Ph.D. at SUNY Stony Brook.

In “Intelligent Investing in Irrational Markets,” Dr. Mourdoukoutas employs his characteristically accessible, contemporary journalistic writing style, interweaving history, philosophy, psychology, political science and hard-nosed common sense into his essays. In sum he has produced a book that is both highly readable and sophisticated enough for the discriminating investor.

Posted 06/24/2013

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