From Henge to Hedge Fund: A short history of risk

Greg Bailey

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Following a brief description of money markets, leverage, hedge-funds and other increasingly exotic financial instruments, the paper suggests correspondence between complex economic and belief systems in prehistoric societies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWAC 6 Ireland 2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventWorld Archaeology Congress - Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 29 Jun 20084 Jul 2008


ConferenceWorld Archaeology Congress
CityUniversity of Dublin


  • Hedge funds; belief systems; Black-Scholes equation; magical incantation

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