"Balanced, succinct, authoritative and remarkably comprehensive."The Times
"In this eminently readable account of the current crisis, Howard Davies writes with a wealth of experience."
"Financial crisis is a many-headed hydra and unravelling its causes a Herculean task. In The Financial Crisis: Who is to Blame?, Howard Davies makes significant progress."
Times Higher Education
"An admirable summary of issues for normal people who have a life outside finance."
"Davies' expertise and nuance regarding the crisis shines through and provides a fascinating account of a situation we shall hopefully never see again."
"An excellent primer."
"It's hard to think of anyone better qualified than Howard Davies to evaluate the competing arguments about what caused the worst financial crisis and recession since the 1930s."
Robert Peston, Business Editor for BBC News
"Davies offers the most comprehensive post-mortem yet of the Great Crisis -- essential reading for those who are trying to fix a still precarious post-crisis world."
Stephen S. Roach, Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia
"Howard Davies' lucid and panoramic account of the financial crisis and the reasons for it is crisply and entertainingly written. It is a great primer for anyone hoping to understand how a complex set of causes united to lead to the near-collapse of global finance in 2008."
John Gapper, Associate Editor and Chief Business Commentator, Financial Times
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