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The Origins of Modern Banking in Spain: The Role of Monetary Plurality

The Origins of Modern Banking in Spain: The Role of Monetary Plurality

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Carles Sudrià, Yolanda Blasco-Martel
May 06, 2019

Carles Sudrià is Professor of Economic History at the Universitat de Barcelona. He has published widely on financial history and the history of energy in Spain, and contributed to journals such as Business History, Financial History Review, European Review of Economic History and Revista de...

Share Trading, Fraud and the Crash of 1929: A Biography of Clarence Hatry

Share Trading, Fraud and the Crash of 1929: A Biography of Clarence Hatry

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Chris Swinson
April 29, 2019

This is the first comprehensive biography of Clarence Charles Hatry, 1888-1965, an enigmatic and charismatic public figure. Hatry was the son of Jewish immigrant parents who became a company promoter and whose companies collapsed in 1929, leading to a crash on the London stock exchange. He was...

Monetary Plurality in Local, Regional and Global Economies

Monetary Plurality in Local, Regional and Global Economies

1st Edition

Georgina M. Gómez
August 20, 2018

The idea that each country should have one currency is so deeply rooted in people’s minds that the possibility of multiple and concurrent currencies seems unthinkable. Monetary systems contribute to problems of high unemployment and social distress during financial and economic crisis, so reforms...

Regulation of the London Stock Exchange: Share Trading, Fraud and Reform 1914–1945

Regulation of the London Stock Exchange: Share Trading, Fraud and Reform 1914–1945

1st Edition

Chris Swinson
December 04, 2017

In 1914, the notion of statutory regulation of trading in shares was anathema to both the Government and the London Stock Exchange. By 1945, a statutory scheme of regulation had been introduced. This book serves to: Track the steps by which this outcome came about, Explain why the Exchange felt...

Money, Politics and Power: Banking and Public Finance in Wartime England, 1694–96

Money, Politics and Power: Banking and Public Finance in Wartime England, 1694–96

1st Edition

Richard A. Kleer
May 15, 2017

The Nine Years’ War with France was a period of great institutional innovation in public finance and of severe monetary turmoil for England. It saw the creation of the Bank of England; a sudden sharp fall in the external value of the pound; a massive undertaking to melt down and recoin most of the...

Banking Modern America: Studies in regulatory history

Banking Modern America: Studies in regulatory history

1st Edition

Jesse Stiller
October 05, 2016

The passage of the National Currency Act of 1863 gave the United States its first uniform paper money, its first nationally chartered and supervised commercial banks, and its first modern regulatory agency: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The law marked a milestone in the development...

The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837

The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837

1st Edition

Songho Ha
January 21, 2016

The American System was implemented by the US government after the American-British War of 1812 to develop a national domestic market. This study explores the rise and fall of the system between its inception in 1790 and the Panic of 1837....

Government Debts and Financial Markets in Europe

Government Debts and Financial Markets in Europe

1st Edition

Fausto Piola Caselli
January 21, 2016

Contains essays by historians of economic and financial history. It illuminates the relationships between government indebtedness and the development of financial markets in Europe from the late Middle Ages to the late twentieth century....

Towards Modern Public Finance: The American War with Mexico, 1846-1848

Towards Modern Public Finance: The American War with Mexico, 1846-1848

1st Edition

James W Cummings
January 21, 2016

Addresses the financing of the American-Mexican War of 1846-48. This study argues that the successful financing of the American-Mexican War had a long-term beneficial effect on American financial institutions and markets....

Virginia and the Panic of 1819: The First Great Depression and the Commonwealth

Virginia and the Panic of 1819: The First Great Depression and the Commonwealth

1st Edition

Clyde A Haulman
January 21, 2016

Argues that the Panic of 1819 was America's first experience with a modern boom-bust cycle, and most importantly, much more than a banking panic resulting from the mismanagement of the newly created second Bank of the United States and a number of state chartered banks....

Debt and Slavery in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds

Debt and Slavery in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds

1st Edition

Alessandro Stanziani
January 21, 2016

Filling a significant gap in the historiography, the essays in this volume show that debt slavery has played a crucial role in the economic history of numerous societies which continues even today....

Baring Brothers and the Birth of Modern Finance

Baring Brothers and the Birth of Modern Finance

1st Edition

Peter E Austin
January 21, 2016

In 1995, the Baring Brothers collapsed over a weekend, brought down by the 'rogue trader' Nick Leeson. Utilizing British and American archives, this work charts Baring Brothers development from wool merchants to one of the most powerful global financial institutions. It also analyses the errors...

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