Finance, Intermediaries, and Economic Development

Finance, Intermediaries, and Economic Development

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reissue, 6/24/2010
EAN 9780521147415, ISBN10: 0521147417

Paperback, 362 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

This volume includes ten essays dealing with financial and other forms of economic intermediation in Europe, Canada, and the United States since the seventeenth century. Each relates the development of institutions to economic change and describes their evolution over time, as well as discussing several different forms of intermediation, and deals with significant economic and historical issues.

List of contributors
Part I. Financial Intermediaries in Europe
1. Markets and institutions in the rise of London as a financial center in the seventeenth century Larry Neal and Steven Quinn
2. The Paris bourse, 1724–1814
experiments in microstructure Eugene N. White
3. No exit
notarial bankruptcies and the evolution of financial intermediation in nineteenth century Paris Philip T. Hoffman, Giles Postel-Vinay, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
Part II. Financial Intermediaries in the Americas
4. The mortgage market in Upper Canada
window on a pioneer economy Angela Redish
5. Integration of US capital markets
southern stock markets and the case of New Orleans, 1871–1913 John B. Legler and Richard Sylla
6. The transition from building and loan to savings and loan, 1890–1940 Kenneth A. Snowden
Part III. Other Forms of Intermediation
7. Intermediaries in the US market for Technology, 1870–1920 Naomi R. Lamoreaux and Kenneth L. Sokoloff
8. Beyond Chinatown
overseas Chinese intermediaries on the multiethnic North-American Pacific coast in the age of financial capital Diane Newell
9. Finance and capital accumulation in a planned economy
the agricultural surplus hypothesis and Soviet economic development, 1928–39 Robert C. Allen
10. Was adherence to the gold standard a 'good housekeeping seal of approval' during the interwar period? Michael Bordo, Michael Edelstein, and Hugh Rockoff
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