Evolving Financial Markets and International Capital Flows: Britain, the Americas, and Australia, 1865-1914

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This study examines the impact of British capital flows on the evolution of capital markets in four countries--Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States--over the years 1865 to 1914. In substantive chapters on each of the countries it offers parallel histories of the evolution of their financial infrastructures--commercial banks, nonbank intermediaries, primary security markets, formal secondary security markets, and the institutions that provide the international financial links connecting the frontier country with the British capital market.
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"An important book which deserves a thoughtful reading from economists, historians, and financial prognosticators alike." Virginia Quarterly Review

"Lance Davis and the late Robert Gallman have produced a monumental book... the material is well organized... [it] will be a reference for years to come." Alan M. Taylor, EH.NET

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1. Institutional invention and innovation: foreign capital transfers and the evolution of the domestic capital markets in four frontier countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States of America, 1865-1914;
2. The United Kingdom;
3. International capital movements, domestic capital markets, and American economic growth, 1865-1914;
4. Domestic savings, international capital flows, and the evolution of domestic capital markets: the Canadian experience;
5. Domestic saving, international capital flows, and the evolution of domestic capital markets: the Australian experience;
6. Argentine savings, investment, and economic growth before World War I;
7. Lessons from the past: international financial flows and the evolution of capital markets, Britain and Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States before World War I;
8. Skipping ahead: the evolution of the world's finance markets 1914-1990: a brief sketch;
9. Lessons from the past/bibliography.
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