Lombard Street

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The English precursor to Wall Street, London's Lombard Street is the original district of finance and the birthplace of the money market. Fast-paced and highly-charged, it is a hotbed of financial activity whose impact is felt not just nationally, but globally. The chef d'oeuvre of Walter Bagehot, Lombard Street began as a series of articles the esteemed essayist and financial advisor had written for the Economist during the 1850s. First published in book form in 1873, it is a vivid description of the money ...
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Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market

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Overview

The English precursor to Wall Street, London's Lombard Street is the original district of finance and the birthplace of the money market. Fast-paced and highly-charged, it is a hotbed of financial activity whose impact is felt not just nationally, but globally. The chef d'oeuvre of Walter Bagehot, Lombard Street began as a series of articles the esteemed essayist and financial advisor had written for the Economist during the 1850s. First published in book form in 1873, it is a vivid description of the money market that seamlessly brings together theoretical analyses, historical anecdotes, and incisive commentary on sociology, politics, and the Street's various personalities. Perhaps most importantly, Lombard Street features Bagehot's prescription for crisis management, which after nearly 150 years, remains the formula of choice for containing - and curtailing - financial crises.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781447417774
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 7/11/2011
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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WALTER BAGEHOT is one of the most celebrated finance writers ever. One of the most lucid and discerning critics of his time, Bagehot was editor of the highly regarded Economist. Widely acknowledged as an expert on banking and finance, he was frequently consulted by Parliament.

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Table of Contents

I Introductory 1
II A General View of Lombard Street 21
III How Lombard Street Came to Exist, and Why It Assumed Its Present Form 75
IV The Position of the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Money Market 101
V The Mode in Which the Value of Money Is Settled in Lombard Street 113
VI Why Lombard Street Is Often Very Dull, and Sometimes Extremely Excited 122
VII A More Exact Account of the Mode in Which the Bank of England Has Discharged Its Duty of Retaining a Good Bank Reserve, and of Administering It Effectually 160
VIII The Government of the Bank of England 208
IX The Joint Stock Banks 243
X The Private Banks 267
XI The Bill-Brokers 281
XII The Principles Which Should Regulate the Amount of the Banking Reserve to Be Kept by the Bank of England 301
XIII Conclusion 329
NOTE A Liabilities and Cash Reserve of the Chief Banking Systems 335
NOTE B Extract from Evidence Given by Mr. Alderman Salomons Before the House of Commons Select Committee in 1858 337
NOTE C Statement of Circulation and Deposits of the Bank of Dundee at Intervals of Ten Years, Between 1764 and 1864 349
NOTE D Meeting of the Proprietors of the Bank of England, September 13, 1866 350
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