The State, the Financial System and Economic Modernization

The State, the Financial System and Economic Modernization

by Richard Sylla, Richard Tilly, Gabriel Tortella
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521037980

ISBN-13: 9780521037983

Pub. Date: 07/19/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

By looking at a wide range of industrialised economies, including England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Argentina, the United States, and 'late developers' such as Russia, this book aims to show how important the state was in the development of financial systems. It examines the various factors which contributed to the emergence of diverse financial systems, and through

Overview

By looking at a wide range of industrialised economies, including England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Argentina, the United States, and 'late developers' such as Russia, this book aims to show how important the state was in the development of financial systems. It examines the various factors which contributed to the emergence of diverse financial systems, and through comparative historical analysis draws together general themes, such as the inter-country differences in the mix of public and private finance, to produce a book which makes an unique contribution to financial and economic history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521037983
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction: comparative historical perspectives Richard Sylla, Richard Tilly and Gabriel Tortella; 2. Politics and banking in revolutionary and Napoleonic France François Crouzet; 3. Belgian banking in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: the Société Générale and the Générale de Banque (1822–1997) Herman van der Wee and Monique van der Wee-Verbreyt; 4. Banking liberalization in England and Wales, 1826–44 P. L. Cottrell and Lucy Newton; 5. Banking in Europe in the nineteenth century: the role of the central bank Forrest Capie; 6. Public policy, capital markets and the supply of industrial finance in nineteenth-century Germany Richard Tilly; 7. The role of banks and government in Spanish economic development, 1850–1935 Gabriel Tortella; 8. Central banking and German-style mixed banking in Italy, 1893/5–1914: from coexistence to cooperation Peter Hertner; 9. State power and finance in Russia, 1802–1917: the Credit Office of the Finance Ministry and governmental control over credit institutions Boris Anan'ich; 10. The origins of banking in Argentina Roberto Cortés Conde; 11. Shaping the US financial system, 1690–1913: the dominant role of public finance Richard Sylla; 12. Cosmopolitan finance in the 1920s: New York's emergence as an international financial centre Mira Wilkins; Index.

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