Transferring Wealth and Power from the Old to the New World: Monetary and Fiscal Institutions in the 17th through the 19th Centuriesby Michael D. Bordo
Pub. Date: 03/31/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is a collection of articles by eminent economic historians from five European colonial powers and from six New World countries. The articles focus on the legacy of the Old World fiscal institutions (taxes and expenditures) and monetary institutions (currency and banking) for the New World from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Did the success or
This book is a collection of articles by eminent economic historians from five European colonial powers and from six New World countries. The articles focus on the legacy of the Old World fiscal institutions (taxes and expenditures) and monetary institutions (currency and banking) for the New World from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Did the success or failure of the New World's institutions in the independent countries reflect the foundations and the flaws of the former colonial masters or adaptation to the new environment?
Table of Contents
Contributors; 1. Introduction Michael D. Bordo and Roberto Cortés-Conde; Part I. The Old World: 2. The origins and development of stable fiscal and monetary institutions in England Forrest Capie; 3. France and the failure to modernize macroeconomic institutions Eugene N. White; 4. The Netherlands in the New World: the legacy of European fiscal, monetary and trading institutions for New World development from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries Jan DeVries; 5. Fiscal and monetary institutions in Spain (1600–1900) Gabriel Tortella and Franciso Comín; 6. War, taxes, and gold: the inheritance of the real Jorge Braga de Macedo, Álvaro Ferreira da Silva and Rita Martins de Sousa; Part II. The New World: 7. The United States: financial innovation and adaptation, Richard Sylla; 8. The legacy of French and English fiscal and monetary institutions for Canada Michael D. Bordo and Angela Redish; 9. Mexico: from colonial fiscal regime to liberal financial order, 1750–1912 Carlos Marichal and Marcello Carmagnani; 10. Property rights and the fiscal and financial systems in Brazil: colonial heritage and the imperial period Marcelo de Paiva Abreu and Luis A. Corrêa do Lago; 11. Argentina: from colony to nation: fiscal and monetary experience of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Roberto Cortés-Conde and George T. McCandless; 12. Continuities and discontinuities in the fiscal and monetary institutions of New Granada, 1783–1850 Jaime U. Jaramillo, Adolfo R. Maisel and Miguel M. Urrutia; Part III. Commentaries: 13. The state in economic history Herschel I. Grossman; 14. Reflections on the collection Albert Fishlow; Index.
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