The Global Financial System 1750-2000

The Global Financial System 1750-2000

by Larry Allen

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The Global Financial System 1750-2000 by Larry Allen

'an excellent general economic history [that] makes fascinating reading' - Irish Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861895707
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Globalities
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 393 KB

About the Author

Larry Allen is Professor of Economics at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. He is the author of the ABC-CLIO World History Companion to Capitalism (1998) and the Encyclopedia of Money (forthcoming).

Table of Contents

1The Coming of the Corporation15
2The Making of Financial Markets40
3Gold and Silver: Aristocrats of Monetary Standards72
4The Triumph of Paper Money88
5The Passage from Free Banking to Central Banking99
6The Birth of World Currencies126
7The Road to Flexible Exchange Rates142
8The Evolution of International Banking155
9The Paths of Foreign Investment173
10The Struggle for Free Trade184
11The Vicissitudes of Capitalism210
12The Age of Financial Integration Begins223
13In the Shadow of the Global Financial System232

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