Dealing with financial and other forms of economic intermediation in Europe, Canada, and the United States since the seventeenth century.
This volume includes ten essays dealing with financial and other forms of economic intermediation in Europe, Canada, and the United States since the seventeenth century. Each relates the development of institutions to economic change and describes their evolution over time, as well as discussing several different forms of intermediation, and deals with significant economic and historical issues.
Table of Contents
Part I. Financial Intermediaries in Europe: 1.
Markets and institutions in the rise of London
as a financial center in the seventeenth
century Larry Neal and Steven Quinn
2. The Paris bourse, 1724-1814: experiments in
microstructure Eugene N. White
3. No exit: notarial bankruptcies and the
evolution of financial intermediation in
nineteenth century Paris Philip T. Hoffman,
Giles Postel-Vinay and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
Part II. Financial Intermediaries in the
Americas: 4. The mortgage market in Upper
Canada: window on a pioneer economy Angela
5. Integration of U.S. capital markets:
southern stock markets and the case of New
Orleans, 1871-1913 John Legler and Richard Sylla
6. The transition from building and loan to
savings and loan, 1890-1940 Kenneth A. Snowden
Part III. Other Forms of Intermediation: 7.
Intermediaries in the U.S. market for
Technology, 1870-1920 Naomi R. Lamoreaux and
Kenneth L. Sokoloff
8. Beyond Chinatown: social networks, economic
development, and overseas Chinese
intermediaries on the multiethnic
North-American Pacific coast in the age of
financial capital Diane Newell
9. Finance and capital accumulation in a
planned economy: the agricultural surplus
hypothesis and Soviet economic development,
1928-1939 Robert C. Allen
10. Was adherence to the gold standard a 'good
housekeeping seal of approval' during the
interwar period? Michael Bordo, Michael
Edelstein, and Hugh Rockoff.