British Financial Crises since 1825

Hardcover | October 29, 2014

EditorNicholas Dimsdale, Anthony Hotson

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This book provides a history of British financial crises since the Napoleonic wars. Interest in crises lapsed during the generally benign financial conditions which followed the Second Word War, but the study of banking markets and financial crises has returned to centre stage following thecredit crunch of 2007-8 and the subsequent Eurozone crisis.The first two chapters provide an overview of British financial crises from the bank failures of 1825 to the credit crunch of 2007-8. The causes and consequences of individual crises are explained and recurrent features are identified. Subsequent chapters provide more detailed accounts of therailway boom - and - bust and the subsequent financial crisis of 1847, the crisis following the collapse of Overend Gurney in 1866, the dislocation of London's money market at the outset of the Great War in 1914 and the crisis in 1931 when sterling left the gold standard. Other chapters consider therole of regulation, banks' capital structures, and the separation of different types of banking activity. The book examines the role of the Bank of England as lender of last resort and the successes and failures of crisis management. The scope for reducing the risk of future systemic crises is assessed. The book will be of interest to students, market practitioners, policymakers and general readersinterested in the debate over banking reform.

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This book provides a history of British financial crises since the Napoleonic wars. Interest in crises lapsed during the generally benign financial conditions which followed the Second Word War, but the study of banking markets and financial crises has returned to centre stage following thecredit crunch of 2007-8 and the subsequent Eur...

Nicholas Dimsdale is Emeritus Fellow in Economics at Queen's College Oxford and an Associate Fellow of Nuffield College, having retired as Fellow and University Lecturer in Economics. His interests are in monetary economics, macroeconomic history and financial history. His papers have been published in leading journals and he has edit...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199688664

ISBN - 13:9780199688661

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David Harding: Foreword1. Nicholas Dimsdale and Anthony Hotson: Introduction2. Forrest Capie: British Financial Crises in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries3. Nicholas Dimsdale and Anthony Hotson: Financial Crises and Economic Activity in the UK since 18254. Gareth Campbell: Government Policy during the British Railway Mania and the 1847 Commercial Crisis5. Marc Flandreau and Stefano Ugolini: The Crisis of 18666. Richard Roberts: 'How We Saved the City': The Management of the Financial Crisis of 19147. Nicholas Dimsdale and Nicholas Horsewood: The Financial Crisis of 1931 and the Impact of the Great Depression on the British Economy8. John Turner: Holding Shareholders to Account: British Banking Stability and Contingent Capital9. Avner Offer: Narrow Banking, Real Estate, and Financial Stability in the UK, c. 1870-201010. Youssef Cassis: Do Financial Crises Lead to Policy Change?