Crises and Opportunities: The Shaping of Modern Finance

Paperback | March 27, 2013

byYoussef Cassis

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As the world's political and economic leaders struggle with the aftermath of the Financial Debacle of 2008, this book asks the question: have financial crises presented opportunities to rebuild the financial system? Examining eight global financial crises since the late nineteenth century, this new historical study offers insights into how the financial landscape - banks, governance, regulation, international cooperation, and balance of power - has been (or failed to be) reshaped after a systemic shock. Itincludes careful consideration of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the only experience of comparable moment to the recession of the early twenty-first century, yet also marked in its differences. Taking into account not only the economic and business aspects of financial crises, but also their political and socio-cultural dimensions, the book highlights both their idiosyncrasies and common features, and assesses their impact in the broader context of long-term historical development.

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As the world's political and economic leaders struggle with the aftermath of the Financial Debacle of 2008, this book asks the question: have financial crises presented opportunities to rebuild the financial system? Examining eight global financial crises since the late nineteenth century, this new historical study offers insights into...

Youssef Cassis is Professor of Economic History at the University of Geneva and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His work mainly focuses on banking and financial history, as well as business history more generally. His numerous publications on the subject include City Bankers, 1890-1914 (1994), ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.07 inPublished:March 27, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199672431

ISBN - 13:9780199672431

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Christophe Mazurier: ForewordIntroduction1. Pre-War Crises2. Post-War Crises3. Banks4. Governance5. Regulation6. International Cooperation7. Balance of PowerConclusion

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"If the financial crisis has a silver lining, it is that it has heightened appreciation of the importance of financial history. In this book Youssef Cassis, our preeminent historian of banking and finance, illustrates why this is the case. Newcomers will find an accessible introduction tothe history of financial crises, while specialists will find much that is new and novel. Recommended to both." --Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science University of California, Berkeley 20/01/2011