Financial Centres and International Capital Flows in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Hardcover | August 28, 2011

EditorLaure Quennouelle-Corre, Youssef Cassis

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As interest in financial markets intensifies, stimulated by the financial crisis of the early twenty-first century, this book aims to enrich our understanding of the workings and history of financial centres in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the determinants of their success andfailure.The book brings together leading authorities in the field to examine the direction of international capital flows historically in light of the nature of the banking system, market organization, the regulatory framework, and contextual political and diplomatic factors. Contributions discusscompetition, collaboration, withdrawal, and re-emergence of financial centres in Europe, America, and Asia over the past two centuries.Written from a historical perspective but taking full account of recent studies in financial economics, the book, with contributions from leading international scholars, provides new research and approaches to a highly topical issue and sheds light on the recent financial crisis and itsaftermath.

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As interest in financial markets intensifies, stimulated by the financial crisis of the early twenty-first century, this book aims to enrich our understanding of the workings and history of financial centres in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the determinants of their success andfailure.The book brings together leading auth...

Youssef Cassis is Professor of Economic History, at the European University Institute, Florence. 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), Big Business: The European Experience in the Twentieth C...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:August 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199603502

ISBN - 13:9780199603503

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1. Laure Quennouelle-Corre: Introduction2. Ranald Michie: The Battle of the Bourses? Competition between Stock Exchanges in the 20th3. Stefano Ugolini: 1. An 'Atypical' Case? The First Emergence of Brussels as an International Financial Centre 1830-18604. Carlos Marichal: 1. 'Rivalry and Collaboration': Relations between Buenos Aires Merchant Bankers and European Bankers in the Issue of Argentine Government Bonds in the 1880s5. Leonid Borodkin and Gregory Perelman: St. Petersburg Exchange: On the Road to Maturity. Industrial Stock Index, 1897-19146. Leslie Hannah: 1. London as The Global Market for Corporate Securities before 19147. Richard Sylla: Wall Street Transitions, 1880-1920: From National to World Financial Centre8. Laure Quennouelle-Corre: The Decline of Paris as an International Financial Centre 1914-19409. Ileana Racianu: The Banque de France, The Bank of England and the Stabilization of the Romanian Currency in Late 1920s10. Andre Straus: An Integrated European Market Without an International Centre: 1945-1962?11. Catherine Schenk: The Re-emergence of Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre in Asia, 1960-1978 : Contested Internationalization

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"an excellent survey of the compariative history of business enterprise in Britain and France from the late 1800s to the 1980s...a useful and readable set of essays for those interested in the business and economic histories of Britain and France." l- John Nye. The Journal of EconomicHistory.'