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Fragile by design : the political origins of banking crises and scarce credit

Author: Charles W Calomiris; Stephen H Haber
Publisher: Princeton, NJ [u.a.] : Princeton Univ. Press, 2014.
Series: The Princeton economic history of the Western world
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Fragile by design.
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Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries - but not in others? Analyzing the political and banking history of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil through  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Calomiris; Stephen H Haber
ISBN: 9780691155241 0691155240
OCLC Number: 879625880
In: Calomiris, Charles W
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards: Business, Finance & Management 2015
Long-listed for Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2014
Description: XI, 570 S. : graph. Darst.
Contents: Section one. No banks without States, and no States without banks. --
1. If stable and efficient banks are such a good idea, why are they so rare? --
2. The game of bank bargains --
3. Tools of conquest and survival : why states need banks --
4. Privileges with burdens : war, empire, and the monopoly structure of English banking --
5. Banks and democracy : Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries --
Section two. The cost of banker-populist alliances: the United States versus Canada. --
6. Crippled by populism : U.S. banking from colonial times to 1990 --
7. The new U.S. bank bargain : megabanks, urban activists, and the erosion of mortgage standards --
8. Leverage, regulatory failure, and the subprime crisis --
9. Durable partners : politics and banking in Canada --
Section three. Authoritarianism, democratic transitions, and the game of bank bargains. --
10. Mexico : chaos makes cronyism look good --
11. When autocracy fails : banking and politics in Mexico since 1982 --
12. Inflation machines : banking and state finance in imperial Brazil --
12. The democratic consequences of inflation-tax banking in Brazil --
Section four. Going beyond structural narratives. --
14. Traveling to other places : is our sample representative? --
15. Reality is a plague on many houses.
Series Title: The Princeton economic history of the Western world
Responsibility: Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber.

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