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Financial elites and European banking : historical perspectives

Author: Youssef Cassis; Giuseppe Telesca, (Research associate)
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"What role have the financial elites in European societies and markets played over time? What was their contribution to the recent financial collapse, and how does this compare to previous crises? How have financial elites adjusted to, or influenced, the evolution of the financial system's regulatory framework over time? Financial Elites and European Banking: Historical Perspectives is a collection of essays  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Youssef Cassis; Giuseppe Telesca, (Research associate)
ISBN: 9780191085536 0191085537 9780191825941 0191825948
OCLC Number: 1045426360
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 259 pages)
Contents: Cover; Financial Elites and European Banking: Historical Perspectives; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Contributors; Introduction; I.1 Introduction; I.2 Literature Review; I.3 Not Mere 'Dependent Variables': Financial Elites and Financial Regime Change; I.4 Presentation of the Volume; 1: Financial Crises and the Public Discourse on Financial Elites: A Comparison between the Great Depression and the Great Recession; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Theoretical Framework; 1.3 Financial Elites' Position and Responsibilities; 1.4 Discursive Struggles; 1.5 Conclusion 2: Reshaping Strategies: Merchants and Bankers at the Time of the French Revolution2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Brokering Information between Bankers at the Eve of 1789: The Case of Walter Boyd and Henry Hope; 2.3 Sliding Doors: New Opportunities and Disillusion for Bankers in the Early Period of the French Revolution; 2.4 Living through Revolution: Hottinguer's Rise to the Haute Banque; 2.5 Conclusion; 3: Adjusting to Financial Instability in the Interwar Period: Italian Financial Elites, International Cooperation, and Domestic Regulation, 1919-1939; 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Banks and Instability in Italy between the World Wars3.3 The Quest for Stabilization: Inter-Allied Debts and International Cooperation; 3.4 The Return to the Gold: Central Banking and Financial Regulation; 3.5 A Tale of Two Delegations: The Italian Financial Elites at Brussels and London; 3.6 Conclusion; 4: Financial Elites and the Italian Corporate Network, 1913-2001; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Source; 4.3 Descriptive Statistics of the Network; 4.4 The Structure of the Network; 4.5 The Big Linkers; 4.6 Conclusion; Appendix: Top Twenty Big Linkers 5: French Bankers and the Transformation of the Financial System in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century5.1 Introduction: The Legendary Conservatism of the French Financial Elites; 5.2 Financial Elites and the Regulated Financial System, 1945-1970s; 5.2.1 Elites and the State: A Post-War Co-Management of Regulation; 5.2.2 Avoiding Regulation and Implementing Innovations; 5.2.3 Lobbying and Networks; 5.3 A Changing Attitude toward Innovation since the 1980s?; 5.3.1 The International Context as a Booster of Financial Reform 5.3.2 Financial Asphyxia and the Changing Attitude of Financial Elites5.3.3 1984-1986: The Big Leap Forward; 5.3.4 The Decisive Political Impulse; 5.3.5 The Liberal Programme of 1986: The Beginning of Privatizations; 5.4 Conclusion; 6: Trust and Regulation in Corporate Capital Markets before 1914; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 The Agency Problem: and Solutions; 6.3 Britain: The Leading Corporate Issuer; 6.4 Intermediaries and the Financial Elite; 6.5 The Free ('Do-It-Yourself') Market; 6.6 Listing Rules; 6.7 The Rule of Corporate Laws; 6.8 Conclusion: Were UK Shareholder Protections Unique?
Responsibility: edited by Youssef Cassis and Giuseppe Telesca.


There has been renewed interest in the role of financial elites since the economic crisis of 2008. This edited book examines the role of financial elites from a historical perspective through a  Read more...


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