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The global financial system, 1750-2000

The global financial system, 1750-2000

Author: Larry Allen
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2001.
Series: Globalities.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book traces the evolution of the highly integrated global financial system from 1750 to the present.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Allen, Larry, 1949-
Global financial system, 1750-2000.
London : Reaktion Books, 2001
(DLC) 2002437241
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Allen
ISBN: 9781861895707 1861895704
OCLC Number: 654320304
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The coming of the corporation --
The making of financial markets --
Gold and silver: aristocrats of monetary standards --
The triumph of paper money --
The passage from free banking to central banking --
The birth of world currencies --
The road to flexible exchange rates --
The evolution of international banking --
The paths of foreign investment --
The struggle for free trade --
The vicissitudes of capitalism --
The age of financial integration begins --
In the shadow of the global financial system.
Series Title: Globalities.
Responsibility: Larry Allen.


Traces the evolution of the highly integrated global financial system from 1750 to the present. This book examines the corporate form of business organization in the eighteenth century that saw an  Read more...


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