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The origins of value : the financial innovations that created modern capital markets

Author: William N Goetzmann; K Geert Rouwenhorst
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"From the invention of interest in Mesopotamia and the origin of paper money in China, to the creation of mutual funds, inflation-indexed bonds, and global financial securities, here is a sweeping survey of financial innovations that have changed the world." "Written by a distinguished group of experts and illustrated with over one hundred color photographs of landmark financial documents (including the first paper  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
History (form)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William N Goetzmann; K Geert Rouwenhorst
ISBN: 0195175719 9780195175714
OCLC Number: 57579411
Description: xii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: The invention of interest : Sumerian loans / Marc van de Mieroop --
Roman shares / Ulrike Malmendier --
How business was conducted on the Chinese silk road during the Tang Dynasty, 618-907. Part 1. The resolution of an international dispute on the silk road ca. 670 / Valerie Hansen ; Part II. Records from a seventh-century pawnshop in China / Valerie Hansen and Ana Mata-Fink --
The origins of paper money in China / Richard von Glahn --
Paying in paper : a government voucher from the southern Song / William N. Goetzmann and Elisabeth Köll --
From tallies and chirographs to Franklin's printing press at Passy : the evolution of the technology of financial claims / William N. Goetzmann and Laura Williams --
Fibonacci and the financial revolution / William N. Goetzmann --
Bonds and government debt in Italian city-states, 1250-1650 / Luciano Pezzolo --
Venture shares of the Dutch East India Company / Larry Neal --
Perpetuities in the stream of history : a paying instrument form the golden age of Dutch finance / William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst --
Amsterdam as the cradle of modern futures trading and options trading, 1550-1650 / Oscar Gelderblom and Joost Jonker --
Annuities in early modern Europe / James M. Poterba --
John Law : innovating theorist and policymaker / Antoin E. Murphy --
The invention of inflation-indexed bonds in early America / Robert J. Shiller --
The origins of mutual funds / K. Geert Rouwenhorst --
Transatlantic paper and the emergence of the American capital market / Ned W. Downing --
The origins of the New York stock exchange / Richard Sylla --
The first "Eurobonds" : the Rothschilds and the financing of the Holy Alliance, 1818-1822 / Niall Ferguson --
German debt in the twentieth century / Timothy W. Guinnane --
King Leopold's bonds / Robert Harms.
Responsibility: edited by William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst.
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Presenting a survey of financial innovations that have changed the world, this book shows how the world's important financial tools: loans, interest rates, stocks, mutual funds, the coproatin, and  Read more...

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