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Unsettled account : the evolution of banking in the industrialized world since 1800

Author: Richard S Grossman
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Series: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Commercial banks are among the oldest and most familiar financial institutions. When they work well, we hardly notice; when they do not, we rail against them. What are the historical forces that have shaped the modern banking system? In Unsettled Account, Richard Grossman takes the first truly comparative look at the development of commercial banking systems over the past two centuries in Western Europe, the United  Read more...
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Grossman, Richard S.
Unsettled account.
Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010004675
(OCoLC)466341370
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard S Grossman
ISBN: 9781400835256 1400835259
OCLC Number: 656359068
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 384 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Origins of banking --
Banking crises --
Rescuing the banking system: bailouts, lenders of last resort, and more extreme measures --
Merger movements --
Regulation --
Banking evolution in England --
Banking evolution in Sweden --
Banking evolution in the United States --
Constrained and deregulated banking in the twentieth century and beyond.
Series Title: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Responsibility: Richard S. Grossman.

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Commercial banks are among the oldest and most familiar financial institutions. When they work well, we hardly notice; when they do not, we rail against them. This book takes a comparative look at  Read more...

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