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Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226261621
eISBN:
9780226261768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261768.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is a collection of seven original research papers by leading scholars of American economic history. The papers engage a diverse but clearly related set of topics regarding the establishment ... More


Controlling Capital: Institutional Obstacles to Incorporation

William R. Summerhill

in Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300139273
eISBN:
9780300218619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139273.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter draws on original indicators of joint-stock company formation in Rio de Janeiro, along with the history of legislative changes bearing on capital markets, to test the hypothesis that the ... More


Bank Chartering and Political Corruption In Antebellum New York: Free Banking as Reform

Howard Bodenhorn (ed.)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the first episodes of anticorruption reform in U.S. history. It describes the events leading up to the passage of New York State's 1838 free banking statute, showing how corrupt ... More


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