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The Development of a Rural Weaving Industry and its Social Capital

Hisami Matsuzaki

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198292746
eISBN:
9780191603891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292740.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines a rural weaving district within the context of ‘regional community’. The activities of traders in the Isezaki weaving district, including clothiers, factors, and local bankers, ... More


Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World

Juliet Johnson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700224
eISBN:
9781501703751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700224.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book explores the unsung revolutionary campaign to transform postcommunist central banks from command-economy cash cows into Western-style monetary guardians. The book argues that a powerful ... More


The Portuguese Experience

Renee Levine Melammed

in A Question of Identity: Iberian Conversos in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170719
eISBN:
9780199835416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170717.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The small Jewish community of Portugal was rapidly vastly outnumbered by the incoming Spanish exiles who crossed their borders in 1492. In 1497, the king decided not to expel the Jews in his land, ... More


Enacting a Multilateral Framework for Finance: Treasury and Congressional Compromise

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter compares the ratification struggle over the Treaty of Versailles with the passage of the Bretton Woods Agreement Act to demonstrate the legislature’s concern with how multilateralism ... More


War Finance and Fiscal Devolution

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Wars with France made Charles V's government in Brussels dependent on the creditworthiness of the provinces. The provincial states issued long‐term bonds (underline renten), using the capital to pay ... More


Toward a Workable Strategy for Defensive Warfare

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

When Prince Philip toured the Low Countries in 1549, lavish festivities allowed him to greet the great nobles who commanded Habsburg armies in the region, including young William of Orange. He also ... More


Law's Background

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

John Law was the son of an Edinburgh goldsmith. However, his antipathy towards gold should not be considered as a type of Freudian reaction against his father but as consistent with the evolving ... More


The Impact of EMU on Europe and the Developing Countries

Charles Wyplosz (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245314
eISBN:
9780191697449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245314.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Much has been written about European Monetary Union (EMU), mostly concerning its desirability and whether it will ever come to exist. Now it is here, and likely to stay. The ‘next generation’ of ... More


Bankers

Alan Bullock and F. W. D. Deakin

in France 1848–1945

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221043
eISBN:
9780191678400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221043.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

More than any other group, the bankers were accused of being the ultimate repository of power, the decisive oligarchy. ‘The bankers’ ‘are at the heart of the state. The bourgeoisie has replaced the ... More


The Role of Banks

Jonathan Charkham and Anne Simpson

in Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292142
eISBN:
9780191684876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292142.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter examines the history of the UK banking system and its relationship to commerce and industry. It discusses the position of banks as unique providers of funds in so far as they may well ... More


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