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An Institutional Theory of Investment Banking

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter applies the property rights theory of Chapter 2 to the investment bank. A critical activity in capitalist economies is the allocation of new resources to new ventures. But this activity ... More


Introduction

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This introductory chapter discusses the types of securities that firms issue, and describes the investment banks that support their issue. The major business lines of the modern investment bank are ... More


Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm, Jr.

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book provides an economic rationale for the dominant role of investment banks in the capital markets, and uses it to explain both the historical evolution of and recent changes to the investment ... More


The Bankers

Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter

in Governing the Modern Corporation: Capital Markets, Corporate Control, and Economic Performance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195171679
eISBN:
9780199783618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171675.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Financial intermediaries — firms that function as the “middlemen of finance” — monitor and influence the way companies are governed in a market economy. Prior to 1933, most large, money-center banks ... More


What Next?

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter uses the theory developed in the previous chapter to comment upon recent developments in the investment banking world, and to speculate about the likely future development of the market. ... More


Investment Banking Origins

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter traces the origins of the modern investment bank. It argues that the English Revolution of 1688 created the strong formal property rights upon which large-scale trade rests. ... More


Wall Street Meets the New Deal (1930–35)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street: A History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130867
eISBN:
9780199871155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

The reaction from Washington to Wall Street woes. Hoover calls Senate investigation into market practices, Roosevelt wins White House, short selling depresses market, F. Pecora becomes lead counsel ... More


Global Banking

Roy C. Smith, Ingo Walter, and Gayle DeLong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195335934
eISBN:
9780199932146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335934.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Few sectors of the global economy have experienced the dynamic and structural change that has occurred over the past several decades in banking and financial services, or as much turbulence and ... More


The Railroad and Civil War Eras (1840–70)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street: A History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130867
eISBN:
9780199871155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

Railroad financing through the Civil War, 1840–70. The attraction of railroads as the first major infrastructure investment; scandals involving financiers; major panic following dissolution of Bank ... More


Defining the parameters

Philippe Espinasse

in IPO: A Global Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083183
eISBN:
9789882209862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083183.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the reasons why a company may wish to go public, and the reasons why not, and sets out what is involved in an initial public offering. It also explains the role played by ... More


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