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Borrowers, Investors, and Usury Laws

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199944279
eISBN:
9780199980789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944279.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The English law set a maximum interest rate on loans. To trace the regulation's effect, this chapter examines the tightening of the usury laws in 1714, when the maximum permissible rate was reduced ... More


Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199944279
eISBN:
9780199980789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944279.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The book asks when financial development is good for growth. It turns to industrializing England for an answer, using London goldsmith bankers as a case study. The book traces the early history of ... More


State Regulation of Consumer Credit

Thomas A. Durkin, Gregory Elliehausen, Michael E. Staten, and Todd J. Zywicki

in Consumer Credit and the American Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195169928
eISBN:
9780199384976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169928.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

At the state level, the primary regulatory concerns historically were the cost (pricing) and specific characteristics of credit services offered (for instance, maturity and other nonprice features). ... More


Introduction

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199944279
eISBN:
9780199980789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944279.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The book asks when financial development is good for growth. It turns to industrializing England for an answer, using London goldsmith bankers as a case study. The book traces the early history of ... More


Conclusions

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199944279
eISBN:
9780199980789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944279.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter summarizes the book by making two points. Surveying the literature on growth, it shows that aggregate data do not always capture the quality of financial development, contrasting America ... More


Finance and Slow Growth during the Industrial Revolution

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199944279
eISBN:
9780199980789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944279.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter reviews recent research on Britain's Industrial revolution, showing that the presumed rate of economic growth during this economic watershed has been reduced progressively by several ... More


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