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Banking Theory and Banking Practice in Antebellum America

Howard Bodenhorn

in State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195147766
eISBN:
9780199832910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147766.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Modern theories of financial intermediation begin from the premise that small, young firms, due to information asymmetries, will not have access to arm's length markets in bonds and commercial paper. ... More


Henry Thornton: The Lender of Last Resort

Antoin E. Murphy

in The Genesis of Macroeconomics: New Ideas from Sir William Petty to Henry Thornton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199543229
eISBN:
9780191715709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543229.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, History of Economic Thought

This chapter discusses Henry Thornton's background and contributions to macroeconomics. Topics covered include his writing of Paper Credit, his criticisms of Adam Smith's monetary economics, and ... More


A Low-carbon Economy—The White Paper

Dieter Helm

in Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199270743
eISBN:
9780191718540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270743.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In 2003, the government produced a White Paper, ‘ Our Energy Future — A Low Carbon Economy', which adopted the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution's (RCEP) target, and proposed to deliver ... More


Contagion in the 2008 Crisis: The Run on the Nonbank Sector, “Shadow Banks”

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes how contagion principally manifested itself in the nonbank sector during the 2008 financial crisis. The Lehman bankruptcy and ensuing breaking of the buck by the Reserve ... More


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