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Futures Contracts and Futures Markets

Hendrik S. Houthakker and Peter J. Williamson

in The Economics of Financial Markets

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195044072
eISBN:
9780199832958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019504407X.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This is the first of two chapters dealing with futures contracts, and it concentrates on the defining characteristics of a futures contract, on ways in which it can be settled, on types of ... More


SDRs in the transition from Bretton Woods monetary arrangements

Christopher M.D. Wilkie

in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): The First International Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606467
eISBN:
9780191731648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606467.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

As soon as SDRs were instituted, the Bretton Woods arrangements began to unravel. While some observers noted that SDRs could not save the Bretton Woods system and were therefore doomed to ... More


The anatomy of an insurgency

Harry Blutstein

in The Ascent of Globalisation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992897
eISBN:
9781526104311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

With the temperament of an insurgent, Walter Wriston used his position as head of CitiBank to bypass many of the Depression era regulations, helping free bankers in the US and around the world. IN ... More


Regulation and Regulators, 1970–92

Ranald C. Michie

in Banks, Exchanges, and Regulators: Global Financial Markets from the 1970s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199553730
eISBN:
9780191905445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553730.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Before 1970 regulators had relied on the principle of divide and rule as a way of keeping financial systems in order. What this meant in practice was that even in market-based economies authority was ... More


Decline and Renaissance, 1931–2015

Youssef Cassis and Philip L. Cottrell

in Private Banking in Europe: Rise, Retreat, and Resurgence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198735755
eISBN:
9780191799723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735755.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

The book’s final chapter considers the accelerated decline of private banks from the 1930s. Private country banks were (nearly) wiped out by the Great Depression, with no revival in the post-war ... More


Infrastructure Investments and the Shaping of Modern Finance

Youssef Cassis

in Infrastructure Finance in Europe: Insights into the History of Water, Transport, and Telecommunications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713418
eISBN:
9780191781841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713418.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter shows how infrastructure finance has been part of the four major transformations in banking and finance since the mid nineteenth century. The ‘new banks’ mobilized deposits and credit ... More


The Euromarkets and the Crisis of Bretton Woods

Jeremy Green

in The Political Economy of the Special Relationship: Anglo-American Development from the Gold Standard to the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691197326
eISBN:
9780691201610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197326.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores how postwar restrictions on the use of sterling prompted UK merchant bankers to develop an innovative method for financing international trade. They tapped into the large volume ... More


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