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Introduction

William R. Summerhill

in Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300139273
eISBN:
9780300218619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139273.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Brazil's early experience with sovereign borrowing and its relation to financial underdevelopment. It summarizes four topics that intersect with ... More


Sovereign Borrowing and Imperial Debt Policy

William R. Summerhill

in Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300139273
eISBN:
9780300218619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139273.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter presents a model of the political economics of sovereign borrowing. It establishes the conditions under which a ruler will seek to borrow and capitalists will agree to lend, despite ... More


Controlling Capital: Institutional Obstacles to Incorporation

William R. Summerhill

in Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300139273
eISBN:
9780300218619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139273.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter draws on original indicators of joint-stock company formation in Rio de Janeiro, along with the history of legislative changes bearing on capital markets, to test the hypothesis that the ... More


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