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Free Banking: The Populist Revolt Takes Root in New York

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:
10.1093/0195147766.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Modern interpretations of free banking argue that lightly regulated banking systems are either unstable and undesirable, or that free competition in banking generates the same favorable outcomes as ... More


Property Banking, Free Banking, and Branch Banking

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:
10.1093/0195147766.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In an effort to encourage immigration and expand commercial agriculture, several southern states created and subsidized plantation banks designed to monetize agricultural economies and provide ... More


State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History

Howard Bodenhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195147766
eISBN:
9780199832910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147766.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

An outpouring of recent theoretical and empirical research places financial intermediaries center stage in the process of economic growth. Through their dealings with customers as depositors, ... More


The Evolution of Bank Boards of Directors in New York, 1840–1950

Howard Bodenhorn and Eugene N. White

in Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226261621
eISBN:
9780226261768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261768.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Contemporary bank governance is criticized for manager-dominated (insider) boards of directors; but this was also a characteristic of early nineteenth century banks, where the roles of president and ... More


Introduction

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:
10.1093/0195147766.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Studies of modern banking systems focus on two issues: the efficiency of banks as intermediaries and the connection between financial intermediation and economic growth. Earlier banking systems ... More


Bank Chartering and Political Corruption In Antebellum New York: Free Banking as Reform

Howard Bodenhorn (ed.)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the first episodes of anticorruption reform in U.S. history. It describes the events leading up to the passage of New York State's 1838 free banking statute, showing how corrupt ... More


Peppermint Bank

Dan Allosso

in Peppermint Kings: A Rural American History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300236828
eISBN:
9780300252620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236828.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts how Hiram Hotchkiss opened his own Peppermint Bank in order to avoid the difficulties he continually had with local bankers. It explains how Hiram used his Peppermint Bank ... More


The Great Compromise

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith

in Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the dual monetary system that existed in the hundred years after 1832, a period characterized by basic compromise. The compromise which followed the demise of the Second Bank of ... More


Riba, Gharar, and the Moral Economy of Islam in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Ibrahim Warde

in Islamic Finance in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612161
eISBN:
9780748653072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612161.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Islamic banking is generally reduced and marginalised to ‘interest-free banking’. While the restrictions against riba form the very foundation of Islamic finance, debates still persist as to the ... More


A Short History of Risk Sharing in the US Monetary Union

Waltraud Schelkle

in The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity: Understanding the Euro Experiment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198717935
eISBN:
9780191787416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717935.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter provides a historical account of the evolution of macroeconomic risk sharing in the US. The US example has often played a role in the debate between those who advocated a political union ... More


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