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An Institutional Theory of Investment Banking

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter applies the property rights theory of Chapter 2 to the investment bank. A critical activity in capitalist economies is the allocation of new resources to new ventures. But this activity ... More


Introduction

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This introductory chapter discusses the types of securities that firms issue, and describes the investment banks that support their issue. The major business lines of the modern investment bank are ... More


Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm, Jr.

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book provides an economic rationale for the dominant role of investment banks in the capital markets, and uses it to explain both the historical evolution of and recent changes to the investment ... More


The Bankers

Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter

in Governing the Modern Corporation: Capital Markets, Corporate Control, and Economic Performance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195171679
eISBN:
9780199783618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171675.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Financial intermediaries — firms that function as the “middlemen of finance” — monitor and influence the way companies are governed in a market economy. Prior to 1933, most large, money-center banks ... More


What Next?

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter uses the theory developed in the previous chapter to comment upon recent developments in the investment banking world, and to speculate about the likely future development of the market. ... More


Investment Banking Origins

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter traces the origins of the modern investment bank. It argues that the English Revolution of 1688 created the strong formal property rights upon which large-scale trade rests. ... More


Wall Street Meets the New Deal (1930–35)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street: A History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130867
eISBN:
9780199871155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

The reaction from Washington to Wall Street woes. Hoover calls Senate investigation into market practices, Roosevelt wins White House, short selling depresses market, F. Pecora becomes lead counsel ... More


Global Banking

Roy C. Smith, Ingo Walter, and Gayle DeLong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195335934
eISBN:
9780199932146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335934.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Few sectors of the global economy have experienced the dynamic and structural change that has occurred over the past several decades in banking and financial services, or as much turbulence and ... More


The Railroad and Civil War Eras (1840–70)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street: A History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130867
eISBN:
9780199871155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

Railroad financing through the Civil War, 1840–70. The attraction of railroads as the first major infrastructure investment; scandals involving financiers; major panic following dissolution of Bank ... More


Defining the parameters

Philippe Espinasse

in IPO: A Global Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083183
eISBN:
9789882209862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083183.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the reasons why a company may wish to go public, and the reasons why not, and sets out what is involved in an initial public offering. It also explains the role played by ... More


Background Considerations to a Re‐Regulation of the US Financial System: Third Time a Charm? Or Strike Three?

Jan Kregel

in Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 World Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578801
eISBN:
9780191723285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578801.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Kregel's chapter notes that the United States financial system is currently undergoing its third episode of major financial turmoil and response in the form of financial re‐regulation. The first was ... More


Getting ready

Philippe Espinasse

in IPO: A Global Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083183
eISBN:
9789882209862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083183.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter sets out the preparatory work needed for an initial public offering and explains the roles played by different professionals, including the company going public, the investment bank, and ... More


Traders: Risks, Decisions, and Management in Financial Markets

Mark Fenton-O'Creevy, Nigel Nicholson, Emma Soane, and Paul Willman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269488
eISBN:
9780191699405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269488.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Organization Studies

This is a book about traders in financial markets: what they do, the kind of people they are, how they perceive the world they inhabit, how they make decisions and take risks. This is also a book ... More


The Robber Barons (1870–90)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street: A History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130867
eISBN:
9780199871155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

Age of the robber barons and role of strong, dominant figures in the development of Wall Street, including Gould, Rockefeller, Pierpont Morgan, and Jacob Schiff. Further development of the markets, ... More


Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

In the case of an acquisition or a merger, it is very often the case that when an individual or company perceives itself to be the winner, subsequent events will show that the victory was overvalued. ... More


Finance capital in Chandlerian capitalism

Mary A. O’Sullivan

in Management Innovation: Essays in the Spirit of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695683
eISBN:
9780191738265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695683.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Business History

Alfred Chandler wrote a great deal on finance capital in the development of big business. In making bold and provocative statements, he provided scholars with a variety of stimulating ideas. To a ... More


The Structure and Investment Performance of Privatization Share Offerings

William Leon Megginson

in The Financial Economics of Privatization

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195150629
eISBN:
9780199835768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150627.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the structure and investment performance of share issue privatizations (SIPs). SIPs differ from private-sector share issues in almost all respects, except that both use the same ... More


Market-Based Banking in Japan: From the Avant-Garde to Europe’s Future?

Ryunoshin Kamikawa

in Market-Based Banking and the International Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662289
eISBN:
9780191749209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662289.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter explains why the development of ‘market-based banking’ in Japan remained very low. Because of this, the banking sector of Japan was not damaged significantly by the international ... More


The Footprint of Foreign Listing: Issuers from Emerging Markets

Dariusz Wójcik

in The Global Stock Market: Issuers, Investors, and Intermediaries in an Uneven World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199592180
eISBN:
9780191729089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592180.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Chapter 3 continues the focus on issuers, but this time in an international context. The analysis is based on the most dynamic part of the foreign listing market in 2000s: issuers from Brazil, ... More


Supranational Agenda-Setting: The World Bank’s “Modest Proposal”

Taylor St John

in The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Politics, Law, and Unintended Consequences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789918
eISBN:
9780191831553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789918.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter four sets out the context in which the World Bank proposed ICSID and analyzes the Bank’s motivation, resources, and strategy in doing so. World Bank officials had extensive access to ... More


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