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London Banks and International Finance, 1890–1914

Youssef Cassis

in London and Paris as International Financial Centres in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269495
eISBN:
9780191710162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269495.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The differences between the City of London's position as the world's leading financial centre in 2000 and in 1900 can be understood by considering the actors who occupied centre stage during the late ... More


The Emergence of Corporate Merchant-Banks in Dugento Tuscany

John F. Padgett

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter illustrates that the Tuscan merchant-banks organizationally sat at the intersection of the otherwise distinct relational-flow domains of international trade, state finance, and noble ... More


The Rise of the Investment Bank

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/9780199296576.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The 19th-century industrialization of America required significant quantities of capital that could not be met by local savings. Commercial law was not well-developed at the start of the century, and ... More


Private Banking in Europe: Rise, Retreat, and Resurgence

Youssef Cassis and Philip L. Cottrell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198735755
eISBN:
9780191799723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735755.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

This book analyses the experiences of European private bankers from the early modern period to the early twenty-first century. Private bankers have been defined as owner-managers of their bank, ... More


The Onset of the Corporate Economy, 1870–1914

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/9780198735755.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

From 1870 onwards, private bankers were confronted with the rise of increasingly large and powerful joint-stock banks, in a fast expanding and internationally open economy. Chapter 5 considers how ... More


Competitive Banking II: Demonetization of Gold

Thomas Quint and Martin Shubik

in Barley, Gold, or Fiat: Toward a Pure Theory of Money

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300188158
eISBN:
9780300199222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188158.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Here we tell the story of a gold demonetization. We do this by presenting and solving three models. The first is the “usual” buy-sell two-good economy BEFORE a demonetization. It has gold as the ... More


Choice and Connections, 1825–1914

Ranald C. Michie

in British Banking: Continuity and Change from 1694 to the Present

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198727361
eISBN:
9780191793516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727361.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Despite the rise of a small number of large joint-stock banks in the nineteenth century there remained a considerable diversity within British banking. In the market for savings, savings banks and ... More


Control and Compartmentalization, 1945–1970

Ranald C. Michie

in British Banking: Continuity and Change from 1694 to the Present

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198727361
eISBN:
9780191793516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727361.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

British banking was not nationalized after the Second World War except for the Bank of England. Government intervention in the banking system exercised during the Second World War, remained long ... More


J. Pierpont Morgan: 1837–1913: Jupiter

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter chronicles the life of J. Pierpont Morgan and his rise to becoming America’s most important banker.


Banking Sector and Corporate Structures—The Scope of the Recovery and Resolution Framework

Michael Schillig

in Resolution and Insolvency of Banks and Financial Institutions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198703587
eISBN:
9780191927249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198703587.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The financial system is populated by a wide variety of different institutions, within and across jurisdictions. Their structure and legal nature is largely path-dependent on the applicable ... More


Governing the affluent university

Morton Keller and Phyllis Keller

in Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of America's University

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195144574
eISBN:
9780197561829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195144574.003.0015
Subject:
Education, History of Education

When Conant left the presidency in 1953, Harvard was still under the sway of its traditional soft-shoe, old boy administrative style. Pusey felt no great obligation to modernize governance. To the ... More


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