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Banks and Notaries

Philip T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal

in Dark Matter Credit

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182179
eISBN:
9780691185057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182179.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter shows that there were two conceivable ways that banks could have engaged in lending. First, they could have entered the mortgage market as lenders but not relied on a notary to do ... More


Risk Sharing with the Monarch

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the role of contingent scenarios and nature of the defaults. Over the last 800 years, many periods of debt accumulation have been followed by default. Despite these disruptions, ... More


Serial Defaults, Serial Profits

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the profitability of banking families. Lending to the king of Spain made good business sense; it was hugely profitable on average, despite periodic defaults and restructurings. ... More


Federal Reserve Support of the Treasury Market during World War I

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses Federal Reserve support of the Treasury market during World War I, which was founded on two statutory credit facilities: the original power of the Reserve Banks to discount, or ... More


Olympic Pandas, Trojan Pandas, and the Science behind Soft Diplomacy

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

After China ceased its practice of giving panda pairs as state gifts, it began a short-term loan program. This evolved into long-term scientific loans. The whole time the concept of panda diplomacy ... More


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