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Fragile by design : the political origins of banking crises and scarce credit

Author: Charles W Calomiris; Stephen H Haber
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
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Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries - but not in others? Analyzing the political and banking history of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil through  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Calomiris; Stephen H Haber
ISBN: 9780691155241 0691155240 1400849926 9781400849925
OCLC Number: 858601655
Description: xi, 570 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: If stable and efficient banks are such a good idea, why are they so rare? --
The game of bank bargains --
Tools of conquest and survival : why states need banks --
Privileges with burdens : war, empire, and the monopoly structure of English banking --
Banks and democracy : Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries --
Crippled by populism : U.S. banking from colonial times to 1990 --
The new U.S. bank bargain : megabanks, urban activists, and the erosion of mortgage standards --
Leverage, regulatory failure, and the subprime crisis --
Durable partners : politics and banking in Canada --
Mexico : chaos makes cronyism look good --
When autocracy fails : banking and politics in Mexico since 1982 --
Inflation machines : banking and state finance in imperial Brazil --
The democratic consequences of inflation-tax banking in Brazil --
Traveling to other places : is our sample representative? --
Reality is a plague on many houses.
Series Title: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Responsibility: Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber.
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