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Author Grossman, Richard S.

Title Unsettled account [electronic resource] : the evolution of banking in the industrialized world since 1800 / Richard S. Grossman.

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 384 pages) : illustrations.
Series The Princeton economic history of the western world
Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Origins of banking -- Banking crises -- Rescuing the banking system: bailouts, lenders of last resort, and more extreme measures -- Merger movements -- Regulation -- Banking evolution in England -- Banking evolution in Sweden -- Banking evolution in the United States -- Constrained and deregulated banking in the twentieth century and beyond.
Summary Commercial banks are among the oldest and most familiar financial institutions. When they work well, we hardly notice; when they do not, we rail against them. What are the historical forces that have shaped the modern banking system? In Unsettled Account, Richard Grossman takes the first truly comparative look at the development of commercial banking systems over the past two centuries in Western Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia. Grossman focuses on four major elements that have contributed to banking evolution: crises, bailouts, mergers, and regulations. He explores whe.
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Subject Banks and banking -- History.
Banks and banking -- Government policy.
Bank failures.
Financial crises.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Grossman, Richard S. Unsettled account. Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2010 9780691139050 (DLC) 2010004675 (OCoLC)466341370
ISBN 9781400835256 (electronic bk.)
1400835259 (electronic bk.)
9780691139050 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0691139059 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786612639500