A Concise History of International Finance -

A Concise History of International Finance

From Babylon to Bernanke

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Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, doubts have been raised about the future of capitalism. In this broad-ranging survey of financial capitalism from antiquity to the present, Larry Neal reveals the ways in which the financial innovations throughout history have increased trade and prosperity as well as improving standards of living. These innovations have, however, all too often led to financial crises as a result of the failure of effective coordination among banks, capital markets and governments. The book examines this key interrelationship between financial innovation, government regulation and financial crises across three thousand years, showing through past successes and failures the key factors that underpin any successful recovery and sustain economic growth. The result is both an essential introduction to financial capitalism and also a series of workable solutions that will help both to preserve the gains we have already achieved and to mitigate the dangers of future crises.

Product code: 9781107621213

ISBN 9781107621213
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H227xW152xS18
No. Of Pages 376
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series New Approaches to Economic and Social History
A comprehensive survey of international financial history across three thousand years. Larry Neal discusses past crises, both historically and internationally, in order to show how many of them have been successfully overcome in ways that might be adapted to deal with the crises of 2007 to 2010.