Fragile by Design -

Fragile by Design

The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit

By Charles W. Calomiris, Stephen H. Haber

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Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries--but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil have not only been crisis prone but have provided miniscule amounts of credit to business enterprises and households. Analyzing the politic

Product code: 9780691168357

ISBN 9780691168357
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW140
Series The Princeton Economic History of the Western World
Publisher Princeton University Press
No. Of Pages 584
On Sale Date 04/08/2015