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Financial Crises : MSH: Colloques - Charles Poor Kindleberger

Financial Crises

MSH: Colloques

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Published: 30th July 1982
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What can or should be done to ward off or alleviate the effect of financial crises? The papers in this book examine this question, focusing on particular crises, notably those of 1836, 1873, 1920 and 1929. Based on a historical consideration of the nature and propagation of financial crises, the major theoretical issues raised by the contributors centre on whether a financial system, of a nation or of the capitalist world as a whole, is fragile or robust. Although no precise definitions are agreed upon, financial crises are distinguished from crises of unemployment or crises of wartime devastation. The book is based on the papers and proceedings of a conference held in Bad Homberg, West Germany, in May 1979 under the auspices of the Maison de Science de I'Homme and with the support of the Werner-Reimers Stiftung.

Introduction
Theory
The financial-instability hypothesis: capitalist processes and the behaviour of the economy
History
The 1907 financial crisis in Italy: a peculiar case of the lender of last resort in action
Central banking and foreign trade: the Anglo-American cycle in the 1830s
Domestic and foreign expectations and the demand for money during the German inflation 1920-1923
The sterling system and financial crises before 1914
Policy
Policy in the crises of 1920 and 1929
Central banks and foreign-exchange crises today
Less developed countries' rising indebtedness and the lender of last resort in international context
On the lender of last resort
Financial fragility and instability: monetary authorities as borrowers and lenders of the last resort
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ISBN: 9780521243803
ISBN-10: 0521243807
Series: MSH: Colloques
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 30th July 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.63