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The Role of Banks in the Interwar Economy - Dr. Harold James

The Role of Banks in the Interwar Economy

By: Dr. Harold James (Editor), Hekan Lindgren (Editor), Alice Teichova (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th April 1991
ISBN: 9780521394376
Number Of Pages: 290

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Although international finance and banking has been the subject of much research and writing, the economic impact of banks on industrial structures and the relations between banking and industry in the twentieth century have remained a relatively unexplored area. This volume examines and interprets the economic effect of the financing of industry by banks and of the banks' credit intermediation in industrialised economies. Particular attention is given to the interplay of economics and politics, to the connections between bankers and industrialists, and to the significance of interlocking directorships. A special section is devoted to a hitherto wholly neglected problem in economic history: the vital influence of universal banking in small but highly industrialised countries in central Europe and Scandinavia.

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"...a book made in heaven for monetary economists of the comparative-historical-institutional-interdisciplinary persuasion...a wide-ranging collection of essays--every one of them rich in institutional and historical detail...the reader comes away with a deeper understanding of the complex interplay between the macroeconomic crises of the 1920s and 1930s and the political-economic factors behind the widespread restructuring of domestic financial systems in the 1930s." Jane Knodell, Journal of Economic Issues "...highly informative...This is a most useful collection and will prove a fruitful starting point for further comparative study." Theo Balderston, Business History Review "...valuable if not absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in the interwar economy." Rondo Cameron, Journal of Comparative Economics

Preface
Introduction
Political disputes about the role of banks
Universal banking in interwar Central Europe
Comparing the interwar banking history of five small countries in north-west Europe
American bankers and Britain's fall from gold
Banks and the problem of capital shortage in Germany, 1918-1923
State, banks and industry in Sweden, with some reference to the Scandinavian countries
State, banks and industry in Belgium and The Netherlands, 1919-1939
Investment behaviour of industrial joint-stock companies and industrial shareholding by the sterreichische Credit-Anstalt: inducement or obstacle to renewal and change in industry in interwar Austria
Financing of Hungarian industry by the Commercial Bank of Pest: a case study Elizabeth
The rise and fall of German-inspired mixed banking in Italy, 1894-1936
Banking and economic development in interwar Greece
Why Canadian banks did not collapse in the 1930s
Japanese banks and national economic policy, 1920-1936
Index
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ISBN: 9780521394376
ISBN-10: 0521394376
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 26th April 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.59

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