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Fragile by Design

The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit

Fragile by Design( )
Author: Calomiris, Charles W.
Haber, Stephen H.
Series title:Princeton Economic History of the Western World Ser.
ISBN:978-0-691-15524-1
Publication Date:Feb 2014
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $74.99
Book Description:

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 political and banking history of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil through several centuries, Fragile...
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Pages:584
Detailed Subjects: Business & Economics / Finance / General
Business & Economics / Banks & Banking
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.1 x 23.8 x 3.737 cm
Book Weight:0.909 Kilograms

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