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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:978-0-691-16835-7
Publication Date:Aug 2015
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $69.99
Book Description:

Why stable banking systems are so rare

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,...
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Book Details
Pages:584
Detailed Subjects: Business & Economics / Banks & Banking
Business & Economics / Finance / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14 x 21.5 x 4.285 cm
Book Weight:0.511 Kilograms



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