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Financial Centres and International Capital Flows in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Laure Quennouëlle-Corre and Youssef Cassis


As interest in financial markets intensifies, stimulated by the financial crisis of the early 21st century, this book aims to enrich understanding of the workings and history of financial centres in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the determinants of their success and failure. The book brings together leading authorities in the field to examine the direction of international capital flows historically in light of the nature of the banking system, market organization, the regulatory framework, and contextual political and diplomatic factors. Chapters discuss competition, collaborati ... More

Keywords: financial markets, financial crisis, financial centres, banking system, market organization, regulatory framework, competition, collaboration, financial economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199603503
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603503.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laure Quennouëlle-Corre, editor
Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris

Youssef Cassis, editor
Professor of Economic History, European University Institute, Florence
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