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The London Stock Exchange: A History

Ranald Michie

Abstract

Ranald Michie traces the history of the London Stock Exchange from its beginnings around 1700 to the end of the twentieth century, chronicling the challenges and opportunities it has faced, avoided, or exploited over the years. Throughout, the history seeks to blend an understanding of the London Stock Exchange as an institution with that of the securities market of which it was––and is––such an important component; one cannot be examined satisfactorily without the other. Without a knowledge of both, for example, the causes of the ’Big Bang’ of 1986 would forever remain a mystery. However, the ... More

Keywords: Britain, economic history, economic performance, history, institution, international economy, London Stock Exchange, securities market

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242559
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199242550.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ranald Michie, author
University of Durham
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