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Financial Crises

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Part of MSH: Colloques

Charles P. Kindleberger, Jean-Pierre Laffargue, Hyman P. Minsky, Franco Bonelli, Maurice Levy-Leboyer, Carl L. Holtfrerich, L. S. Pressnell, D. E. Moggridge, Paul Coulbois, Joel Metais, Robert M. Soloit, Warren D. McClam
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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521068710

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  • What can or should be done to ward off or alleviate the effect of financial crises? The papers in this book examine this question, focusing on particular crises, notably those of 1836, 1873, 1920 and 1929. Based on a historical consideration of the nature and propagation of financial crises, the major theoretical issues raised by the contributors centre on whether a financial system, of a nation or of the capitalist world as a whole, is fragile or robust. Although no precise definitions are agreed upon, financial crises are distinguished from crises of unemployment or crises of wartime devastation. The book is based on the papers and proceedings of a conference held in Bad Homberg, West Germany, in May 1979 under the auspices of the Maison de Science de I'Homme and with the support of the Werner-Reimers Stiftung.

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    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521068710
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Charles P. Kindleberger and Jean-Pierre Laffargue
    Part I: Theory:
    2. The financial-instability hypothesis: capitalist processes and the behaviour of the economy Hyman P. Minsky
    Part II. History:
    3. The 1907 financial crisis in Italy: a peculiar case of the lender of last resort in action Franco Bonelli
    4 Central banking and foreign trade: the Anglo-American cycle in the 1830s Maurice Levy-Leboyer
    5. Domestic and foreign expectations and the demand for money during the German inflation 1920-1923 Carl L. Holtfrerich
    6. The sterling system and financial crises before 1914 L. S. Pressnell
    Part III. Policy:
    7. Policy in the crises of 1920 and 1929 D. E. Moggridge
    8. Central banks and foreign-exchange crises today Paul Coulbois
    9. Less developed countries' rising indebtedness and the lender of last resort in international context Joel Metais
    10. On the lender of last resort Robert M. Soloit
    11. Financial fragility and instability: monetary authorities as borrowers and lenders of the last resort Warren D. McClam.

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    Charles P. Kindleberger, Jean-Pierre Laffargue, Hyman P. Minsky, Franco Bonelli, Maurice Levy-Leboyer, Carl L. Holtfrerich, L. S. Pressnell, D. E. Moggridge, Paul Coulbois, Joel Metais, Robert M. Soloit, Warren D. McClam

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