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Transferring Wealth and Power from the Old to the New World

Transferring Wealth and Power from the Old to the New World
Monetary and Fiscal Institutions in the 17th through the 19th Centuries

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Part of Studies in Macroeconomic History

Forrest Capie, Eugene White, Jan DeVries, Gabriel Tortella, Franciso Comin, Jorge Braga de Macedo, Alvaro Ferreira da Silva, Rita Martins de Sousa, Richard Sylla, Michael D. Bordo, Angela Redish, Carlos Marechal, Marcello Caramagni, M. de P. Abreu, L. A. C. de Lego, Roberto Cortés-Conde, George T. McCandless, Jaramillo U. Jaime, Maisel R. Adolfo, Urrutia M. Miguel, Herschel Grossman, Albert Fishlow
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  • Date Published: October 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521773058

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  • This book is a collection of articles by eminent economic historians from five European colonial powers and from six New World countries. The articles focus on the legacy of the Old World fiscal institutions (taxes and expenditures) and monetary institutions (currency and banking) for the New World from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Did the success or failure of the New World's institutions in the independent countries reflect the foundations and the flaws of the former colonial masters or adaptation to the new environment?

    • Unique, comparative economic and monetary history of Europe and the Americas
    • Numerous world-class economic historians are contributors, including M. Bordo, F. Capie, E. White, R. Sylla, J. deVries, R. Cortés-Conde, M. Urrutia, A. Redish
    • Offers analysis of economic and political determinants of fiscal/monetary regime success and failure that will be of interest to theorists as well as historians
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "I found this book to be useful as a broad guide to the fiscal and monetary institutions of a large number of nations over a considerable time period." Economic History

    "...important and timely collection... each contributor provides a wealth of statistical data and cogent, generally well-written analyses informed by sound economic theories. Furthermore, the editors and commentators have done an excellent job of selecting, summarizing, and evaluating the case studies... this important work should be read by business, economic, and legal historians, and macroeconomists, political economists, and policymakers, both public and corporate." Robin E. Wright, International Journal of Business History

    "Business historians should make extensive use of the volume..." Autumn 2002

    "This book is worth reading for its historical value, especially for those interested in teh development of particular countries." - Review of Political Economy Oren M. Levin-Waldman, Metropolitan College of New York

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    • Date Published: October 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521773058
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus. 48 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Contributors
    1. Introduction Michael D. Bordo and Roberto Cortés-Conde
    Part I. The Old World:
    2. The origins and development of stable fiscal and monetary institutions in England Forrest Capie
    3. France and the failure to modernize macroeconomic institutions Eugene N. White
    4. The Netherlands in the New World: the legacy of European fiscal, monetary and trading institutions for New World development from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries Jan DeVries
    5. Fiscal and monetary institutions in Spain (1600–1900) Gabriel Tortella and Franciso Comín
    6. War, taxes, and gold: the inheritance of the real Jorge Braga de Macedo, Álvaro Ferreira da Silva and Rita Martins de Sousa
    Part II. The New World:
    7. The United States: financial innovation and adaptation, Richard Sylla
    8. The legacy of French and English fiscal and monetary institutions for Canada Michael D. Bordo and Angela Redish
    9. Mexico: from colonial fiscal regime to liberal financial order, 1750–1912 Carlos Marichal and Marcello Carmagnani
    10. Property rights and the fiscal and financial systems in Brazil: colonial heritage and the imperial period Marcelo de Paiva Abreu and Luis A. Corrêa do Lago
    11. Argentina: from colony to nation: fiscal and monetary experience of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Roberto Cortés-Conde and George T. McCandless
    12. Continuities and discontinuities in the fiscal and monetary institutions of New Granada, 1783–1850 Jaime U. Jaramillo, Adolfo R. Maisel and Miguel M. Urrutia
    Part III. Commentaries:
    13. The state in economic history Herschel I. Grossman
    14. Reflections on the collection Albert Fishlow
    Index.

  • Editors

    Michael D. Bordo, Rutgers University, New Jersey

    Roberto Cortés-Conde, Universidad Mayor de 'San Andrés', Argentina

    Contributors

    Forrest Capie, Eugene White, Jan DeVries, Gabriel Tortella, Franciso Comin, Jorge Braga de Macedo, Alvaro Ferreira da Silva, Rita Martins de Sousa, Richard Sylla, Michael D. Bordo, Angela Redish, Carlos Marechal, Marcello Caramagni, M. de P. Abreu, L. A. C. de Lego, Roberto Cortés-Conde, George T. McCandless, Jaramillo U. Jaime, Maisel R. Adolfo, Urrutia M. Miguel, Herschel Grossman, Albert Fishlow

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