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The Origins of National Financial Systems: Alexander Gerschenkron Reconsidered Douglas J. Forsyth

The Origins of National Financial Systems: Alexander Gerschenkron Reconsidered

Douglas J. Forsyth

Published August 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781134417308
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256 pages
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Since the 19th Century, there has been an accepted distinction between financial systems that separate commercial and investment banking and those that do not. This comprehensive collection aims to establish how and why financial systems develop, andMoreSince the 19th Century, there has been an accepted distinction between financial systems that separate commercial and investment banking and those that do not. This comprehensive collection aims to establish how and why financial systems develop, and how knowledge of financial differentiation in the 19th Century may afford insight into the development of contemporary banking structure.This book poses a systematic challenge to Alexander Gerschenkrons 1950s thesis on universal banks. With contributions from leading scholars such as Ranald Michie and Jaime Reis, this well written book provides solid and intriguing arguments throughout.