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Capitals of Capital : Rise and Fall of International Financial Centres 1780-2009 - 2nd edition

Capitals of Capital : Rise and Fall of International Financial Centres 1780-2009 (ISBN10: 0521144043; ISBN13: 9780521144049)
ISBN13: 978-0521144049
ISBN10: 0521144043

Summary: This is the first history of international financial centres and of the major stake that they now represent in the global economy. Youssef Cassis, one of the world's leading financial historians, provides a fascinating comparative history of the most important centres that constitute the capitals of capital - New York, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. The book explores the dynamics of the rise and decline of these great cen
tres from the beginning of the industrial age up to the present, setting them throughout in their economic, political, social, and cultural context and drawing on concepts from financial economics in its analysis of events. This paperback edition has been fully updated to take account of the challenges posed by the financial collapse of 2007-2008 and offers the longer term framework necessary to understand the ongoing economic crisis facing capitals of capital today.
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Summary: This is the first history of international financial centres and of the major stake that they now represent in the global economy. Youssef Cassis, one of the world's leading financial historians, provides a fascinating comparative history of the most important centres that constitute the capitals of capital - New York, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. The book explores the dynamics of the rise and decline of these great centres from the beginning of the industrial age up to the present, setting them throughout in their economic, political, social, and cultural context and drawing on concepts from financial economics in its analysis of events. This paperback edition has been fully updated to take account of the challenges posed by the financial collapse of 2007-2008 and offers the longer term framework necessary to understand the ongoing economic crisis facing capitals of capital today. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 10
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2010
International: No



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