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The Political Economy of Global Financial Liberalization in Historical Perspective.

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This paper is a first attempt to garner the theory and evidence on the political economy of the first wave of financial liberalisation during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, and of its demise after World War I. Not everyone gained from the process of globalisation (of trade, labour, and finance), which brought about important changes in the structure of the economy and the distribution of income in nations across the world. This paper explores how the economic incentives generated...

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Volume:
89
Series:
Discussion Papers in Economic and Social History
Publication date:
2011-01-01
URN:
uuid:1ae7a231-15c9-455a-abbf-c7f7a3f2b8b2
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15180
Language:
English

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