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Asset Salability and Debt Maturity: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century American Railroads

Efraim Benmelech.

in The Review of Financial Studies

April 2009; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Bankruptcy; Transport; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Economic History. 18794 words.

I investigate the effect of assets' liquidation values on capital structure by exploiting the diversity of track gauges in nineteenth-century American railroads. The abundance of track...

Banking panics, bank failures, and the lender of last resort: the Showa Depression of 1930–1932

Fumio Akiyoshi.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Financial Regulation; Banking. 9225 words.

By using bank-level data pertaining to the period of the Showa Depression in Japan, we examine whether banking panics caused solvent banks to close down and fail. We find that bank...

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The current economic crisis: its nature and the course of academic economics

Tony Lawson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Systems; General Economics and Teaching; Economic Methodology; Economics; Economic Education and Teaching of Economics; Economic History; Financial Institutions and Services; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Capitalist Systems; Individual Economists. 11027 words.

The current crisis has triggered significant debate concerning economic theory and policy. Largely absent from this debate is an informed discussion of the methods used by economists in...

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Dividend Policies in an Unregulated Market: The London Stock Exchange, 1895–1905

Fabio Braggion and Lyndon Moore.

in The Review of Financial Studies

September 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Economics; Corporate Governance. 16570 words.

Miller and Modigliani (1961) show that in perfect and complete financial markets a firm's value is unaffected by its dividend policy. Much of the more recent research has demonstrated that...

The double bubble at the turn of the century: technological roots and structural implications

Carlota Perez.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Economics. 10043 words.

This paper argues that the two boom and bust episodes of the turn of the century—the internet mania and crash of the 1990s and the easy liquidity boom and bust of the 2000s—are two distinct...

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Editors’ introduction

Christopher Bowdler and Rui Pedro Esteves.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook. 516 words.

In this short article we provide an introduction to the issue of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy entitled ‘Sovereign Debt: Lessons from the Past, Reforms for the Future’.

Ending “Too Big To Fail”: Government Promises Versus Investor Perceptions

Todd A. Gormley, Simon Johnson and Changyong Rhee.

in Review of Finance

March 2015; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Money and Interest Rates; Financial Regulation; Law and Economics; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Capitalist Systems. 11359 words.

Can a government credibly promise not to bailout firms whose failure would have major negative systemic consequences? Our analysis of Korea’s 1997–98 crisis suggests an answer: No. Despite...

The faces of liberal capitalism: Anglo-Saxon banking systems in crisis?

Sue Konzelmann, Marc Fovargue-Davies and Gerhard Schnyder.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Capitalist Systems; Corporate Regulation. 16076 words.

The recent financial crisis has severely shaken confidence in the conventional wisdom of economic liberalism, giving rise to debate about the appropriate direction of theory and policy. In...

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Financial Crises, Development, and Growth: A Long-term Perspective

Carmen M. Reinhart and Vincent R. Reinhart.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economywide Country Studies. 6887 words.

Observed over long periods, the upward path of the output of most economies occasionally takes jagged steps down. More often than not, these events are associated with a variety of crises,...

Financial Crisis Management in Europe and Beyond

Louis W. Pauly.

in Contributions to Political Economy

June 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; International Relations and International Political Economy; History of Financial Markets and Institutions. 7220 words.

Financial and capital market integration in Europe is now well-advanced, but it confronts a serious challenge in the design of workable arrangements for crisis prevention, management and...

From insurance to investments: financialisation and the supply side of life insurance and annuities in the USA (1970–2006)

Peter Wissoker.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Economics; Insurance. 8988 words.

The paper describes the supply side of the annuity products and hybrid investment/life insurance policies that were developed and sold by US life insurers from the 1970s onward, including...

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The global financial customer and the spatiality of exclusion after the ‘end of geography’

Gary A. Dymski.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Economics; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; International Finance. 9723 words.

This paper evaluates O'Brien's assertion that freer global financial flows and movement will eliminate the significance of geography for financial processes because enhanced global choice...

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Governance, regulation and financial market instability: the implications for policy

Sue Konzelmann, Frank Wilkinson, Marc Fovargue-Davies and Duncan Sankey.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Money and Interest Rates; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Corporate Regulation; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Capitalist Systems. 14440 words.

Just as the 1929 Stock Market Crash discredited Classical economic theory and policy and opened the way for Keynesianism, a consequence of the collapse of confidence in financial markets...

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Growth or Glamour? Fundamentals and Systematic Risk in Stock Returns

John Y. Campbell, Christopher Polk and Tuomo Vuolteenaho.

in The Review of Financial Studies

January 2010; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; History of Financial Markets and Institutions. 18922 words.

The cash flows of growth stocks are particularly sensitive to temporary movements in aggregate stock prices, driven by shocks to market discount rates, while the cash flows of value stocks...

How have Europeans grown so tall?

Timothy J. Hatton.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; History of Financial Markets and Institutions. 9285 words.

Increases in human stature are a key indicator of improvements in the average health of populations. In this article I present and analyse a new data set for the average height of adult...

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In search of sustainable paths for the eurozone in the troubled post-2008 world

Jacques Mazier and Pascal Petit.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Public Economics; Money and Interest Rates. 8797 words.

The diversity in the eurozone has costs and advantages, respectively, for countries whether they are confronted with an overvalued or undervalued euro. Rough estimations of these costs and...

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Interbank networks in prewar Japan: structure and implications

Tetsuji Okazaki and Michiru Sawada.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2012; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Mergers and Acquisitions; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Banking; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 14310 words.

In this article, we explore the structure and implications of interbank networks in prewar Japan, focusing on director interlocking. We find that approximately half the banks had at least...

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Introduction: financial geographies—the credit crisis as an opportunity to catch economic geography's next boat?

Ewald Engelen and James Faulconbridge.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Economics. 4139 words.

The story of the financial turmoil that swept the world in 2007 and 2008 has proven to be geographical to the bone. In this introduction to the special issue on ‘financial geographies’ we...

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Keynes and the interwar commodity option markets

Maria Cristina Marcuzzo and Eleonora Sanfilippo.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2016; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Individual Economists; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards). 11485 words.

In the first quarter of the twentieth century, options began to be widely employed in the main financial centres in Europe and the USA for trading in spot and futures markets. From 1921...

Lending Relationships and Loan Contract Terms

Sreedhar T. Bharath, Sandeep Dahiya, Anthony Saunders and Anand Srinivasan.

in The Review of Financial Studies

April 2011; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Corporate Governance; Financial Institutions and Services; Banking; Investment Banking; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; History of Financial Markets and Institutions. 30361 words.

We find that repeated borrowing from the same lender translates into a 10–17 bps lowering of loan spreads and that relationships are especially valuable when borrower transparency is low....