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Fall 2017-2018
HIS 552   No Pass/D/Fail

International Financial History

Harold James

The course examines financial innovation and its consequences from the early modern period to present: it examines the evolution of trading practices, bills of exchange, government bonds, equities, banking activity, derivatives markets, securitization. How do these evolve in particular state or national settings, how are the practices regulated, how do they relate to broader processes of economic development and to state formation? What happens as financial instruments are traded across state boundaries, and how does an international financial order evolve? What are the effects of international capital mobility?

Sample reading list:
Richard A. Goldthwaite, The Economy of Renaissance Florence
Maurice Obstfeld and Alan M. Taylor, Global Capital Markets: Integration, Crisis, and Growth
Alan S. Milward, The Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1945-1951
Barry Eichengreen, Europe's Post-War Recovery
Harold James, The End of Globalization
Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
See instructor for complete list

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 60%
Class/Precept Participation - 40%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20432 S01 9:00 am - 11:50 am W   Dickinson Hall   207   Enrolled:5 Limit:12