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Crises and Opportunities: The Shaping of Modern Finance

Youssef Cassis


As the world's political and economic leaders struggle with the aftermath of the Financial Debacle of 2008, this book asks the question: have financial crises presented opportunities to rebuild the financial system? Examining eight global financial crises since the late 19th century, this historical study offers insights into how the financial landscape — banks, governance, regulation, international cooperation, and balance of power — has been (or failed to be) reshaped after a systemic shock. It includes careful consideration of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the only experience of compar ... More

Keywords: 2008, financial crisis, financial system, banks, governance, regulation, international cooperation, balance of power

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199600861
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600861.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Youssef Cassis, author
Professor of Economic History, European University Institute, Florence
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