Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution After 1700

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After 1688, Britain underwent a revolution in public finance, and the cost of borrowing declined sharply. Leading scholars have argued that easier credit for the government, made possible by better property-rights protection, lead to a rapid expansion of private credit. The Industrial Revolution, according to this view, is the result of the preceding revolution in public finance. In Prometheus Shackled, prominent economic historians Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth examine this hypothesis using new, detailed archival data ...

Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution After 1700 2013, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199944279

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