- Thursday, June 29
- 12:15 PM
- Kaiserplatz 7-9, 4th floor, Room 4.006
Pre-industrial money markets: a functional and comparative approach.
Financial history has a strong teleological bent. Pre-industrial finance is often depicted as haphazard and deficient, because lacking strong, modern institutions like joint-stock banks or stock exchanges. By contrast, a comparison of the Dutch Republic with the Southern Netherlands over the period 1500-1800 shows very active markets offering a wide range of credit techniques tailored to each and every financial need.